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Proficiently Efficient: Justin Schwanke and friends in Germany

30 Oct Proficiently Efficient: Justin Schwanke, Thomas Henderson and friends in Germany


I’ve always been stoked on Justin’s videos, the personalities of Justin and his friends really come through to give a “just having fun” feel and this video is no different. I’ve known of Justin for a while through old BMX forums and Facebook, and was stoked when he hit me up to chill for a day while on a layover in Halifax on his way to Germany. I could finally make that connection to the dudes having a blast in his edits. Tons of awesome looking German spots that him and Thomas Henderson (and others) killed.

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TBT – Greg Flag from Presence

30 Oct TBT – Greg Flag from Presence

When Ian Fleming suggested this edit for TBT I was super stoked. It’s been a bit since we’ve seen some Greg Flag footage and if there’s anything this world could use more of it’s Greg footage.

Greg is the kind of guy who can film a video part in a few days. In fact, the first time I ever met Greg we filmed a clip of the craziest thing I’d ever seen done at the Montreal Olympic stadium, at that time. Greg moved to Montreal from Halifax somewhere around 2007.

A few interesting facts about this part, we filmed this Presence dvd over the course of a year and made trips from Montreal to Toronto, Boston, NYC, Philly, Burlington, Quebec city, and more. Greg was really into David Bowie at the time. The Montreal scene was really tight at this time but Greg and Corey Dewey were really pushing each other riding wise and it was amazing to see. Every spot they’d have ideas for each other and you’d often hear them say “I’ll try this if you try this” which almost always lead to them rolling away from something crazy.

The very last Presence DVD will be filmed over the course of 2015, stay tuned.

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“Tadros “Teddy” Eyob killed it (and his teeth too) for his welcome edit to killemall distro! Shredding done mainly in the Calgary Albert area.

Filming credit to the homies (Jay, Quintin, & Owen)

Teddy rides for BMX Gallery in Calgary, Alberta.”

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Sean Tiffin and Riley Abramyk by Jared Chilko

27 Oct Sean Tiffin and Riley Abramyk by Jared Chilko

The names Sean Tiffin or Riley Abramyk might not ring a bell for you yet but I’m sure they will after watching this. Sean and Riley absolutely killed the streets of Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta over the Summer of 2014. It was great getting to ride and film with these guys this past year and I’m looking forward to what’s next. Both of them are capable of some pretty absurd things on a 20″ bicycle so hit play! – Jared Chilko

Filmed/Edited: Jared Chilko
Additional Filming: Isaac Barnes
Music: Witchcraft – “Lady Winter”

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Setups: Andrew King

26 Oct Setups: Andrew King


What’s the current setup?

Vx2100, mk1 fisheye, shitty panasonicĀ nv-gs250 camera for second angle and importing footage, pentax me super and the light is some vid pro light.

SD over HD?

Hell ya So much more character. I just love holding a vx camera when I film I get bored of hd footage.

Who are some of your favourite dude’s to film and what are a couple of your favourite edits/ projects you’ve worked on?

I like filming with my friends Josh Zylstra, Ian Pryzdial, Kostya Chimkovitch, Nigel Sapriken, and Neriah Mair. One of my favourite edits I worked on was with Nathan Royes a couple years ago. But I’m most stoked on the mixtape I have been working on the last few months.

When do you figure that’ll be dropping? 2014 or just keeping it going til your fully stoked to drop it?

I think will be putting it out pretty soon Just a few more clips we wanna get done first.

If Sony released a VX3000 with SD cards (no heads) instead of tapes, would you make the switch?

Nah I don’t think so, I’m pretty content with my set up but I have been pretty lucky with the reliability of my camera, haven’t had messed up heads or anything (knock on wood).

What is Bleach and how did it start?

It’s just something I have been working on the last couple years with my friend. Got super into bleaching all my old clothing. So we started wanting to make are own stuff that will be dropping soon. Just some random shit we think is cool. And I have been making videos under that name for last couple years.

Any tips for anyone getting into filming that you wish you knew when you were getting into it?

Keep Skatepark footage separate from street footage Just cause I have come to hating skatepark footage mixed into street edits, just a personal preference.

Click here for the Bleach Vimeo account

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Ryan Eles – Welcome to Federal

24 Oct Ryan Eles – Welcome to Federal

Coming up through the ranks over the years, Ryan Eles just found himself a spot in the Federal Family. Ryan throws down some smooth moves across Ontario and Montreal to the backing tracks of DJ Kool. This edit has me reminiscing over summer and middle school dances. Congrats Ryan!

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