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How did you get into videography? I got into videography and photography through BMX in the mid 90s. I would have been in my early teens and we had a solid crew of BMXers and skateboarders in my hometown. Like most skaters/BMXers we would spend our time riding or watching VHS videos of the time. After watching Toy Machine’s “Welcome to Hell” (1996) I was fully inspired to film as much as we could. A skater friend and I did just that, we were always inspiring each other and learning together.
When did you get into BMX? I got introduced to BMX in the early 90s when I was riding my store bought BMX bike around town and ran into two older kids on legitimate BMX bikes. Up to this point, all I knew about BMX is what I saw on the movie “Rad.” I rolled around with those guys most of the day and ended up at one of their houses. There was a four foot mini in the backyard and my mind was blown! I had never seen anything like that in my life. Once it got too dark to ride we went inside and one of the guys popped in Mark Eaton’s “Wheelies.” My life has been consumed by BMX ever since.
What is your part in Standard? My involvement with Standard Byke Company came naturally, Rick Moliterno and I have a good friendship as well as a working relationship. We talk daily about life and ideas for Standard. My wife and I own a small business and Rick and I bounce business ideas off one another. I also help with social media posts, film/take photos, help with logo designs, and screen print most of their soft goods. We also just started the Standard Byke YouTube channel (better late than never) that we’re posting to and have some series ideas for that coming soon.
When you were out at Woodward over this past summer, what was your favorite memory there? WoodWard was an amazing time all together, I was very fortunate to be invited on the trip. Seeing old friends and meeting new dudes was great! All of the S.B.C. guys came prepared to ride and that’s just what they did, its never a disappointment. Jamie Thayer doing that truck into the bowl blew my mind, that dude is GNARLY! The mini ramp session that happened late in the week was my highlight, all the guys on the mini with Jamie Bestwick was outta hand! There was so much goodness in those few hours in Cloud 9.
In Props issue 79, what was your favorite memory of helping with the making of that video?
The GnarBarn section was dope to make because those dudes are the homies that I typically ride with most of the time. We filmed all of that section in one session there.
The Bobbie Altiser Profile was very special to me because I had started filming Bobbie about a year before we were even aware that there was going to be a new Props Issue. At that time all I knew was that Bobbie is a down to earth, humble, and unique person who happens to be really damn good on a bike. I didn’t know what I was going to do with all of my Bobbie clips until Chris Rye hit me up about the new Props Issue this past summer. I told him about the Bobbie footage I was sitting on and he was stoked. Once I knew Chris was on board I knew it was going to be in good hands and turn out better than I could have hoped. Chris and I ended up staying and filming with Bobbie for two or three days to finish telling the story. Even though Chris Rye and I are friends, it was pretty wild that I was standing side by side with him filming for a new issue of Props! Chris did all of the editing on that, which took my ideas to the next level. It came out beautifully and I am glad that it finally had a home on the new issue!
What is your favorite place your camera has taken you with in BMX? Any memories you can think of? My camera and bike have taken me all over the country. Without sounding to cheesy, I am more stoked on who I have met through my camera and bike rather than where I have been.
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Why is your Instagram handle name @murderbike? Where did the name come from? Murderbike is just how I feel at times. Sometimes my bike and I are homies and other times I simply want to murder my bike!
What is the gear you use to film? I’ve had a lot of camera gear over the years including 35mm film cameras and high 8 tape camcorders. Right now my work-horses are a Canon 5D Mark III and the Panasonic DVX200. I always keep the GoPro Hero 5 in my bag just in case and I also have the DJI Phantom Professional Drone that I hardly ever use and a Sony HDR-AX2000 that is currently collecting dust.
What are some of your latest projects you have of are working on? The last project I helped on was the Props Issue 79, which was amazing to say the least. I’ve been watching Props for years and then to have a chance to contribute to this new issue was a great opportunity! I always have a laundry list of projects for Standard in the works. As long as Rick gives me the nod of approval, I have free reign to come up with ideas and make them happen. Most of the time Rick has the good ideas, I just have ideas. We refer to it as coffee talk and things can quickly get out of control.
Chris Rye is in the process of making a full length documentary on Jimmy LeVan for Dig Magazine and I was fortunate enough to go on that adventure. We traveled literally all across America to do 35 interviews for the doc. I am in the process right now of writing a behind the scenes article for Dig about our time on the road.
What are some companies with in BMX that you have worked on? The only BMX company that I have done things for is Standard Byke Company. That is where my heart is and I believe in what they do there. I have been asked to do projects by a few other BMX companies and generally after hearing the kooky pitch I simply say no thanks. There are other great companies out there that I would work with if it felt right, but most of the time it doesn’t. The beauty of doing my own thing is that if something doesn’t seem like its going to be fun or rad I am under no obligations to anyone but myself to decline the offer.
What inspires you to create content with in BMX? Creating content for BMX is all I know and love, after all these years it still makes my heart pump a little faster. I couldn’t imagine trying to do photos or film for anything else. I think if my heart isn’t in the project then that will show in the final production.
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