LOLO

Lolo in Pidgin Hawaiian describes a crazy, outlandish, attention seeking stupid person. It's also our first collaboration with TreeVisions and APB, which was originally released last year in 2014. This wasn't just the first collaborative video with another filmmaker, but it was also my first time editing under the influence of adderall.  Now I'm being as completely serious when I say that I DO NOT suggest anyone to do adderall, UNLESS under the supervision of a zero bullshit critic because they won't be afraid to tell you your work sucks and that it looks like you threw everything up onto the timeline.  Adderall is a low grade amphetamine (meths baby cousin) and is suppose to help people with ADD and ADHD by helping them settle and focus. It did just that for me I wasn't surprised that it worked, really well. I stayed awake for close to 2 days, which wasn't shocking, but what caught me off guard was the almost disappearance of my critical judgment. If I were getting busy work done like entering data onto a spreadsheet, this drug would be marvelous, but trying to be creative was a bit difficult because the inner critic was overpowered by someone trying to take care of business. Also, the next day after editing wasn't filled with the satisfaction of completing this video or any feeling relief, it was filled with anxiety, fear, and depression. The down was real deep and for me, it's not worth the down in my opinion. In the end, I'm glad I shared the experience with friends and now see how adderall can actually be beneficial in certain situations, not so much creative endeavors. As a disclaimer for myself, my experience is based on one 25 mg dose and I haven't tried it since. I'm not opposed to experimenting with smaller doses, but I haven't found a reason too, probably because I see it as a crutch and you don't need to be a Lolo.

Hi-Sk8 Films 2015

Some of the videos from this years Hi-Sk8 Films Showcase at the Doris Duke Theater are now available to the world (No, Poi Dog isn't one of them.) These are the only ones I've come across so far and coincidentally my 3 favorite films of the night are already up. I was about to do a more elaborate review on them but then I thought, no one reads this nor should you care what I think. I mean I've only been skateboarding for the past 15 years, and filming it for the last 10, but that doesn't really matter because these videos speak for themselves. Each of them portrays a different aspect of skateboarding that I've come to love and appreciate throughout my years as an addict. So grab your favorite green bottle and indulge in some good old fashion Hawaii skateboarding. 

Teenage rebellion, incriminating activities... like jail time illegal, slappies, raw streets, HI-jinx

Good vibes, smooth jams, the best host and DJ fo'reals, Sporty 40's in full effect, new Hartsel footage!

Personally my favorite video, if you're not down with the Shitty Kids, we have no business with you.

Nutz fakaz bombing Tantalus.

Old guy cruising Kaimuki Hills

Aloha Friday

Lowercase was the first skate video from Hawaii that I seen. When my friend Derek brought a copy back to Maui, my world changed.  I didn't know that level of skating had existed in Hawaii and the craftsmanship of the video itself was nothing short of amazing. And I'm not being bias. Here are 2 things I look for that 14 year old me at the time didn't even know I was looking at, but clearly paid attention to when I watched any skate video. Number 1, music/soundtrack. If you music sucks, your video sucks. Everything else is number 2 to the soundtrack because the music sets the tone and vibe of a good video.  Here's an anti-case and point, Vans Propeller. Watch Rowans part, the only thing protecting you from an ear-beating is his skating. So unless you or whoever you film skates like Rowan, second-guess your music selection when editing your part for the next Hi-Sk8 Film Fest!