Tree Pointer

The best Christmas present came early for us this year, our latest collaboration with APB Skate Shop and TreeVisions is LIVE on Thrasher!  Didn't ever think we'd get a video uploaded to their site or their instagram so I'm super stoked we got the opportunity to show off guys running um HAAD in Hawaii and holding it down for APB. Glad that we could introduce Michael and Kelly to the fam in a big way because these two bring da 🔥🔥🔥 and keep me itching to skate. Cheers boyz 🍻 

POI DOG

After getting Lolo, Conor and I thought it'd be fun to try to film a video with the vx1000 again.  We dusted off our old friends and decided to take parts from our 2 dead cameras to make 1 working one.  We got it back with a couple of problems that ended with us retiring that one for a newer one.  With spirits high, we use our newer one for a little before that one was shelved too.  The entire time, I was using my GH2 as a backup, but after sidelining the 2nd vx, APB blessed us by getting a HVX and GH4, which is what we shot the remainder of the video on.  This is one of the reasons behind the name "Poi Dog".  Poi dog is a local reference to a mixed bred dog.  This video is a mix of personalities and styles, shot with a mix of recording devices, set to a mix inspired by Ras KazThis is our bastard mutt.

Larry's 46th Birthday Challenge

In words, this challenge sounds daunting. I don't think I've done more than 20 tricks on this thing. 46 at 46 (technically 45 at the time) sounded insane! But after watching this, you already know he has more tricks in his bag. Larry proves age is just a state of mind and that skateboarding is in fact a fountain of youth. Truly inspiring Larry!

filmed/edit by Conor McGivern

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.