Thursday, May 1, 2014

A New Special

Hey All,

Life in Malaysia is going well.  I've been travelling for work and fun since I last wrote and I've been training like mad.  Hopefully all this effort will make something amazing when this project is over but for now we are in the thick of things as shooting starts here next week!  I shot this latest video back in February but as I've been travelling and working so much I've only be able to release it now.  I hope it was worth the wait!

Killing It at the New Monkey Vault
Mr. Jonny Caines and I went to the new Monkey Vault in February to do some flips.  The excellent Yung Lee brought his glide-cam rig and some sexy camera work and this is what we shot.  I hope you like it!

Also you can see me in the latest X-Men trailer for about 0.25s  :P  Really you wont know I'm there unless you know which scene it is (the third clip of Mystique when she is blue and killing people).  Anyway this iteration looks pretty cool, hopefully it doesn't fail on the delivery.

X-Men: Days of Future's Past Trailer 3


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Malaysian Adventures

Hello Everyone and Greetings from Malaysia!

I am living and working in Malaysia right now which is freaking fantastic!  I was hired to do stunts for a project that is filming here and a few other locations around the world :)  It has been a whirlwind of travel, meeting new friends and intense training but somewhere in all of that I have managed to edit another video.  I shot this at the very end of 2013, just after the new Monkey Vault opened up near my new apartment.

The New Monkey Vault
After training for a week at the brand new Monkey Vault that opened up minutes away from my new apartment I shot this video with a friend.  He wanted to test out his new pocket dolly so I did some simple things around the gym.  If you're in Toronto you should definitely go check out the gym, it's awesome!!  Also the next video I shot here is much better!

At the end of 2012 I was the lead characters stunt double in a movie called Wolves.  It has been in post production FOREVER but finally it is being released.  Here is the trailer.  Every time the lead is in wolf form and doing action that is me :)  I can't wait to see the whole thing!!

Hopefully I'll be writing some updates about my trip and life here in Malaysia as I'll be around for the next 6 months!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Adventures in China

Hello All!  It has been quite a while since I've made a post.  Was dealing with some brutal personal shit but now that is all behind me and I'm back to training and making videos again.  This one comes from some footage I took on a trip to China at the end of 2013.

Angry Birds Parkour
I went to China to work on a movie and afterward I spent a bit of time travelling around the country.  I went to a town near Shanghai with Kyle Shapiro and his friends from Link Parkour to test out the new parkour facilities in the Angry Birds Activity Park.  It was a really cool place but unfortunately the rain cut our training short.  Still had a lot of fun and did a few moves outside for the first time!

(Kyle thanks again for letting me stay at your place!!)

Also I love snowboarding and snowboarding videos.  If you do too then check this out!  It will blow your mind!

Happy to be back :)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Last Hawaiian Training Day :(

Hello All!  Another parkour video shot in Hawaii.  I experimented with taking some establishing shots this day and I'm quite pleased with what they added to this video.  Not that I'm great at figuring out what shots to take and how to use them, but I think this was a good starting point and it has inspired me to experiment more and learn how to use them effectively.

Waikiki Parkour
My forth and final training day in Hawaii.  I had an awesome time wandering around the neighbourhood, finding these sweet spots and figuring out some cool(ish) ways to interact with them.  Also, I hope this video gives you a little bit of an idea of what it is like to be in Waikiki.  I only wish I had even more time to spend there and the rest of Hawaii!!

Also if you guys aren't subscribed to the Flow channel on YouTube you should be.  They put up awesome pk and tricking related stuff all the time!  I especially like this video they released recently where Livewire does a review of newly posted excellent parkour videos.  Exactly what I need, even more ways to spend time watching videos on youtube!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

GoPro Hawaiian Parkour

Hello All!  Haven't uploaded in a while because I had to make the long (and sad) journey back home.  Now that I am home its great being back, seeing the fam and catching up with old friends.  I've got lots of footage to edit still!  Probably at least 20 videos to come, all the way back from last November!  While I edit those videos enjoy this one!

GoPro Hawaiian Parkour
Another day of parkour in beautiful Hawaii.  I love seeing GoPro parkour footage so I shot some of my own.  Obviously the tricks aren't comparable to what I've seen online, but I like that I can show people what I see when I'm pk-ing even if the vaults are small :P  More to come shortly!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tricking in Hawaii!

Hello All!  Putting out more flipping videos as they are fun and easy, but still let me create something and try to improve my art.  I have watched a lot of awesome videos recently, I don't know if what I'm feeling is more envy or inspiration but either way I want to tell stories and share emotions as well Sacha Powell from storrorblog and Devin Graham from devinsupertramp.  Certainly I have a long way to go, but I'm sure it will be a fun and rewarding journey!

Tricking in Hawaii!
Found a sweet spot in a circle of palm trees to throw down some tricks near the beach in Waikiki.  In this video I tried to show what a session is like instead of just the tricks I landed.  I know these aren't the hardest tricks out there, but they are pretty good for me on grass :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Parkour in Hawaii!

Hello All!  This is the first time I've made a video out of chronological order from all the footage I have stored up, but its just taking too long to make these creative, adventure videos.  Instead I can quickly pump out some short, fun flipping videos to show everyone what I've been up to in Hawaii!

Parkour in Hawaii!
As this is only my second day of the season I was practicing some basics and individual flips.  It's good to see I haven't lost too much over the winter and that all my indoor wall flip practice has paid off.  This is the first time I tried and landed a wall-front and wall-arabian outdoors!  Hopefully more parkour videos to come soon as I explore my new neighbourhood a little more!

Also I found this excellent TED talk about some issues with the American political system.  I really think everyone should watch it, American or not!