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Denali

June 10, 2015

For Brian.

There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times.

Made possible by Patagonia
Generous support from: First Descents, Ruffwear and Snow Peak

In order of appearance: Ben Moon & Denali
Producer: Ben Moon // Moonhouse
Directed / edited / written: Ben Knight // Felt Soul Media
DP: Skip Armstrong // Wazee Motion Pictures
Second Camera: Page Stephenson
Co-Writer: Katie Klingsporn
Wet Camera: Justin Harris
Sound Recordist: Jim Hurst
Music Supervisor: Ben Knight and Chris Parker
Sound Mix: Justin Harris
Narrated by: Ben Knight

Music by: Chihei Hatakeyama, Images of a Broken Light ? chihei.org
Music by: Odesza, It’s Only [feat. Zyra] In Return, odesza.com, courtesy of Counter Records 2014

Still Photographs by: Ben Moon, Lisa Hensel, Carli Davidson, Miranda Moon, Vivian Moon, Jean Redle Dawn Kish, Lisa Skaff, Pete Rudge, Kristen & Ian Yurdin, and John Sterling

Film, Surf

Surf Berlin: Kickstarter

November 28, 2014

About a year ago, I interviewed Ira Mowen. Ira is on a quest to catch the only German wave, before the ship that produces it is gone forever. He’s been documenting his journey, in a film named Surf Berlin. That film now has a kickstarter campaign.

Check out the Surf Berlin Kickstarter campaign here. My interview with Ira can be read here.

Film, Skate

i was a skate rat.

November 25, 2014

i was a skate rat.

The sun drenched, cascade of sub and ex-urban cul-de-sacs crawl across the state of Florida, much like its creeping kudzu brethren to the north. A constant source of derision among urban planning futurists, architects, and environmentalists alike, the vague banality of suburban life has been excoriated for years by the culture class for representing the life draining, and waste producing by-product of our civilization’s greatest advances. Skateboarding, like life, as is so menacingly projected in 1993’s Jurassic Park, will find a way. It is in these island-like colonies, without the music scenes, without advantageous architectural density, and without the crews of peers that drove skating to new heights in urban environments, that some of skateboarding’s most pivotal moments transpired.

I was a Skate Rat, is a brief meditation on the nature of how suburban nomadic skateboarders find each other, build communities – and as is often the case in adversarial environments – use every inch of their limitations and blank canvas, to breed ideas that influence the life of skateboarders every day. From the kick flip, to the kick tail, Floridians are responsible for scores of technical and cultural advancements – and they are all skate rats.

words from Trey Edwards

In conjunction with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s traveling exhibition INNOSKATE 2014, presented in Florida by The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation & The Polk Museum of Art.

Film by Drew Miller.

Film, Surf

Starboard Shapers

June 3, 2014

Surfboard shapers are insatiable – it is their best characteristic. No amount of  shaping and glossing, designing and calculating will ever fulfill a shaper. There is   always a blank template, always potential. And, this insatiable drive continuously   causes shapers to draw outside the lines and create radically new surfboard designs.   It keeps our sport evolving. The crew at Starboard is no different. Their foam / carbon fiber design gives the feel of classic glass and foam, as well as extreme   strength from space-age materials. These boards have the brains and the brawn.

Film, Surf

Out in the Line-up

March 7, 2014

The weeds of homophobia intrude and pollute nearly every community, including surfing. It is appalling that within a culture known for its accepting and loving persona, a group of people feel unwelcomed and discriminated against. “Out in the Lineup”, a new film by Ian W. Thomson, is driving to alleviate this intolerance. Bigotry is caused by a lack of understanding and “Out in the Lineup” offers the chance to learn about and understand a group of people who share a common relationship – surfing. Although the film has not been released yet (due to release in March) we here at Stoke Harvester want to raise awareness for this important movie and encourage you to check out the film.

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” – John F. Kennedy

 

– Patrick

Film, Surf

The Tomorrows People

February 14, 2014

A visual expedition thru the many facets of Chemistry. Since our beginning, we have always taken pride in staying original by showcasing what makes us who we are. Never ones to follow the trends, take the retro path, or bite others style. We keep moving into the future our way. We are The Tomorrows People.

Edited by: Eric Warner
Filmed by: Eric Warner, Mike Gleason, Joe Guagliardo, and Scott Smith.
Check out Body Glove’s “Live From The Moon” on iTunes now

Surfers: Cheyne Magnusson, Mike Gleason, Todd Prestage