As we are coming up on the one year anniversary of the Venice Skate Park this weekend, we will likely run a ton of celebratory Skate Park related stories this week.
Peep this fun video by David Harry Stewart which was shot over a 13 day period in May and June.
The first time I saw the skate park, I cold not believe how beautiful it was. That gorgeous sinuous concrete so close to the ocean. There were 2 camera operators and myself. All the crazy leap over camera stuff was me handholding on my back in the bowl. The style of the cinematography was inspired by the song. We had filmed for a couple of days, and I was looking for a thread to hold the piece together. I friend of mine in Portugul had just seen the band, and this track seemed so perfect, sort Beach Boys 2010. I think they are local, no?
The video was just featured at the Creators Project Conference in Beijing, which sort of blows my mind. Spike Jonz and Takashi Murakami were presenting amoung others.
On Thursday, September 30th from 7-9:00pm Surfrider West LA will have a chapter mixer at Video Army. They are planning on celebrating their recent victory with decision of the State Water Board to uphold the Malibu septics ban!
There will be a raffle for Jack Johnson tickets, and discussion on chapter Executive Committee elections which are going to be held next month. Get involved! Music will be provided by Brent George.
Venice High People: The 2010 Homecoming Court applications are due October 4th (in the Student Store by the end of lunch). If you did not attend the informational meeting on 9/27, you must see Ms. Davis in Room 137 and put your name on the list of applicants.
The 2009 Venice High Homecoming Court!
For over 40 years, the Venice High School Alumni Association has been responsible for selecting the Homecoming Court. The Alumni Association takes great pride in the fact that, unlike most schools, Venice High chooses its Homecoming Court not by a popularity contest, but rather through a selection process that rewards citizenship, school spirit, community involvement and work ethic. This year, the student body will narrow down the list of candidates given to the Alumni Association with a school-wide vote on October 5th. For more information, contact Nikki Gilbert (’89)