As some of you already saw the post before Alex’s awesome news WOO ALEX!, I posted up a trailer for the Super BMX DVD.. I got a little more information about it and maybe it will be your next DVD buy. I should be getting a copy of it and I will do a review to post up after I get that.
Name of DVD?
SuperBmx presents… ‘Live For Today’ a BMX Road Trip Video
How did the name come about?
Oh Man! Settling on the name was really difficult. Originally it was to be called “SuperVision” in the late 90’s but that never happened. A bunch of other names floated around in my head for awhile too, “Whammo” was one and then it was pretty much was gonna be called “Fuel to Burn…Roads to Drive” after a lyric in a Neil Young song and since its somewhat of a road trip video. But then I realized it should be shorter and simpler and it became a toss up between that and “Live For Today” a song by an old hippy band called ‘The Grassroots’. I used a cover version of that song by ‘Lords of the New Church’ for the ‘Keyko Trails’ (our crew’s trails). Basically the very last part I edited was the title scene and I just went with ‘Live For Today’ at the last minute. It’s funny because in the video promo, in the bonus section it still has the Fuel to Burn title.
How long has this video been in the works?
I started the SuperBmx video project around ’97 or 98′. Base Brooklyn’s ‘The Shady Bunch’ had dropped about a year or so before and Glenn Milligan was gonna help me edit this project. I only had a low end Sony Hi-8 camera and everything was progressing so fast then by the time I got enough footy together the older stuff was too dated, and then all videos that were being released were pretty much filmed strictly with 3 chip cameras. So it was put on hold till I could get a real camera.
Who filmed and edited it?
I filmed and edited it, it was my first video editing project so it was a huge learning experience, I pretty much learned as I went along so I think the parts I edited last came out a little better than the others. It gets to the point where you can look at something and keep tweaking it over and over forever but at some point you gotta chill and realize that if you keep doing that it’ll never be done so you just gotta leave it alone and live with it, thats a hard part too, but overall I’m 100% satisfied with it. Other people who filmed were James Reres, Paul Cvikevich, Brian Kaminsky, Steve-O Ciron, Chris Zeppieri, Grady Corbitt, Brian Russell, Paul Eibeler, Craig “ManBoy” Passero, Tom Passero, Alex Samide, Jake Ehrinberg, Dan McAllister, and Joe Trimarchi.
What kind of cameras and editing equipment was used?
A Sony TRV-950 is my only camera, story behind that is funny, my ex-girlfriend worked for an Advertising agency, it was their camera but she could bring it home if she wanted to so I got to use it on the weekends. Long story short, she got laid off from the company while I had the camera and it never made it back to them, then I got laid off from the relationship and it never made it back to her. She asked for it back once but I think she knew I needed it more than her and she just let it go as a parting gift which was cool. For editing I used a pirated copy of Final Cut Pro 5, on a Apple G4 eMac, really. I only use the best!
Is there full parts? Who all has some?
All the parts are of places, I think it kept the Road Trip vibe going through out. It was also an easier way to feature the 67 or so different riders that have clips in the video without breaking them into their own sections.
2. Austin Texas part one
3. On the Road (mixed places section) part one
4. Long Island
5. Crash Section
6. Hooligan Trails (R.I.P.)
7. Austin Texas part two
8. On the Road part two
9. Keyko Trails
10. Ender mixed section of antics and some riding over Karaoke
11. Slide Show of over 500 photos
It says there’s some “pros” in this video, who would those guys be?
Guys that definately would be considered pros would be guys like Chase Hawk, Brian Foster, Jimmy Levan, Chris Hallman, Derrick Girard, Brian Yeagle, Joe Simon and a ton of other guys I’d considered pro
There’s a whole bunch of unknown guys, who are some of those guys?
A few of the guys coming up that are killing it and are really cool are Pauly ‘the Pirate’ Cvikevich, Craig ‘Manboy’ Passaro, and Bobby Delaat. Also Chris Zeppieri and Marvin Morales are coming up doing their thing in the streets.
There’s a ton of other people in too, they’re all listed on the website. And there’s a lot older guys in it too, who party way too much but still manage to ride somehow too, like “The Hooligan BoozeHounds”. We’re all about 30 years old now and the older you get the harder it gets to ride off those hangovers after a good Friday night!
Did you pick who would be in the video or is it more a crew of guys who put there stuff together?
Pretty much everyone in the video are people I’m friends with and happened to be around when I was filming, nothing was planned out too much. And then there’s also the crew that rides the Keyko Trails, all the Hooligans, and all the Long Island kids.
What kind of stuff can people expect to see in it?
Pretty much an even mix of Trails and Street filmed throughout the country. A ton of antics and comedy mixed in too, with a bit of partying and boozing too, Hell there’s even Inter-Racial Bum Intimacy in there as well.
It says there’s like 2 tailwhips and two barspins in the whole thing, how did you manage this and why?
The people I ride with and filmed don’t really do them I guess. I put that fact out there just so people would know ahead of time what they were getting. If you’re looking to see a ton of barspins and tailwhips you probably won’t have a hard time finding a video full of them these day. I’m not hating on that type of video at all, the Animal videos are amazing and I love to watch that type of video, they’re some of my favorites. I just wanted to go do something different. I like a variety of different things, I just wanted to balance things out a bit and focus more on guys who aren’t the best at doing the latest tech stuff but are pretty damn good at what they do and who are the best at having a good time on and off their bikes.
Is there any special features or anything with it?
Bonus sections include:
The Video Promo
The SuperVision Promo from ’98 edited by Glenn Milligan
My (Superfly) part in my friend tom Bivona’s video “DV3”
My 3 parts from Base Brooklyn’s videos “The Shady Bunch”, “Off The Hook”, & “Neighborhood Superheroes”
An alternate Keyko trails edit from ’06
And an edit called “Fish Face” that you gotta see to understand
Where can people pick it up?
Right now the easiest way to get it is through the website www.superbmx.com
But it should also be available through your favorite BMX Mailorder and Bike shops very soon
Its $18.00 and shipping is included within the U.S. (for international shipping email us)
Also copies #1-16 were individually numbered and autographed by Jimmy Levan each with a unique personal message
those copies are $25 and are available only through the website.
100% of the sales from them are going to the Stephen Murray Fund and the Jimmy Levan Fund to help with their medical expenses
Go Buy this, You won’t be disappointed!!!