Here is the second installment of the “Just for Fun” footy. This is bonus and throwaway footage from the 2008 filming of my “Dirty Maneuver” skate part.
I love having all of this footage because it’s awesome to go back on and realize so much of these years are well documented. So many good times and moments captured to reflect on and feel nostalgic about.
Remember, skateboarding is fun. So here’s me having a great time and enjoying some of the less serious moments as well as the plenty of rad things that just couldn’t make the cut in the actual part. enjoy.
always, much love and thanks to everyone involved in this footage: from skating to filming to just hanging out and sharing life. all the credits are in the video. peace to dan levy.
Rated gnaR Films presents Christopher Brown’s skate part from the film “Dirty Maneuver” which never saw a full/ finished DVD release but appears in many parts online (see dirty maneuver tab for all the skate parts and trailers).
After sitting on this footage for four years I finally got the motivation and determination to get it out there. Originally there was another whole year of footage to review, edit, and add in, but i decided to just make it 2008 only and save 2009 for perhaps another video in the future. While to me this skate part should probably be called “Sketchy Maneuver” haha it captures a prime skateboarding year for me when considering devotion, determination, fun, and accomplishments.
This footage was shot from Spring to Fall in 2008 in various location of upstate, NY, including:
Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Ballston Spa, Glens Falls, Schenectady, and Albany.
One of the interesting things about this video is the history and use of different spots. You can see old pieces of Saratoga that don’t exist anymore, or short lived spots in the process of construction. You can also see classic spots that have been skated many times before, and things/ places you have seen but wouldn’t have considered ‘made for skating.’ As a skater’s perspective it’s a cool trip down memory lane…we all miss the self serve.
Filmed mostly by Ryan Cambage and Casey Schultz, with additional filming by Tony Delessio, Daniel Levy and Zak Young.
Edited by me with music by Turbonegro. I originally wanted to skate to a Turbo song so inspired to still do so i choose “Into the Void” a bonus song off of their 2007 album Retox because it was fresh at that time in 2008 and a fun tune which like many of their other songs are quite fitting for skating i feel. Song courtesy of Cooking Vinyl Records and Kontor New Media.
Produced by Rated gnaR Films. Copyright 2012 Rated gnaR/ Bad Culture Films.
It is still in 2008 quality however because this footage was originally shot on miniDV, mostly with a fisheye lens which cut down some of the lighting and clarity, and was originally captured onto a PC with a consumer strength editing program. It was then outputted to 5 different files of “good takes” brought onto a mac and converted again to files that were mac compatible. Finally edited and outputted as a final quicktime file, haha what a process.
This video is dedicated to Daniel Levy, a fellow skater/ artist who’s no longer with us, who inspired us and pushed us to try harder and skate better. There were a lot of fun times and great memories, and it was during the filming of this video where I first met Dan. He is truly missed.
I am hoping/ planning on having a Dirty Maneuver showing at Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga featuring my part as well as Zak Young, Paul Decrescenzo, Casey Schultz and Daniel Levy. Date and everything to be determined.
There is also tons of bonus footage to be compiled into an edit or two later as well…
Thanks to everyone involved and thank you for watching!
Rated gnaR Films presents Daniel Levy’s film part for Dirty Maneuver (the closing part of the film).
Filmed from 2008 to 2010, periodically, in Saratoga, Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, NY.
Filmed mostly by Chris Brown, Ryan Cambage, and Casey Schultz, edit by Ryan Cambage, produced by Rated gnaR Films.
We’re proud to finally share Dan’s part with the world after it being blocked by copyright upon its original upload months ago… this part, nothing less than epic, really demostrates Daniel’s raw talent and creativity on a skatebaord, as well as his antics of fun and frustration while shooting. Throughout the making of this video, and any other time with Dan, was a blast. He was one of my all time favorite people to skate/ film with, and he always helped to push me and bring out the best in my ability. This is also true with his other friends and Rated gnaR crew like Casey Schultz, Ryan Cambage, and Zak Young.
This video is dedicated to Dan, in loving memory, and his friends and family. Memories like these will live on forever, and through Dan’s art and inspiration, on and off a skateboard, he can truely never die.
Thanks for watching, reading, and sharing!
-Chris and the entire Rated gnaR crew, much love.
Dan Levy was an inspiring, talented, and creative artist and skateboarder, as well as an all around good dude. He was one of my favorite people to skateboard and film with, and I wished we had been better friends. In the little but valued time I knew Dan I shared alot of great moments, many of them on video which I share with you here. All of his friends miss him and he will be remembered always.
Dan’s Art Blog:
Here are some Rated gnaR Film moments for the full length skate film Dirty Maneuver which I was working on with Dan and many other friends (which remains unfinished but mostly online in parts).
Some trailers and a day session (as appears on the Dirty Maneuver page). His final, awesome, part is unfortunately unavailible online due to music copyright issues… Ryan C has it though.
Dirty Maneuver “Ride With Us” Trailer by Chris Brown
The Dirty Maneuver Day Off Day Session By Chris Brown
DM Trailer 4 By Ryan Cambage
DM Trailer 3 By Chris Brown
(trailer 2 was copyright blocked on the music so changed very little to make trailer 3)
DM Trailer 1 By Chris Brown
Thanks, and share.
If anyone wants me to add anything let me know.
Over the summer I filmed a short two day part with Casey and Ryan. We hit up Saratoga and Lake George, and got a very small amount of footage. It was the last Casey footage before he went to Afghanistan, and in honor of his 10 years of skateboarding. It’s pretty cool, and being up on Prospect Mountain looks nice.
Casey Schutlz Summer Session (with Chris Brown) … sounds like a pop R&B song…
Filmed by Ryan and I, Edited by me, Produced by Rated Gnar
This seconed one is a video i made a little while back and forgot about…
it was spposed to be for a high ollie contest (online)
3 high ollies from Paul Decrescenzo’s Dirty Maneuver skate part
Paul high ollies
filmed by ryan and I, Edited by me, produced by Rated gnaR
and i spelled his name wrong in the video, should be no H
Dirty Maneuver Update!
The movie (started in summer 08) is still in progress to be completed.
Ryan and I cut up all of Dan’s footy the couple days and he is working on editing it right this minute.
So in the spirits of the current ambition to work on this project (and it helped that this awesome song was stuck in my head) I worked all day on a new, fun trailer… check it out and expect more stuff soon!
Dirty Maneuver “Ride With Us” Trailer
Directed and Edited by Chris Brown. Copyright 2010 Rated Gnar Films/ Chris Brown Productions.