It feels like it's been a long time since I've filmed skateboarding without it being earmarked as ancillary footage for Minding the Gap.
When I went to Wilson today to enjoy the unseasonable warmth, I felt a joy and freedom in skating and filming. I grew up filming and editing skateboard montages and making skate edits allowed me to enter a state of meditative mindlessness just as much as the act of skateboarding did. And now that Minding the Gap appears to wrapping up with principle photography, it's exciting to reacquaint myself with those states of being. I can't wait for summer.