This project came together while I was in Tehachapi, California at Woodward West for the Amateur Inline League World Championships. Over the course of the weekend I was tasked with coordinating several cameramen in documenting not only the competition but also gathering interviews from the various amateur competitors. Friday night, before the competition we were given access to The Hangar after it was closed to the public. Several amateurs were gathered along with a few key figures within the rollerblading community which included: Chris Edwards, one of the originators of the sport; David Sizemore, a competitive rookie that has recently made his mark and Chris Haffey, the most prolific rollerblader of the past decade. The message is simple; without a future generation to carry the torch, all of the accomplishments of the current generation mean nothing. This is just the first part of a longer project documenting the young talent that was present at these amateur championships. Currently it is being used as a promotional video for both the Amateur Inline League and the World Rolling Series, the professional rollerblading tour. Editing was done in Final Cut Pro and graphics were done in Adobe After Effects. It was filmed by Juan Mosqueda, Daniel Montellano and Chris Fowler with 2 Panasonic HPX170′s and a Panasonic HVX200.
Check out all the action from the weekend below.