Went to Cassandra Barney’s show in Park City. It was nice to see her and look at her new work. It feels like there should be a film about her art in the works---she is a high energy girl, funky mama, and amazing artist. (check out her work, link on this blog)


I am poaching 2 Christmas greetings this year as my contribution to the Ranch Exit Christmas Celebration.
This one is from Specialized Bikes... just watch and enjoy a Christmas carol made with only sounds of bike parts.
This one is from Shari from her blog “The Glass Doorknob.” It is her and Tom sing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and I think it is about the sweetest thing I have ever heard. I can just see Shari and Tom sitting on the couch singing this together.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and let’s all have a brilliant New Year together.


Just finished up filming with Ellery at the Stratton Mountain School in Vermont. Thanks Sam and Matt for the fun short trip.


Just had a nice road trip to Breckenridge Colorado to film Ellery Hollingsworth for New Pollution on Fuel TV. Ellery is a young snowboarder that is on the US Snowboard team and rides for Burton. She is fun nice kid and a great snowboarder. I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up and she said that, after of course being a pro snowboarder, she wanted to be a surgeon. Good luck Ellery you rule.


This is Chris Bauermeister We officially started the film about Jawbreaker with his interview in Olympia, WA. Chris is a real interesting guy, very passionate about history, and toys. Collections of both are displayed prominently through his house. Chris spent lots of time with us talking about jawbreaker. Many thanks Chris.



Staying on the topic of film makers who stick their neck out. Last night Justin Stephens had the Utah Premiere of his latest (I think 8th?) film "The Truth". Justin has got serious GUMPTION. Gumption comming out of his pores. Under incredibley difficult circumstances Justin managed to get his films made. Massive ammounts of talent and a raging desire to make each project better than the last led to him being the most respected film maker in the world of wakes.
Justin and I made our first film together. I was blown away at how driven he was. Thanks to Justin for the inspiration and for all the fun gigs over the years. This shot is of me shooting an interview for justin. Photo by Josh Letchworth.


I have always been a fan of Spike Lee. His book “Spike Lee’s Gotta Have It” really did change my life and altered the way I look at filmmaking. Most of the book is from his journals as he was making his film “She’s Gotta Have It.” I don’t know if the book is still in print, but it is worth hunting down.

From the introduction by Spike Lee:
“Everybody and his mother has a script or is a filmmaker, but the ones who gets their films done are the ones who don’t listen when everybody says, “Forget it, you’re wasting time and money.” The ones who believe, have an unwavering faith in their films and ability and are almost, but not quite, willing to kill to get that “bad boy” made, will prevail---’cuz dat’s what it takes.”

It remind me of some of my filmmaker heroes close to home. Tim who stuck his neck out and pulled out his credit card out to make the Minutemen documentary and now is starting his second music documentary and talking about his third. Also Jared Hess who stuck his neck way out and did not compromise on his first film Napoleon Dynamite.


Burnside for everyone else

This you tube vid just made a whole lotta sense to me. It reminded me of a "burnside" for non-skaters. If your not familiar with the sotry of Burnside, then spend a minute. Hopefully you can find some inspiration there.


What is wrong with this sign?


Steve’s word of the day.
a word made by rearranging the letters of another like
art made from rat.
cinema made from iceman


Shirt Winner #3!!!

Brent hit us up with this photo of him at a ranch exit! Brent has some great stuff to say from a 2 wheel perspective. Nice work Brent. Yellow or Green? XL,L, or M?


It is super cold in Utah today. Wife doing a project, me with kids. Organize thousands of photos. Found this shot of Tim in the subway in Paris after a month on the road---I think we were ready to go home, but it was a brilliant trip, we had a trip of a lifetime at the Tour de France 2004. Hans just put this up.