Jeffreys Bay, South Africa: Another great event from the inaugural Jeffreys Bay Winter Festival. More than 2,000 spectators witnessed a South African first night skating event with skateboarders carving through the dark dressed in special LED light suits and skateboards.
The Smoke and Mirrors presented by Arbor Skateboards and Silver Bullet Productions featured a commercial shoot for Arbor Skateboards, complete with billowing smoke, headlights and special paint dust that kicked up an amazing display as South Africa’s top riders showcased their steeze.
Wayne de Lange, director of Silver Bullet, set up the shoot using customised suits with strips of bright LED lights sown into legs, arms, over running helmets and even stuck on skateboards.
De Lange said that the spectacle was a South African first, not so much by virtue of the individual elements of the evening, but because “We are bringing all these elements together and doing it properly”.
Red, white, blue and green neon-lined ‘aliens’ loomed from the smoke and dust in the dark, as camera-laden booms, vehicles and other riders whizzed down the hill in front or behind them.
Director & Director of Photography: Wayne de Lange
Editor: Coralee Long
Producer: Phil de Lange
Camera Operators: Teegan Smith, Tannan Woods, Paul Boshoff, Simeon Bezuidenhout, “JW” Schlebusch, Keith Saayman, Jason Brown, Jean Du Toit, Grant Clegg
Tracking Venicle Driver: Carlos Feyder
Camera Assistant: Gary Witbooi
Grip: “NK” Nkutalo Ngcwabe
MUSIC TRACK: “Harm” by The Frown
A Silver bullet production: www.silverbullet.co.za