SIGHT UNSEEN

Presented by NOWNESS
Hammer Museum Screening in Los Angeles.

With Sight Unseen, we weren’t sure if the process of shooting a skateboarder and dancer at 500-1000 frames-per-second wearing reflective material was going to work. We needed an enormous amount of light at that frame rate to get the exposure just right, and to be mobile enough to move through the skate park as fast as possible. Luckily, it ended up working out as director of photography Randy Wedick and I had envisioned, with a really interesting graphic element to it, exaggerating Slick’s physical 'bone break' dance movements and capturing South African skater Thalente’s technical tricks as he’s flying through the air.

CREDITS
Starring Thalente Biyela & Nicholas Slick Stewart
Directed by Joel Knoernschild
Director of Photography Randy Wedick
Produced by Katie Malia, Kenny Laubbacher & Pouyan Afkary
AD Chris Schieffelin
Gaffer Evan Pesses
Phantom Tech Elhanan Matos & Brian Robbins
VFX Colorist & Grading Bobby Maruvada
Editor Barry O Donnell
Production Assistants Christina Benavente, Daniel Gabrielson & Javier Espinoza
On Set Photographer Josh Giroux
Behind-The-Scenes Videographer Kenny Laubbacher
Insurance More Media
Titles Al Dente
Power Slide Operator Ron LaFevre
Shot on Location at The Berrics
Soundtrack by FKA Twigs
Special Thanks to Camtec, Jeff Bue, Lije Sarki, Camadeus, Mike Nudge, Tyler Tucci, More Media, Devin Sarno, Justin Damer, Rory Uphold, Seth Emmons, Shad Lambert, Kavon Elhami, Joel Peterson, Brian Robbins, Clayton Gabor, Dustin Penrod, Imperial Motion, CW Sonderoptic, Sebastian Lumme, Chris McPherson & Stephen Buchanan