mammoth ollie by aaron neale
Stumbled across this little ABC South Australia collaboration with skater Jack Brookes called Park Life. Have managed to get a little bit of info through about Jack, and ABC’s Open 110% Project. They also conducted a brief interview with Jack to give us a little overview of what seems like a pretty awesome media movement with loads of potential.
Jack Brookes is an aspiring skate filmmaker from Mount Gambier, SA. Jack took part in a ABC Open's 110% Project which invites regional communities to produce and publish photos, stories, videos, and sound through the ABC. So if you have a story that you want to get told.
We have a team of 45 producers based in regional towns all around the country to help you. All with ideas and learning skills in storytelling and making media. There are free workshops and events running all the time. Each producer has a blog to keep you up to date on the many varied contributions coming from communities in their region.
Get in touch to find out how you can be involved with ABC Open by emailing your local ABC Open producer - emails are listed below. For Project Directors and State Editors, general enquiries, jobs and other business, email us: email@example.com.
We all know the media is changing, with more and more people making their own videos, writing stories and sharing photos and ideas through social media. ABC Open is an exciting initiative which provides a focal point for Australian regional communities who want to get involved in sharing their experiences through the ABC via websites, radio and TV.
INTERVIEW WITH JACK BROOKES
Bill Peterson: What were you trying to say with the film?
Jack Brookes: Most of the footage was shot at the local park, Dimjalla and then some street spots and other places close by. It's just trying to show what skating is to those who those who don't skate and trying to get across why us skateboarders enjoy it so much. We just found out it's going up on ABC News 24, so we are really pumped that our message is going so far.
BP: How long have you been filming for?
JB: I started filming skating a few years ago with a little crappy JVC Dad camera and then taped on a fisheye and didn't really take it to seriously. Just filmed a few mates having fun and as I got more into it I upgraded cameras and started filming more often and really enjoy it.
BP: How did you hear about ABC Open?
JB: We had an ABC Open Producer in our town that just moved to Mount Gambier. He came down to the skatepark and ran a media workshop. Then we started working on Parklife. The whole ABC Open concept is pretty rad.
BP: Are you working on some other stuff?
JB: A bunch of skaters in Gambier are working on another skate film sort oflike a day in the life type project, skaters are always out doing something so it would be dope to put piece something together on a bunch the of the homies in Mount Gambier.
BP: Why is skateboarding such great subject matter?
JB: I think because, for a skater it becomes their lifestyle yet for those who aren't involved skating don't know much about it. So it's about communicating why we are all so pumped on something that many people see as waste of time.
BP: Any advice for skaters looking to get involved?
JB: For me, I was fairly lucky I guess that I happened to be at the right place at the right time. But you can contact your Open Producer and they can sort you out with some workshops. Great way to get a head start.
Here is the extended edit