Being a two-time world champion in your field grants one a certain license to naval gaze.
Posting six-and-a0-half minutes of oneself doing anything at 300 frames-per-second might come across as a bit self-indulgent, but then again what’s social media for if not a bit of narcissistic self-aggrandisement?
And being a two-time world champion in your field must grant one a certain license to naval gaze.
My personal favourite frame is the frame grab that fronts this story, taken at the roughly twenty-five second mark: John (John) turning off the top, working that action-figure swivel waist to sculpt a perfect bowl into the face – nature, body and board combining in perfect unison; poetry in 300fps motion; the gratifying blend of synergy and symmetry.
The flight of a hummingbird.
The leap of a cat.
The ripples on a lake from the first drop of morning rain etc. etc. and so on and so forth.
How does he do it? We know it’s not Spam.
Maybe it’s the adrenalin of a good night’s work updating his LinkedIn profile that gives him the drive to perform.
What can you do that’d be worth filming in 300fps for six and a half minutes?
I’m getting pretty good at flicking dried beans into my neighbour’s pot plants in the building next door. Bean on the nail of the middle finger.
Build tension against the thumb. Lionel Messi himself would weep.