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« on: December 25, 2010, 06:59:38 PM »

Parkour And Freerunning / MOVED: Type of shoe?
« on: December 06, 2010, 08:53:15 PM »

Anyone up for some training at McDaniel / in and around Westminster this Saturday? Preferably starting somewhat early in the morgen.

Videos for anyone not familiar with the area :-Sarcasm
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I'd be willing to pick up any car-less DC folks at the Shady Grove metro station if needed! Maybe for the price of lunch but I'm not stingy.

Also I'm hoping to get together early in the morning on Sunday with Elet in Frederick.

Pics & Vids / Hamilton Carver : Zombie PI Trailer
« on: January 07, 2010, 12:21:54 PM »

Hey guys, I just wanted to post up that a brand spankin' new trailer for a web series that's coming out is now live! Myself, Sam Slater, Travis Graves, Rob Wolcheski, Aaron
Kozloff, Matt Devoe and a whole bunch of others were fortunate enough to be able lend our skills as NINJAS to the Granite Kiss crew.

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Check out the trailer, there is some ninja action in there. And while the site isn't live yet, the URL will be [ ] when it's launched!

Pics & Vids / Tribe Showreel 2009
« on: February 18, 2009, 08:55:53 AM »
Howdy folks! For those of you who don't check out the front page- I finished up editing the new Tribe Showreel the other day and it's up on YouTube!

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Enjoy! :-Sarcasm

Mid-Atlantic / Xtreme Acro & Cheer - Saturday August 22 - 7:00 - 9:30pm
« on: August 22, 2008, 08:17:32 AM »
Anyone planning on going? I'm coming down to Rockville tomorrow night to be around on Sunday for my grandma's birthday. And depending on if my dad wants to go see Death Race or something, I should be coming to this!

Post up if you're around / want to go.

Pics & Vids / doc akh // short and sweet
« on: August 16, 2008, 09:39:01 PM »

August 2008
Ratatat "Falcon Jab"

I was going to wait until I had some more footage together but decided not to. I tossed in some old footage from when I worked at ACRO Gymnastics to fill some space. Otherwise it's all new footage! Tried to find some undiscovered spots in Westminster, as well as making new use of old ones.

:-Sarcasm Bump it up in full screen for maximum justice.

Pics & Vids / Posting YouTube, Vimeo, flash videos
« on: July 21, 2008, 06:41:30 AM »
Just a reminder folks that you don't have to copy / paste the specialized "embed" code. All you have to do is paste in the straight link and it will automatically be embedded!

For example post this :
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Instead of this :
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<object width="400" height="300"> <param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <param name="movie" value=";;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /> <embed src=";;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><br /><a href="">A Kid's Wish... Spiderman for the Day</a> from <a href="">Knowles Video, Robert Knowles</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.
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<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

Makes it a little easier, doesn't it? ;D :-Sarcasm

Socialize / Steven K. Hayes : The Legend Continues
« on: June 05, 2008, 10:35:55 AM »

Steeeven Kaaay Haaaaaaaaayes [WTF] :-Sarcasm

Parkour And Freerunning / We have a say in the 2009 Parkour movie!
« on: April 01, 2008, 08:47:18 AM »
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Jaykay, Channing Tatum is going to butcher what we love.
Happy April Fool's day, folks!


Pics & Vids / Zac "happydud" Cohn - PK Vision (Mid-Atlantic MMM)
« on: March 11, 2008, 03:58:23 PM »
Last Thursday I met up with Zac "happydud" Cohn to film the second Mid-Atlantic Monthly Member Movie. PK Vision ensued! Download the high-quality version now, YouTube version incoming!

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Parkour And Freerunning / Then and Now : Progression
« on: March 10, 2008, 06:51:03 AM »
So tearitupterry had a great idea that will hopefully inspire people to train more (after they sit on the internet and watch these first). I'll be the first to sacrifice my old video into the fray.


Then : gearsighted and my first video together.

Now : ok well I don't have anything super recent, but Dispersion was filmed a year or two later I believe.

Feel free to post up then and now videos to show just how far you've come with some dedicated training!

Mid-Atlantic / Westmonster Session - Thursday, March 6th 7:00pm
« on: March 03, 2008, 10:30:35 AM »
Ok it's been decided, we're having it Thursday!

I'll be leading The Westmonster Session here in Westminster, MD. We'll shoot to meet around 7:00 which I think has been the normal time, we can push it to 8:00 if anyone needs it that late. So all I need is you to show up!

Remember you'll be driving for a little under an hour from Rockville / DC area!

Address is :
257 East Main St.
Westminster, MD


Well, this is the front outside of my building! But you'll be going around back to the parking lot down that road to the left.

Just look for this car! If we have too many cars though you'll be parking in the lot on the opposite side of this road.

This is the way to the door I'll let you in. I'll probably meet you outside though.

Pics & Vids / Sam & Brian : Sunday at the Dojang
« on: February 27, 2008, 11:57:26 PM »
Some general tomfoolery and training this past Sunday with Disciple! Not sure why the icon isn't showing up, but the video is indeed there, just hit play!

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Pics & Vids / Amanda Henry - February '08 (Mid-Atlantic MMM)
« on: February 20, 2008, 04:49:38 PM »
Howdy folks! I met up with Amanda "Phytolith" Henry this past Saturday to film the very first Mid-Atlantic Monthly Member Movie. Not much else to say! Download or YouTube!

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Pics & Vids / Moses aka. Kid Static - "I'll Be" music video
« on: February 07, 2008, 01:25:26 PM »


In the video:
doc akh

Directed by Mike Yamrus (Dispersion, Windtraceurs Trailer)

I know I'm missing two people, so sorry in advance!

Mid-Atlantic / The Mid-Atlantic Monthly Member Movie
« on: January 28, 2008, 07:54:15 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen, first let me get a small formality out of the way. :-Sarcasm

Alright, now on to business. Once a month, I'd like to meet up with one of you folks, and film a 2:00 or so video of you running, training, conditioning, whatever you want at your stomping grounds. You pick the song, I'll do the filming and editing! Good camera work can make all the difference, completely still tripod shots are a thing of the past! So don your silver space suit and let's do this thing.

:-Sarcasm To get a peek at what you might be getting yourself into, take a look at Disciple's Latest Sampler which I filmed and edited.

Now, how to choose. How about this : PM me with a link to the actual file or a youtube version of the song that you might want to use for your video. Eventually I'm sure I will get to many of you, for now that's how I'll choose them. Alternatively if you have a really neat idea for a video, include that in the PM as well.

I look forward to filming you all, and showing off how hard the Mid-Atlantic Scene rocks!


In the Media / On Mirrors Edge : FPS game heavily utilizing parkour
« on: January 11, 2008, 09:47:18 AM »
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Historically, when firstperson games have demanded acrobatics of even a limited sort, the results have been sorrowful. Even a title as accomplished as Half-Life tripped up by including a forlorn sequence of jumping puzzles (and thus an enervating succession of quickloads) in the final stages of the adventure. So it’s easy to be cynical when DICE tells you that the entirety of its new game, given the preliminary title of Mirror’s Edge, centres on making an energetic use of movement – jumping, climbing, diving – all things that have either been poorly implemented or avoided altogether in firstperson games of the past. Even running is something that most games implement simply as a doubling of the camera’s speed – the character’s legs don’t actually hammer the ground with greater force, arms swinging in rhythm with each powerful bound. But they do in Mirror’s Edge. And this is exactly how DICE hopes to surpass the problems of movement in the past: by creating an acutely physical sense of the player’s body within the environment.

A lot of the moves you do are parkour moves,” says O’Brien. “We decided fairly early on in development that we wanted to do a game that was based in an urban environment, positioning it away from military and war and the big open spaces of Battlefield. We started off prototyping in Battlefield 2, and we found that one of the things we wanted to do we couldn’t, which was to move around the city on foot – we found that vehicles were quickly abandoned. In the narrow city streets people drove them for ten yards, jumped out of them again and ducked down an alley, or ran up stairs or ran into the subways. We’ve got a very vertical world, and found that people wanted to move around that quickly on foot.”

“Doing the cool moves is relatively easy,” explains Farrer, “but you want to maintain a flow :-Sarcasm – that’s where the skill element is introduced. Coming to the bottom of the zip-line you want to time your landing properly so you can continue to maintain that speed and carry on moving, whereas if you fail you may stumble, slow down or even fall over.”

Similarly, when approaching a metre-high wall – which in other firstperson games might be an impassable structure – the velocity with which you hit it will enable you to vault straight over or, failing that, leave you hanging. Maintaining speed via fluid combinations of moves is the central tenet of the gameplay.

“When you play this game it changes the way you look at other firstperson games. You stop seeing obstacles and start seeing opportunities” :P

Sounds really quite awesome if executed correctly.

Pics & Vids / Thomas & Blane - Tours 2007
« on: December 18, 2007, 08:59:26 AM »
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Last week I had the pleasure of spending a week with Thomas in Tours, we didn't film much because we were too busy training but I managed to pull together a load of single techniques, small sequences and other bits and bobs that we did record during the week.

Enjoy. ;D


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