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Pics & Vids / Some philosophy of movement...
« on: September 07, 2011, 08:29:06 AM »
Before the RedBull art of motion, I did a promo video shoot for MINI cooper. Instead of focusing on the movement, they wanted to highlight the philosophy behind the movement, so I shared some of my thoughts and feelings, and this is the final product:

Pics & Vids / Parkour on Conan O'Brien Show - Behind the Scenes
« on: March 22, 2011, 11:03:02 AM »
Join Tempest TV as we take you behind the scene of the Conan Show rehearsals and actual taping of the Jump City Seattle segment on Conan featuring Levi Meeuwenberg , Brian Orosco , Frosti Zernow and Caine Sinclair. Choreographed by Luci Romberg.

Watch it HERE.

Pics & Vids / What if you saw this at your school?
« on: February 18, 2011, 04:38:40 PM »
Tempest put on a freerunning performance at a school assemblies all over Socal.

Check it out on the lastest Tempest TV HERE.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: How to Open Your Eyes with Parkour
« on: February 10, 2011, 03:27:59 PM »
There are many avenues to awareness. The important thing isn't how you found your path, but that you continue moving and exploring it. To be honest I get more from being a prolific reader than from parkour. But still there is a lot to be learned from parkour, I know I haven't learned it all yet, and I've been doing it for 7+ years. But ultimately to each his own.

Parkour And Freerunning / How to Open Your Eyes with Parkour
« on: February 07, 2011, 11:16:04 AM »
Hey all! Wrote up some thoughts on parkour the other day. Thought I would share them, get others points of view.  :)

When you train parkour, you're constantly challenging your current conception of what is possible. You strain to think of the best possible combination of movements in a space, then you ask yourself, "Now what else haven't I thought of yet?" And often another burst of curves and swoops and lines and angles pops into your head seemingly from nowhere at all.
After experiencing this, day in and day out as we train, we start to experiment. We wonder, "Can I use this same method in my life? It seems to work so well in this one particular, specific focus that it might just work in other places as well." Instead of just going down the familiar path as it's laid before us, we look out for all the possibilities.

We can see ourselves riding upon the bed of a train, watching the hills fly by upon a soft irradient sunset. We can see ourselves dancing upon the table in a club. We can see ourselves going to live in a foreign country working for some unheard of volunteer program. We can see ourselves living as a hermit in the mountains. We can see ourselves living upon the rooftops of a ruined city. We can see ourselves raising a family in an environment we're happy to be in, and a community we're proud to be a part of. And we can see ourselves growing old and weak. We can see ourselves losing our friends one by one. We can see ourselves slowly slipping into disfunction and senility. And we can see ourselves passing away, and the world plowing on as if nothing happened at all.

But where we DON'T see ourselves is idling away our lives going to a job we hate, amusing ourselves with some banal shit, living in the same wasteful loop as we always have been, drinking the same koolaide as everybody else, sucking the same nipple as everybody else.

And not only does it teach us to see ourselves in so many different places, as so many different people, so many different lives, it also teaches us to see how our world can be different. It teaches us that if we make the effort and choose to work towards something, we can achieve it! It teaches us that we are all individuals, and we don't have to do the same exact thing. We each have our own style and flavor and that doesn't make it hard to get along, it makes our interactions exciting and fun! It teaches us that true satisfaction comes in surmounting your own small challenges. It teaches that nothing extraneous is needed in order to have a one-on-one direct experience with reality. "Just the sneakers on your feet..." It teaches that your actions have consequences, sometimes severe ones. It teaches that risk is a fact of life and it can't be totally avoided. It can however be understood, and thus controlled. It teaches that you'll never know for sure before you make a choice, even if your life depends on it, but there comes a moment when you have to just have faith and commit to that choice and make your dream become a reality.

So thank you so much for reading this far. I hope you enjoyed this window into my world. I hope you will share more of your own. And perhaps one day, we'll decide we've had enough of the chit chat, enough of the shit chat, and we're gonna go out there and we're gonna commit to our dreams!!

Until that day comes I bid you farewell. I'll see you next time.
~Levi "Jump McThinkstuff" Meeuwenberg

Source article Here.

Check out the tryouts for ANW2 on G4, there will be many familiar faces!  :D
Also got a little ANW sneak peak vid Here.

Pics & Vids / Amazing Bike Parkour! (Street Trials) Danny MacAskill
« on: November 16, 2010, 11:43:51 AM »
I just can't get over how much control this guy has...on his bike! It's pretty nuts.

Pics & Vids / *NEW* Tempest TV Ep7: AT&T Commercial Behind the Scenes
« on: November 12, 2010, 04:37:25 PM »
Check out the fun times with Tempest and friends shooting a parkour commercial for AT&T right HERE.

Pics & Vids / Team Tempest Performs at High School - Power of 10 Event
« on: October 28, 2010, 10:50:55 PM »
Check out the vid (and some pics) of our freerunning performance as part of the high school tour, The Power of 10 Event.

Witness it Here.

What would you think if you saw something like this at your school?

Pics & Vids / NEW Team Tempest PRO Showreel and EPK (Meet the Team) Vids
« on: October 24, 2010, 12:42:12 PM »
The EPK introduces the team, and we explain what it is that we do.
And the pro showreel is a compilation of a ton of freerunning projects we've been fortunate enough to get to do.

Check out teh hotness ;-)

What's your favorite project you've seen from Tempest? I Freerun LA, Ninja Warrior, NCIS, Zohan, Mirrors Edge ad, Madonna, Etc...

In the Media / New TRON: Evolution Game uses Parkour Movement
« on: October 14, 2010, 03:14:31 PM »
Check it out, ANOTHER video game with parkour inspired movement.
Pretty sweet!

Read More Here!

But do you think it will beat Mirrors Edge?

Pics & Vids / Re: Red Bull Art of Motion - Boston *NEW TEMPEST TV!*
« on: October 14, 2010, 03:04:29 PM »
FYI: The judges of this comp were Livewire, Ryan Doyle, Cato Aspmo and Robbie Corbit

I just wanted to share this cool new project Team Tempest is involved in. By encouraging 10 character traits through our personal journeys in life, we hope to inspire young people to face their fears, have dreams, work towards them, and generally live an engaged life!

Read more Here!

How would YOU use freerunning to give back to the world?

Pics & Vids / Red Bull Art of Motion - Boston *NEW TEMPEST TV!*
« on: October 09, 2010, 09:49:53 AM »
Experience the fun at the latest Red Bull Art of Motion Freerunning Competition in Boston!

Look Here.

In the Media / Parkour on NCIS!
« on: September 30, 2010, 01:32:48 PM »
Watch 'Showtime' of Team Tempest in a parkour chase scene on the TV show NCIS...

Check it out Here

Dan Masts new video is amazingly shot and edited not to mention his great freerunning talent.

Take a look here!

Pics & Vids / New parkour origins discovered from the 70s
« on: August 02, 2010, 01:56:46 PM »

Pics & Vids / Re: video story on Parkour in Michigan
« on: July 23, 2010, 05:18:52 PM »
I miss you MIPK!

Check out the latest edition of TempestTV!
The team got to work on an elaborate parkour sequence for the TV show The Forgotten on NBC at Warner Bros Studios.

Take a Look Here.

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