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Modular Snowboard on this months Every Third Thursday

This months episode was another quick turnaround! The following photo was posted to my instagram on 12/12/13 which is one week before the video goes live to Network A. However, the final edit is actually due on Monday. That’s a four day turnaround!

#EveryThirdThursday Hard drive handoff with Signal Snowboards Marc Wierenga.
ETT Hard drive handoff

Tate MacDowell- Editor Reel

Projects in order of appearance:
-Quiksilver Moments 2011 Boardshort Campaign (Post-Production by Death Cookie Entertainment)
-Carve Spring 2012 apparel (Shot & Edited by Tate MacDowell)
-Red Bull’s “Young Jaws” Emmy Nominated Outstanding Edited Sports Special
-Quiksilver’s “CypherVision” Short film (2010)
-US Marines “Semper Ride” (2009)
-Patagonia Chile R&D (2011) (Post-production by Death Cookie Entertainment)
-Signal Snowboards “Every Third Thursday” season two (2011-2012) (Post-production by Death Cookie Entertainment)
-Quiksilver “MOMENTS” short film (2011) (Post-production by Death Cookie Entertainment)
-Quiksilver Cypher Boardshort Campaign (2010)
-Billabong XXL award show (2011) (Death Cookie provides post-production for live show video content)
-Erik Roner’s “Roner Vision” (2011) (Produced by Erik Roner & Tate MacDowell, post-production by Death Cookie Entertainment)
-Teton Gravity Research “Out There” (2008)
-Teton Gravity Research “Under The Influence” (2008)
-Red Bull Media House “The Art of Flight” (2011) (Additional Editing by Tate MacDowell)

ASR Live: New age of guerrilla marketing

I was recently hired to shoot and edit a web series for Action Sports Retailers (the premier action sports industry trade show in San Diego,CA.)
The concept is pretty simple, set up an edit bay in the closest hotel room possible, shoot video all day and edit sometime between shooting and sleeping. I was able to shoot, edit and post over 31 clips in total over the span of about 4 days and have them posted to various sites (youtube, ASR, etc.) before people arrived at their desks on Monday.

Check out all of the clips by clicking the logo…
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Here’s one of my favorites…

DIY: Cheapest video camera waterhousing

Here’s an experiment I’ve been wanting to try since I was a kid. If ZipLoc bags can hold liquid, why can’t it hold it out? And if it can keep water out, than I can put a camera in that shit! First problem that I encountered is that shooting through a plastic bag looks like crap, so you need a better conduit than just freezerbag and that means more chances for leaks.
Originally, I went to the grocery store to buy an old pair of sunglasses to use for the exterior lens, but they were $15, so I found a $3 snorkel mask, then I realized that the plastic packaging that the mask was in would work well enough.
So, here’s the “how to…”, I also shot a test run clip, but wasn’t super happy with the out come. Although, the first test did prove that I could take a camera underwater with no more than left over plastic and some duct tape.

Everything you’ll need.
Cheap camera
Cheap wide angle lens- www.goshotcamera.com
Plastic dome….something? basically needs to be clearer than the zip-lock bag.
ZipLoc bag
Gorilla glue
Felt tip marker


Plastic lens. There’s lots of this crap packaging on so much stuff these days. I got this one from a coax TV cable that I had to buy anyways. Keep this thing as clean as possible during the building process! (Mine got some glue on it, which you’ll see later.)

Draw circle

Fold and cut

Pull tight through hole in plastic bag.

Gorilla glue the seam and let dry. You don’t really need to over do it. I tried to put it inside the bag and it was completely unnecessary. Just put it on the outside seam and smear it on there. (don’t use your finger!)

Once dry place multiple small strips of duct tape around the seam. Avoid wrinkles in the tape.

Test the bag with nothing in it before throwing the camera in there.

Put the camera in the bag, roll the excess bag to avoid leaking. This also decreases buoyancy and increases control of camera. (notice that crappy glue all over the lens, lesson learned)

Other lessons I learned:
Keep plastic dome clean
Tape and fold the hell out of that ZipLoc seal
Tape your zoom button in the wide position or it’ll move around on you.