FLYKNIT COLLECTIVE: LIGHTNESS
This week saw the launch of our second Flyknit Collective workshop surrounding the principle of lightness.
London based creatives Grace Ladoja and Tyrone Lebon (filmmakers), Scratcha DVA (music producer/DJ), Charlie Dark (Founder of Run Dem Crew) and Dominic Leung from Trim editing provided guiding principles for the week’s end goal of 30 self-directed, edited and soundtracked one minute films.
On Monday we had very special guest, Matt Holmes (Creative Director of Global Footwear at Nike), who provided an insight into the groundbreaking Flyknit technology. Armed with Nike Fuelbands, the group settled down to have a think tank discussion around lightness through the mediums of film, sound and sport.
Tuesday’s session was led by Scratcha DVA and Charlie Dark, who treated the group to the inner workings of music production and how different textures can create lightness within any scenario from dance floor music to urban street sounds. In the afternoon Charlie let them on a run around East London. Equipped with recording devices in hand, they captured the sounds of the city on their journey.
Wednesday saw our participants join forces with the filmmakers Tyrone Lebon, Grace Ladoja, the Nike SB Team and BMXers Dom and Akin. They spent the morning watching films by Tyrone and Grace before story-boarding ideas for their one minute films to be shot later in the day. Heading down to local skate park Homerton Humps, a variety of cameras were used ranging from Super8, VHS, Mini DV, DVD and SD to capture their ideas; as the skaters and BMXers took to the ramps showcasing their skills.
Thursday saw the participants start work on their videos with a brief to combine the visuals and sounds they recorded earlier in the week Dominic Leung and Tom Lindsay from Trim editing lead the day. Explaining to the group the simplest way in which to edit their videos they also gave the group additional tips and tricks to make the videos look great. The daily Nike Fuelband challenge took place in the 1948 courtyard with the participants asked to draw the Nike Flyknit shoe on a blackboard in one continuous flow.
Friday saw the final day of our Flyknit Collective workshop on Lightness. With Tom Lindsay from Trim editing leading the day the group were asked to use skills taught earlier in week in order create the final cut of their sport and street films. Their final Nike Fuelband challenge was a sports related Hangman game. The end of the day saw a presentation of several finished films, which each participant explaining to the group their initial idea and the final product. With NTS radio coming down for wrap party with special guests, Marshmellow and KTRL.
EXPLORING LIGHTNESS THROUGH THE MEDIUMS OF FILM, SOUND AND SPORT