STANDARD FILMS PT 3/4 | POWDER & RAILS | VICE


Uploaded by vice on Apr 11, 2012

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MIKE HATCHETT: Dave broke his femur in 1994, and that was
kind of the beginning of the end for Dave.
And he dabbled around filming a little bit, but that next
year is when he-- actually in '95 when he picked up a camera
and actually started shooting.

DAVE HATCHETT: Definitely the first couple of years were
tough behind the camera, watching all the new riders
ride the lines.
And especially when one of the rookies would blow it, I'm
like, I could ride that thing, come on.
But at the same time, it was kind of a relief to not be so
putting your ass on the line.
And the kind of riding that I did--
the big mountain riding, and just going fast through rock
lines, and trying to flash these wicked shoots and rocky,
peppery lines--
it's a bit of a relief, for sure, to be behind the camera.
MIKE HATCHETT: He doesn't have any formal experience or
training other than me just saying, here's a
camera, there you go.
Focus, composition, I just explained a few things to him,
and he just basically started pointing and shooting.
So that's how Dave learned.
DAVE HATCHETT: One of my favorite shots that I've ever
shot of a snowboarder was Tom Burt doing the Tom Burt Spines
up on Donner.
And I actually had to rope-in to film it.
I had to use snowboards as a belay, and I put a harness on.
And I got on this ledge, and I got this kind of cool shot
where I kind of panned the camera as he came
down, and he fell away.
And it just looked really cool, it gave it a really cool
perspective.

And the line was just incredible.
I mean, the line had never been snowboarded before.
It was one of the steepest, gnarliest spines, for sure at
that point, that anyone had ever done.
And Tom greased it really well on the snowboard, and I got
the shot really good too.
So it was kind of really satisfying to see those
elements come together as a team as Tom as a rider, and me
as a filmer.
So that was--
I mean it was almost as satisfying as riding it
myself, although I don't know if I'd actually ride that
line-- maybe.
JEREMY JONES: When Standard was shooting TB6, I was up
there just dirtbagging it, and the Hatchetts saw my tracks in
the mountains and were like, we'd love to
look at that footage.
Like, they'd already had TB6 pretty darn close to cut, and
then they got this footage and were like, we gotta put this
in the movie.

Still to this day, going down to Spreckels Theatre in San
Diego for the premiere, I'm still like,
I'm in there, I know.
I don't know exactly how much.
And then my stuff comes on at the end of the movie, and just
seemingly the place erupted in the loudest
cheer I'd ever heard.
And it was just like--
I was like shaking after that.
It was one of the highlights of my snowboard career.

MIKE HATCHETT: We used to do all the main world premieres
at Spreckels Theatre.
And look at this, the second row--
totally full.
I think this sat 1,200 people at the
time, and it was packed.
You couldn't even stand.
There was not a seat available in the place.
JEREMY JONES: Hearing all these people who
didn't know who I was.
I was unheard of, and just a full house of one of the
loudest cheers of the night was a really cool thing.

JUSSI OKSANEN: When I grew up, I liked Standard movies, but I
never really appreciated the powder riding
and lines and stuff.
And the first day I went out, I went with Burt and Noah
Salasnek, and they were riding some lines in Tahoe Donner,
and it was so humbling.
I was just like, holy shit.
And it just put everything in perspective.
Like what those guys were doing and how good they were.
LONNIE KAUK: Mike would always just randomly send these
videos to my dad.
And my dad would be like, you know dude, check this out.
And I'd be like, dude, that is the sickest
thing I've ever seen.
You know, it's just so cool.
I was like, look at these, who are these guys?
These guys are just shredding all the time, that's what I
want to do.
MIKE HATCHETT: I had heard about
Lonnie through the grapevine.
Obviously, ripping the park in Mammoth.
Everybody would say it, Lonnie just laps the park all day
until the bitter end, and just stomps everything, goes huge.
And I just looked, and I could just tell that if he was given
the opportunity with the right film crew and the right
riders, that he was probably going to shine
and do really well.

JUSSI OKSANEN: There's no like--
like a future, yeah.
But the future was just the next day when
you could go shred.
Then watch the movie, and seeing the guys.
But then I'm like, dude, I'm so far from this.
And I started--
got a job at Mammoth being a janitor.
And it's so funny, because today was the first time I met
Kevin Jones.
And I was like, dude, you got no idea, dude.
Last time I seen you, I was freaking mopping the floor at
Main Lodge, dude.
You know, so it's pretty sick.
MIKE HATCHETT: I finally decided, you know what?
I think it's time to give Lonnie a chance, you know,
give him a shot filming with us.
And I've always gone the extra mile for Lonnie, because I've
known his dad, and I've known his upbringing in
Yosemite and stuff.
And I'm stoked to see how far he's come.
XAVIER DE LE RUE: It's like, to be honest, like growing up
where we grew up, it's just impossible to think about
where we've been getting.
And Mike definitely helped me a lot, and has been basically
giving me so much opportunities.
Like right now, my career is just like gotten next level
because of Standard Films.
JUSSI OKSANEN: Those guys just work so hard.
And that's all I knew, you know?
So I just went with the flow, because I didn't really speak
English or anything.
I just--
I really wanted to work, but I was just kind
of out of my element.
And then being in the backcountry too, that was--
I've never ridden powder before really that year.
TIM MANNING: Off the resort is a whole other situation.
So we sometimes called it like, snowboard film tryouts,
because we'd take a crew of guys in the backcountry for
their first time and try to survive throughout the day.
Keep them away from cornices, keep them away from dangerous
situations that they had no idea what they
were involved with.
But we knew that if we could just get them to these jumps
that we wanted to build, it was a fairly safe situation,
and then they could do their stuff.
JEREMY JONES: The Hatchett brothers are incredible
teachers of everything to do with filming.
So these riders that come up, you know, [INAUDIBLE]
and Kevin Jones, I mean, you name it, they showed these
guys where to build jumps, how to build jumps.
Just doing everything they could to help everyone to go
into the mountain safely and ride cool stuff.

CHAS GULDEMOND: Obviously, the TV series was amazing.
All those older guys just murdered it, and we're still
trying to live up to what they did it then, but now kind of
in our own way, spinning like maniacs and
hitting big park jumps.
It's kind of crazy, but I'm pretty stoked to be part of
this generation.
But, as well as jealous to not be in the generation of all
those dudes.
MIKE HATCHETT: TB4 to 6 was when the pendulum just swang.
The video sales were going through the ceiling,
sponsorships were up.
All the riders are getting paid good.
And it was just like, yeah, it was all of a sudden, yeah I
can buy a house now, can make a living off of this.
And that lasted until like 2010, and then it slowly
started tapering off.
And now, it's just a completely different ballgame.
Now, you really don't make that much money making a
snowboard video.
And I never got into it to make money, so I don't, you
know, I don't feel much different.
I got in it because I like to make movies, and I like
snowboarding.
So the money thing's never really--
it was great when it was there, and we made good cash.
And I saved some of it, and then lost it all.
And now it's like making TB2 again, broke
and making a video.
But it still feels good.