Uploaded by vice on Apr 11, 2012


That's one sick ass line.
KEVIN JONES: Get off my side of the hill!
Get outta here stealing all the lines.

MATHIEU CREPEL: I think Kevin took freestyle snowboarding to
another level.
The thing that I remember most about Kevin was that first
front side 1080 in the back country.
Nobody at that time thought it was possible.
And then, boom.
He did it.
And it was amazing.
KEVIN JONES: Of course, whenever you do something, you
don't know if you do it good or not.
Because back in those days, you had to wait for two weeks
for film to be actually transferred.
TIM MANNING: All of us filmers would shoot as much
footage as we could.
We'd get the film processed, the footage would come back on
a VHS tape and everybody would show up in Mike's family room.
And you're sitting there biting your teeth hoping that
that one shot you had in mind came out exactly the way you
thought it would.
And then Mike or Dave would be like, eh, kind of a bobble in
the beginning.
Like, you kind of blew the shot.
MIKE HATCHETT: Shooting film's a totally different monster.
When you shoot film you've got to make it count.
You don't just press the button and look at your shot
and go, my framing's off.
I wish I did that.
So the film thing is definitely--
you learn to be more conservative and press the
button when know you got your crap together.
KEVIN JONES: I mean, seriously, I couldn't sleep, I
couldn't eat.
I was--
I was like, dude if I blow my chance with these guys.
Because back then that was it.
If I fucking blow my chance with these dudes I'm done.
Because it's money.
MIKE HATCHETT: And this is what we used to shoot was 100
foot daylight loads.
Three minutes of footage, a dollar a foot.
So 100 bucks every time you shoot this.
So four rolls, one day of shooting.
Just the shooting cost $400 for the one day.
So we used to shoot on 16 millimeter.
And this is all--
what is it?
Did it go to 2005?
When did we stop shooting film?
I think it was 2005.
So this is basically 1989 and then two years I
worked for Fall Line.
And then once we did TV too with Mac Dog
all the way to 2005.
And then this is all the-- these are stacked double so
they're all-- there's like twice as many in here as we
can see right now.
It's kind of funny when you think about the past.
When you used to have to watch a trailer.
We'd make a movie and we'd make the TV for trailer.
We'd put it on VHS.
And then they'd send it out to the shops.
And the only way to see the trailers was if you were in a
shop Right?
Because there was no internet.
And now, to what a trailer, you just make one click and
you just watch it.
But people that are 15 years old right now and are watching
movies don't realize that you couldn't-- you can just click
and watch something.
You certainly couldn't just click to a bit torrent and
steal if for free either.
You had to buy it or put two VHS machines together,
obviously, and copy it tape to tape.
Lots changed, that's for sure.
DAVE HATCHETT: There's something cool about just
making a DVD and something you can hold your hands, and the
anticipation of waiting for that movie to come out, and
seeing what all the writers did and if they can actually
one-up their segments from last year.
And I think that really helps drive up the
progression of the sport.
As much as I like the YouTube and all the free content out
there, I really think it's important to kind of have at
least one or two or three good movies out there a year that
the people, that the kids, can buy and watch that's not just
a YouTube phenomenon.
JUSSI OKSANEN: I think, when I look back at my snowboard
period, I think I was very lucky to get in with those
guys in the first place because they're super
professional and organized.
We'd wake up pretty much four in the morning every day.
AARON SEDWAY: Back in the day it was always like pulling
teeth to get the riders to get up that early and I think it
still is these days.
They probably lose some riders too that don't want to always
get up that early to get out there.
But that's kind of what you've got to do.
JIM RIPPEY: If you want to be one of those guys, one of
those snowboarders in those movies, it really all comes
down to hard work.
So you're up before it's even light.
And you're getting together and heading out to where
you've got to go.
And usually you got to hike through a lot of powder.
And get to your obstacle, fix your take off, get ready to do
it, and then when the light comes out and it's good
enough, you're ready to go.
MIKE HATCHETT: If you want to get some good footage in the
can, the sun comes up and you only have from sunrise until
about 11:30 or noon to shoot, and then
everything goes in the shade.
It's just all about the lighting and caring about the
lighting, and that's why we get up so early.
JUSSI OKSANEN: A lot of riders came by Mike's house.
They tried to film for a standard movie and then they
would get burned out in two weeks.
They'd come and stay like a week and
they're like, fuck this.
This sucks.
I don't want to wake up four in the morning.
TOM BURT: The nice thing about Standard, they had the
willingness to put in the time and energy to go out
there and be there.
Like I say, one of those things that's--
has always set them apart.
Now a lot of people have pretty much copied what
they've done.
DAVE HATCHETT: To me the best no word film companies will
always be the ones that show everything.
I want to see rad people segments, but I also want to
see people talking.
I want to see the guys break it down and just really gets
to the feeling of what it's like to ride a snowboard.
And the think we all embrace and love about snowboarding,
but really shows the cutting edge of what's going on.
And I just--
I think, ultimately, the best snowboard movie
has yet to be made.
LONNIE KAUK: I think that's where all this
films stuff is heading.
It's not just, oh banger, banger, banger, banger,
banger, banger, stop.
We know nothing about this person.
Who is this guy?
What does he feel?
Does he go to the store?
Does he wash his clothes?
Does he do the things that normal, everybody does?
Of course.
So show it.
Because, really, I think with a video part it's all about
music and being able to capture that person.
MATHIEU CREPEL: I've always loved
snowboarding as a global thing.
And not on the rail, or not only contests, and not only
filming or back country.
I love to do everything.
And I think this is the heart of Standard Films.
Just grab your board and try to show what snowboarding
means to me.
And if it's a rail, or park day, or pal, just do it.
That's what I love in snowboarding.
Because you got your stick, you got mountains, go for it.
MIKE HATCHETT: Rewind it 20 years I didn't think I'd be
sitting here now making a 20th video.
For sure, the first couple years, I definitely didn't
think we'd be getting to 20.
When we got to 15 I was thinking there was a good
chance we'd make it to 20.
Or pretty much when we got to 15 I knew I had
to make it to 20.
I remember the first couple years just being nervous we
could even make a movie.
Like, are we going to have enough footage?
It's not going to happen.
We're not going to get enough footage.
I'd be so panicked.
I'd stay up at night.
And then after six or seven movies--
I think it was actually after 10 movies I finally realized--
you know what, you should all year you make a movie.
It might not be as good as the one the year before.
It might be better.
You're not going to always hit a home run, or maybe you're
never going to hit a home run as far as some people say.
If you shoot all year you'll make a movie.

KEVIN JONES: If you would have told me three years ago you're
going to be in TB20 I would have laughed at you.
The first film I filmed with was TB5.
15 years later I'm still in a movie.
To be a part of this is seriously a dream come true.

DAVE DOWNING: Well, I expect TB20 to be a diverse,
progressive snowboarding movie with some Alaska stuff in it,
big mountain stuff, and some hand rail stuff and jumps and
I know Mike has always wanted it to be like that.
And I hope that's what TB20 is.
I'm sure it will be.
JEREMY JONES: I'm definitely not surprised that Standard's
still in the game making snowboard movies.
They're just--
they have so much passion, so much knowledge, and still
really love to get out there and tread.
The question is will there be a TB30?