ISLE: NICK JENSEN / ENGLAND (IN ITALY)
WORDS / Mackenzie Eisenhour
How has it been filming this?
Fun. Jake [Harris] came up with a banging concept so we had more of a focus for the type of tricks we wanted to film.
What was your guys’ plan going in? Can you break down everyone involved in your section?
Our plan was to revisit elements from old skate sections. We decided to go to Italy where our great friends Mario and Davide could show us around. This allowed us to rethink old tricks in relation to a completely new place.
Why did you choose the location in question? Was there any issues specifically related to the location?
We know Mario and Davide and they are legends. Naples and the surrounding areas are really great for skateboarding. It’s also nice and warm. Also we did some history tourism and went to Pompeii, the city that got buried by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Any stories of note during filming? Challenges? Did it all run smoothly?
It was all great. It sucked a bit when we got to Rome because it rained all three days, but this worked out for Sylvain [Tognelli].
Are you happy with the finished part? Would you do anything differently next time?
I think it’s rad what Jake has done. I wouldn’t do anything differently, it was a good adventure.
Favorite Cinematographer section from the past?
Dennis Busenitz skating in Dan Wolfe’s one (TCP ’12).