Already Been Done Presents: Unbeleafable

In June, ABD attended the premiere of Girl’s latest film project, Unbeleafable, and had the chance to catch up with director Ty Evans on what it was like creating the world’s first full-color stereoscopic 3D skateboarding film.

Produced by Filmmakers Entertainment in conjunction with the MOCA exhibition Art in the Streets and the Levi’s Film Workshop, Ty and The Astronauts Guild had the opportunity to shoot on the new Phantom 65-Z3D and two RED M-X cameras on an Element Technica Quasar 3D beam splitter rig.

The bleeding edge of technology isn’t always a fun place to be. Ty, the skaters, the crew and many volunteers battled some serious hurdles within an incredibly tight timeframe to create a truly memorable adventure to the forest of skateboarders’ dreams. In no way does watching Unbeleafable on the internet do justice to the film that was produced. Since it probably won’t wind up in your local movie theater any time soon, your best option for viewing the film as it was meant to be seen is to watch the embedded YouTube video on a 3D TV. Unbeleafable will also be available on the upcoming Chocolate Blu-Ray, set to release Holiday 2011.

Featured skaters are Vincent Alvarez, Eric Koston, Kenny Anderson, Elijah Berle, Chico Brenes, Justin Eldridge, Cory Kennedy, Stevie Perez,
Chris Roberts, Raven Tershy, Jeron Wilson, Shane O’Neill and Ryan Spencer.

For a little more insight into the project and some good stories from the set, check out the 16 minute MP3 of the Q&A from the premiere with the following panelists: Ty Evans (Director), Federico Vitetta (Producer), Ian Spohr (Stereographer), Mark Ritzema (Director of Photography), Roham Rahmanian (3D Producer) and Vincent Alvarez (Skater) moderated by Jonathan Wells.

Featured skaters are Vincent Alvarez, Eric Koston, Kenny Anderson, Elijah Berle, Chico Brenes, Justin Eldridge, Cory Kennedy, Stevie Perez, Chris Roberts, Raven Tershy, Jeron Wilson, Shane O’Neill and Ryan Spencer.

-Josh Friedberg

Unbeleafable:

Ty’s Behind the Scenes cut:




7 Comments

  1. Coolboy
    Posted September 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Ty Evans sucks. Technical innovations is not content. Ty could’ve made the Star Wars prequel trilogy Unbeleafable is so boring and hollow.

  2. jah
    Posted September 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    with the fully flared slo mo there was at least a point where the explosion provided some excitement but i didnt get that feeling at all with 3d leaves.

  3. Adam
    Posted September 20, 2011 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Unbeleafable is way more interesting in 3D than it is in 2D. Watching it in 2D is like watching an IMAX movie on a standard def TV. You’re not really seeing it how it was meant to be seen.

  4. Posted September 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Nice feature Josh! I’ll check out the full 3d version once it’s out. IDK why these guys are hating on Ty. Ty is rad and has progressed skateboard films.

  5. Haterade
    Posted October 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Ok are you kidding me, Ty can make some cool stuff but this Unbeleafable is one of the most retarded and unoriginal things I’ve seen in my life. Skateboarding is self-expression and adapting to an environment that was not made for the sport. Ty just grabbed a shit ton of leaves and made unoriginal obstacles designed for skateboarding, taking away from the creativity and spontaneity of the sport (then added his token M83 song and slo-mo to make up for the aesthetic point of view he lacks). I can not “beleaf” ABD supports this garbage levi’s movie.

    haha. get it. “beleaf”…

  6. c
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    ty said its all about progression…but progression in what direction?

    this is a test of camera equipment. the skateboarding and the leaves could be replaced with anything.

    i want to see skating in 3d only if the 3d somehow serves the skating…not the other way around.

    all that money could have been spent in a much better way.

    and all the videos this dude makes have shit music.

  7. Victimized by dross
    Posted March 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    This director has a bright future as a certified public accountant.

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