After putting out an excellent part in Real Skateboard’s 2011 video “Since Day One,” Justin Brock has been hard at work filming for his newest offering in the Nike SB Chronicles "Volume 2." I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Brock about his upcoming part. Here we discuss deadlines, the filming process and whose part he is looking forward to seeing the most.
XGames.com: Your last part was with Real Skateboards for "Since Day One." How do you feel this part compares to that last one?
Brock: For the Real video we had been filming for quite a few years and it just kind of happened. But with the Nike video we had a deadline that we knew about from the start. So I would say the deadline and going out to California to get as much footage as you could in the time I had were probably the biggest differences. (Brock lives in Georgia.)
How long have you been filming for this part?
A little over a year.
That is a pretty short turn around time for a full production video.
Yeah. We had around the same amount of time when we filmed for "Debacle" (Nike’s 2009 amateur video) but it had been a while since I’d done it. So it was good to get back into it like that.
Do you prefer having an extended period of time or do you like the deadline?
I like the shorter time. Of course when it comes down to the end you’re wishing you had more time.
Does it make it harder going out filming now that you’re a dad and a husband?
I don’t think so because I did most of my filming on trips. It’s pretty much the same and whatever footage I can get while I’m at home is just a bonus.
The video is very diverse as far as skating styles are concerned. Whose part are you looking forward to seeing the most?
Probably Donovon Piscopo's because he has never had a real video part yet. And his stuff is really good. Everybody has been killing it on all the trips so I’m looking forward to the video.
Who was your favorite person to travel with while working on this video?
Ryan Flynn, the photographer, got to go on a bunch of the trips and he lives in the same apartment complex as me here in Atlanta, so we are close friends. And Ishod [Wair] too. We go on a bunch of Real trips together so those two are the best.
Of the trips you went on, which stood out the most?
We went to Barcelona and Madrid and those were two of the best. A lot of it was filmed in the states, but those were the two big overseas trips and they were really good.
Have you had a chance to see your part?
No, because the last time I was in L.A., my song hadn’t cleared yet. We both didn’t want to get too excited and not be able to use the song. Eventually, it did clear though and I just figured I’d wait for the premiere.
Did you have a lot of input as far as editing and song go?
We came together on the song. I knew I wanted to skate to something faster so we went back and forth and finally we picked a song.
What is next for you?
I think I’m going to focus a lot more on Real this next year. We have already been talking about doing some fun trips and keep it going. Keep trying to film and work on whatever project is next. I just want to get in the van with those dudes and skate.