Monday, April 01, 2013

Not just any day.

Been looking at this car for years, and this specific one for weeks.
Today was the day.

Can't describe how happy I am.

I get to pick it up from one of the mechanics I had take a look at it in the morning.
Pinch me.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Last week in Mexico.

I've been to this rally three years in a row and it's a treat.
The town of Guanajuato is amazing and the locals are so stoked on watching cars fly by.

For those of you who are fans of rally or Ken you should read this article Speed Hunters did from Mexico.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Evan Smith

For some reason there's been a lot of skating since I started bloggin again. Not sure why.
This new clip with Evan is pretty nice.

New spots and kinda new way of reading the terrain.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Gino clip. OMG.

When he did the bs slide and lifted the rear wheels over the crack I think I might have giggled out loud.

A few years ago I was bored on a train in Sweden and ripped a few clips of YouTube and did this Gino edit.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Great skate clip

Clever clip with Kyle Leeper.
I used to do clips like this back in the days of vhs editing after watching a similar clip of Mark Gonzales doing a half cab to a bs ollie in Blind Video Days but they were annoying and not very clever.

This edit on the hand is very well executed.

Following Kyle from predatory bird on Vimeo.

Go to 3:24 in this clip to watch the early 90's Gonz version.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

In Mexico

Still no internet.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Still in Australia

This past week I've had access to what Australians call internet at a 5 star hotel ($25 / day) and since that didn't work I bought a "4G" router for $150 to try and access the web. 
The first night I left it on (to charge) with no devices connected to to it and the next day it didn't work any more. Apparently here you use the internet regardless if you're using in or not, by the minute kind of.
So I called and asked what was going on. They said I had used up my 5 gb last night while it was charging. 
I said that was a really bad set up. Anyway I got my 5 gb back but then fell asleep with the router on, so now I've used 10gb in 48 hours and I haven't even used more than maybe 100mb.

Leaving Adelaide now. Currently at the airport trying to send emails. The wifi here is what you'd expect.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Lewis Marnell

Most skaters know that Lewis passed away recently.
I stumbled upon this new clip today.
The fact that I'm in Australia made the clip seem even more important.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

So my new start at blogging is getting off to a slow start.

And it's not that I haven't been wanting to. It's because I'm in Australia, one of the worst countries (developed obviously) in the world when it comes to reliable internet.

I'm here hangin with Ken Block and the Hoonigan Racing Team anyhow.

See you soon. 

Btw, I'm in a weird time zone. A 1/2 off time zone! That's a first, super confusing actually. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Best thing P-Rod has ever done IMO.

I'm not a big P-Rod fan but I liked this clip. Big ups to Network A for making it happen. Here's a behind the scenes clip.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ty Evans talks about Pretty Sweet

I was fortunate enough to get a seat at the premier of Pretty Sweet in LA. It was a cool experience and I had a feeling it would be one of the last big skate video premiers ever and I have mixed feeling about it. Mostly good though. I understand where Ty is coming from and what he as a filmmaker wants to accomplish. I also understand some of the criticism and I relate to some of it with Brainfarm and the snowboarding world. At the end of the day it's just us cruising on a board sideways and if you like watching a raw Off the Grid clip (I love these), Killian Martin dancing in slow mo with dolly shots, Pretty Sweet clips or snowboarding through gyro cameras it's all there. If you don't like it look the other way. When I grew up I recorded anything snowboard and skateboard related on tv, anything. Then I watched it until the vhs tape wore out. It's fair to say that's not the case anymore. Especially with snowboarding. Anyway.. here's the interview:

Dinosaur Jr

I've always liked Dinosaur Jr. Pretty sure the first time I heard them was in an Alien Workshop video called Memory Screen in the late 80's and I've been hooked ever since. Or was it in Speed Freaks / Mike Vallely?

I was a huge fan of the crisp video footage blended with super 8 and other lo fi filming.

Mike Vallely's part from around the same time.

I sat for hours hitting record on MTV's 120 minutes to maybe capture a Dinosaur song. This was the first video I saw of them.

Since then they've been in closely connected to skateboarding. Just look at them skating / bmx:ing in this video.
My first cd I bought (1990) was Dinosaur Jr's Green Mind, as well as a Janes Addiction's Ritual De Lo Habitual.
I even used a song in a snowboard movie called Afterlame in 2004. 3:54 into this clip. Anyway, been listening to their new album a lot lately. Some songs sound very pop / Foo Fighter esq but others are closer to the Dino Jr I like. This song especially. Been thinking of what I can film that would fit it. It deserves a good visual presentation.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Maybe this time..

I see that there are still almost 100 people (or spam computers) visiting this blog daily. Even though I haven't posted anything in about 18 months, or maybe a handful of times in the past 2-3 years.. Since I flood my Facebook friends with links and stuff it seemed like a good idea to start posting here again where it doesn't bother people. If you like out planet and space things I encourage you to watch this. It's 20 min and it's awesome.

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Steve Jobs

He was a true visionary and I'm not going to get too personal with this. Anyone who knows me and works in my field of filmmaking knows that he made a huge impact on my life.

Apple's and Google's homepage today.

I watched this a few years ago. You should too.

Old Apple commercial:

The guy who made this had an interesting day yesterday.

Here are some articles I've read and would like to share for those who care.

This guy wasn't a fan until.. you'll have to read the whole article:

Tributes from co-workers, presidents:

Short background on him and links to other things of interest:

Pixar related:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lots of stuff at at the moment.

Norwegian Junkyard have three posts with my signature on it right now.
Link to the first (of two) DC Mtn Lab videos.
Link to the first (of three) Robot Food video.
Link to the first (of probably three) webisodes of the 2011 Nixon Jibfest.

Watch em if you got some spare time.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Oh hi.

I said I'd blog more, and I didn't.. too hooked on Instagram (my Tumblr blog) to keep up with this thing.
So to the 50 that still come here every day here's something for you.

1 of a few clips I'm doing for Nixon.

Here's the first from this years Nixon Jibfest. You have to click on the url cause embedding is disabled.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Made a clip about Ken Block's new rally car.

I went to Wales a few weeks ago to make a clip for Monster World Rally Team.

To quote Ken:
"Despite the fundamental similarities between stage rally, rallycross and gymkhana, my World Rally championship Ford Fiesta just can't do what my gymkhana Fiesta can, and vice versa. But running three cars is a logistical nightmare, so we built one car that can be transformed to suit each discipline."

MWRT thought stop motion would be a suitable technic to show the car.
The stuff was shot in three days, with less than 30 min (might have been 15) to shoot the car in action.
My thought was to shoot the action on film to compliment the stop motion roots instead of HD video. And I like film so why not?
Many ideas we had for this clip weren't possible to shoot, we had next to zero sleep for 2-3 days and it was one of the most gruesome experiences of my life. If only we had another 1-2 days to shoot it.. the reason for only having a very limited time was technical issues / engines etc that were late and what not.

But here's the result. Not close to what we had envisioned, but it's still serves it's purpose. Hope you like it.
Ken picked out the tune from the Scott Pilgrim movie.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Might dust this one off..

I started a Tumblr blog a few weeks ago but it has turned into a iPhone photo blog more than anything.
I´m also trying to maintain some bloggin at Spatziba but I miss the random outlet that this blog used to be.

Today I´m in Stockholm after a brief trip to Wales, Denmark and Austria. Been filming rally with Ken Block as well as doing a little bit of sightseeing.

Noticed that these songs have been on heavy rotation in my iTunes.
The Arcade Fire one has 1437 plays.. retarded.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Too the few who still visit this blog I just wanted to mention that I started a new blog today.
My thought with the new blog is to share daily photos and stuff with others than my Facebook friends (I keep getting vibed for uploading a lot of iPhone photos).
I might not include as many political and random YouTube videos either.. maybe I can keep doing that here..?

I also blog pretty frequently over at

So here's the new Tumblr blog, I'm also at Instagram "pierrewikberg".

Saturday, February 05, 2011

WRC Swedish Rally - Day 3

Got to ride along today again. It's pretty wild but for some reason I don't think it's very scary, fun though. Trying to hold a camera still on these roads is not easy.

Filmed for an hour or so on a frozen lake. Pretty nice day on the job. No wind, sunny, and not cold at all.
I also met Mike "MackDawg" McEntire who's in town to film Ken's new car. He was running the most successful snowboard video company back in the 90's but he also made Sick Boys (filmed the first fs boardslide on a handrail EVER and Hokus Pokus (legendary skate video from around 1990).

He was also the first one to hire me to shoot snowboarding back in 1996, so we have a lot of history together, really fun to see him here in Torsby.
More on how I got into the snowboard world here:

We also toured Petter Solbergs giant workshop, impressive.

Day 3 clip here:!/video/video.php?v=499909352332&oid=139454585764&comments