Few, if any, production companies in the last decade have had as much impact in snowboarding as Videograss. Starting with their eponymously named release 4 years ago, VG has also been particularly prolific in their output, dropping 3 full-length movies last season alone! This year's offering are only slightly more meager, with two of the most anticipated flicks of the year, VG's own "The Last Ones" and understudy Keep The Change's "Roll Call" already available in the finer shred emporiums across the glove. Along with a few other web projects in the works, namely Chris Grenier's "Pull Fart" project, the main man behind Videograss is a very busy man. We hit up our homie Justin Meyer to pick his brain on the new movies, the current state of the snowboard film industry and crusty 70's-style ski bums. It turned out to be quite an insightful interview, thanks Justin!
How did you start filming and what was your motivation to make it your life’s work?
(Justin Meyer) I started filming when I was just a kid, as I had more fun filming my friends skating and getting into trouble than I did hurting myself. It just sort of fell into place from there as I got into snowboarding and the same rules applied. It was just as fun filming a trick as it was landing a trick for me. It never seemed like a conscious decision to make a living out of it…it all just kind of happened. I'm just now realizing that it has become a career path rather than the hobby it once was.
Which filmmakers influenced your style?
I really got more into editing after watching the old TWS Skate movies, along with videos like Mosaic, Menikmati, and skate videos in general. Not any one person in particular, but more a bit of everyone. Just noticing the subconscious effect of a good edit and the feeling it gave me was what motivated me to learn how to do it.