A short starring Rusty Malinoski titled “Releasing Rusty”
Filmed and Edited by Patrick Wieland
Song by Wolf Mother “Phoenix”
Shot on RED SCARLET
A little diddy of moments from the 2013 Byerly Toe Jam.
Shot on Red Scarlet
For years I created videos on a weekly basis and this lead me to a lot of times having to force videos. Having to finish a video before it was really ready. You just get a certain feeling when you know a video is ready. There’s always things you want to do better or add but at certain point a video comes to life. When I started working on a this new short with Rusty Malinoski I didn’t know what to expect but the more I filmed the more I wanted to film. It wasn’t because we didn’t have good clips I just wanted to get more good clips. I wanted to see how far we could go with this little short.
We’ve just been watching the weather and waiting for the right conditions. I didn’t want to force it like I always did before. When things lined up we would film. I had spent some time with Rusty over the years but in the past month or so I’ve really got to see even more into his life. Rusty has to be one of the hardest working athletes in wakeboarding. The other day we filmed at 7:30am then went to the gym at 10 where he trained for an hour and then right after we went back to the back to film 2 more sets. The guy just has this insane drive to be the very best he can be.
In a world of excess I’m hoping that this video can be a video that people go back to watch. So many videos are posted on the internet and they get watched for a week. Then they disappear into the black hole of the internet. As a filmier you always want to create your best work but there are so many variables that play into the process. I’m trying to not have any excuses when we release this piece as I truly want it to be my best work. So stay tuned because something sweet is coming…
When I’m not hanging onto a jet ski for dear life while filming I sometimes shoot people. Heres some shots of interviews/people from 2012. This is just a handful of shots from 2012 that I grabbed to show my skills off the water and on the land.
Captured this little piece while Slingshot wakeboard’s german rider Steffen Vollert was in Florida. We didn’t have a ton of time but we were able to knock out a couple days. Got a little creative with the Interview footage and tried to bounce some light around with bounce boards. Turned out a little cold as I had silver reflectors and probably could of use some gold.