Saturday, November 22, 2008

Monday... Ground Rules

Matt blasting opposite. Have Fun!
I'm pretty pumped to only have a day and a half of classes left this week then a long ass drive home for the holiday break. Hopefully I get to ride a ramp or two, eat good food, get blind drunk, and make a little cheddar while I'm home... Look for a new video edit later this week, but for now, here's the trailer from August... Random johnny rotten photo? 

Trailer re-formatted from Nathan A. Woodruff on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday... Do Stuff!

It's Friday, two more full weeks of school then this semester is over! I could not be happier, this has been the worst semester of my life. I broke my elbow two days before the semester started. I had two operations on my elbow and it still doesn't work properly, I can pedal around finally, to bad it's already winter up here in the "north country". I drink far too much and I finally got my freshman 15, is silmfast still a good way to lose weight? Hopefully all of that will change when the semester is over though, I'm feeling pretty optimistic that things will be better over the winter break and in the spring. It will be nice to work, ride, and film when I go home over break. In the spring we will be having our (Johnny, Matt, and myself) yearly video party, I believe this will be the 8th yearly video and 4th year having a large-scale party to showcase our BMX maneuvers. The parties have been steadily growing in size each year, last spring there were around 250+ guests. New this year, Johnny has turned the reins over to me as far as production goes. If you didn't know this year's title is... duh! UP AND AT THEM (Watch This). The name is something that I've been holding onto for about six years now. I started filming for a video in January 2003 that some how just never happened. Fast forward to this past summer after taking over creative control it seemed like it was time to finish what I started. Though I will be sticking to roughly the same formula that Johnny used for all his videos. Each video is basically a "video album" that documents one year of friends riding BMX, and partying together. I have a feeling this year might be heavy on the party side. 

Floor pong and drinking out of shoes? 

This is from way back in days of VCR to VCR edits. Hey Matt, I want my CD with this song back. 

Up And At Them clip 2003 from Nathan A. Woodruff on Vimeo.

One of my two favorite High School Tech. Ed. teachers sent me this... Thanks to Ian and the student that first showed him.
Scrape on!

Thirsty Thursday

I think the first time Matt Miller and I took a trip to Ithaca was in April of 1998, we wanted to ride street at Cornell University, and of course it had to rain most of the day we were there. So we ended up mostly riding around the city of Ithaca, when who should we run into? None other than Steve Crandall of Fat Bald Men, which at the time was only a small clothing company. He saw us riding and asked us a bunch of questions about where we were from and this and that, then asked us if we wanted check out the FBM house and F.O.D. (Field of Dreams/Drunks) trails. Being a little star struck (even then FBM was a company we were pumped on) we followed Crandall to his house where he hooked us up with a ton of free stickers and a viewing of Live Fast Die. After showing us the video, he took us to see the trails, which was cool but a bit of a let down since it had been raining all day and it wasn't possible to ride them. Anyway, The trip was a ton of fun despite the shitty weather, and since I've already posted one old video from FBM I might as well post another classic. Enjoy! 

Live Fast Die. from FBM BMX on Vimeo.

I'm working on posting some stuff that actually relates to Up And At Them... Sit tight.

On a random unrelated note... I have respect for the amount of work put into this.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monotonix Show

Monotonix is probably one of the best live shows I have ever seen. They are an acid rock jam band whose live show antics are about as wild as it gets. This was the second time I have seen them and it blew me away as much as the first... Sorry for the shitty quality of the photos.
Crowd surfing in daisy dukes or while wearing a captain's hat = Sick!
The constantly "moving" Drummer (dude really does move his drum kit through the crowd during shows).
Ass picking, while checking the oven for cookies is also a must.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dick Work?

Going around assuming your dick is a garbage truck that needs to pick up the trash is a funny thought, but going out and looking for girls to drive your "garbage truck" (part-time of course) is about as good as it gets in my book. The image below is the result of the aforementioned philosophy. With any luck this will be making its way onto T-shirts in the very near future.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Last Call 2007

Johnny went and uploaded Last Call (last year's video that Johnny and I both made, he made half the parts and I made the other half) which was a total surprise to me. In other "less than cool" news I got and Email from You Tube saying they removed a couple of the videos I put up for Last Call in the fall of 2007 for using unlicensed music... Fuck-Piss- Gay if you ask me.

Last Call

The Email in question

Friday, November 14, 2008


Short edit of a bunch of drunks at the Brawlin' at the Belmar contest from last Aug.
Unfortunately I fucked up the ratio while I was exporting so everyone is skinny.

Belmar edit from Nathan A. Woodruff on Vimeo.

Old titles

Here are a bunch of crap-ass titles and such that I had on my comp.
wanna be art fag.
I had a thing for elephants for about a month... ?
another gay idea...

finally something good, matt has been pulling out all the stops this year. The kink at the bottom of the bank is pretty gnarly and he was going so fast his tires were chirping everytime he hit the bank.

Albert St.

This came out when I was in high school. It still makes me smile.

FBM Albert St. from FBM BMX on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Here are some screenshots from the new video that is still in the works!

Matt Miller taking a dive 
Mike Sick.
John "Rotten" is it?
From the depths of hell?
There will be more of this guy.
First things first... Some of my favorite YouTubes to see how this thing works.

The original

my take on the original

and lastly, this one...