is a skateboarding
video by Girl Skateboards
(featuring Chocolate Skateboards
), directed by Ty Evans and Spike Jonze
. Yeah Right!
is notable for its soundtrack, length, and the extensive use of never-before-seen (in a skateboarding video) special effects.
A short prologue pays tribute to skater Keenan Milton
, who died in 2001. Milton was part of Chocolate Skateboards team, a subset of Girl Skateboards.
The introduction credits for the video feature a unique series of shots in ultra-slow motion, filmed with Jonze's personal camera that is capable of shooting 100 frames per second. The camera is low to the ground and very close to the skateboarder as various flip tricks are completed.
Although Yeah Right
features mainly skateboarding, there are many special effects used. There are several different scenes in between skaters' parts which make use of green screen technology
like the infamous "invisible skateboards" bit and other camera effects such as the "magic board" and the "Skatetrix" bits.
A cameo is made by Owen Wilson
. He is in a parking lot with Rick Howard
, Eric Koston
and Mike Carroll
preparing to perform a trick on a handrail. By framing the camera very carefully, it appears that Wilson attempts the extremely difficult trick (a backside bluntslide
). However, while the camera was facing the opposite direction for a moment, Wilson had slipped out of the frame and is replaced by Eric Koston
who is wearing a wig and... Read More