Speedway Mag Interviews Greg Hunt
Cover image by CJ
Get the kettle on for this one - Farran Golding's Speedway Mag has just publish a mammoth interview with skate video auteur Greg Hunt which is well worth a read. This covers the majority of his career behind the lens, touching on (amongst other things) working with AVE, The DC Video, Alien Workshop, Dylan Reider, Propeller, putting out books with DVDs and his upcoming photo book on Jason Dill entitled Ninety-Six Dreams, Two Thousand Memories.
Greg has been one of the most consistently enjoyable video editors in the world of professional skateboarding for the last few years, during his career working on such a wide range of projects that he's had multiple facets from which to view the skateboard industry. As such any interview with him is going to be worth reading, but this one is particularly in depth. Click the photo or the interview quote below and dive in...
"I like books, I like paper, I like looking at images that aren’t on a computer screen so any opportunity I have to create something that’s not digital – I’m into it...It’s funny because the first book I did was for The DC Video Deluxe Edition. My thought behind that, at the time, was DVDs are a cheap piece of plastic and eventually they’re going to stop working. I always hated DVD cases. There was nothing special about a plastic case with a paper sleeve. With The DC Video I wanted to make a booklet knowing it would outlast the DVD and hopefully twenty years from now, even if it would be some plastic case that holds a DVD no one uses anymore, there would be this cool book people would keep and that’s what it ended up being. DC was really generous with that. They let me make exactly the booklet I wanted to make and I was really proud of that project creatively – Danny’s footage and everything – but the book itself was a really nice and came out well."