Almabtrieb

Among the classic longboard racing world, Almabtrieb is Germany’s capital race.

First there is a week of freeride training and then the brackets of the world championships.

Graveyard call

Near us, in Annecy, was the “graveyard Call” race, because the road ended at the entrance to the cemetery. Fortunately nobody ever ends there.

it was a small winding road in the forest. Sufficiently sinuous so that Jean Yves comes out of the way in a pin. it was necessary to brake a little more!


 

Country Music Channel

Following Jim Carrey’s film Yes Man, we were contacted by CMT to have Tom C Howell’s armor tested. Of course the video has been blocked on the whole of the planet by production via Youtube. But we have some pictures here.

Tom being a skateboarder he is alergic to rollerblades. He was put tape at the end of his feet so that he does not burn his toes too quickly. And it worked.

Dance in Munich with virtual Madonna

In the cold nights of the Bavarian winter lie the six-day track cycling at the Munich Olympic Park. We were invited by Philippe Auerswald to do rollerblading races on the speed ring. In the evening a discotheque was organized in the basements. It was the opportunity for Jean Yves to take out the armor and enjoy the effects of light to make disco images.

 

Later in the year, he mounted the images on a video of Madonna and resumed his movement as a dialogue or a choreographic concerto.

Preparing and shooting Jim Carrey’s movie YESMAN

One day, Jean Yves received a phone call. “Hi it is Jody from HHALIWOD, We want you to make a movie with Jim Carrey, can you come?” Of course he could come. Here are the secret pictures of the preparation of the movie.

There is preparation of the new back with no wheels, because the production of the movie decided that it is not necessary to roll on the back. You can see a picture of the old workshop in which the grad father of Jean Yves was also working. Kyung ae shows how the shoulder pads work to the hollywood stunt spec makers. Stock of GREEN matter wheels, Jean yves wanted to have this wheels since several years, the movie was the right moment o get a stock. even if we did downhill with great peed and strong brakes, we should have new wheel at each close up shot for the beauty of the picture.
Kyung Ae helps Monica to set the suit, because in USA it was not welcome that Jean Yves takes care of woman chest on Monica, even if he is the master.
the training started inside the parking lot of Warner Bros because of bad weather. The parking lot was specially closed for that. We would take the elevator to go up and make downhill after downhill. Jean yves was putting cones on the floor to draw specific curve that monica train to brake and changing direction. Afterward,we rent several road for training. The first was a museum in L.A. Second was a private road outside the city, and last was a lost high way in the mountain to train for speed.
The next pictures are from the private road. It had a steep straight and a sharp right curve at the bottom. It was difficult for Monica who crashed in the canalisation on the side of the road. Scary but no pain.
It has been decided that the film road will be protected with hay balls. Big trucks arrived. And “the street has more hair pins that the hair of Dolly Parker”
The electric camera car was used only for one subjective shot. We also had a Mini that could keep the speed and brakes.
You can see back stage of Warner studio wit fake street perspective one sided building and old fashion ER outdoor set. As you see, it is not made in Chicago.
The last pictures are secret shot of the stars at work, even if the Production promised to give official shots it never happened.
next are shot of Jean Yves and Monica on the set. Jean Yves has long hair wig because he also double Zoee Deschanel as she jumped over the camera. Helmet of Zoee was one sise smaller as jean yves. But with the wig, the pins that holds the wig were getting in the skin of the skull, that was not comfortable. It is pure stunt work routine. Then on the last brake, Jean yves did a drift with head very close to the floor and the wig wrapped around the elbow will in a split of a second, that was pulling the head on the side. It was not possible to watch where to go anymore. Risky stunt work. It was a happiness to come back to Jim double sequence.

Each take is controlled after each run. There was camera crew at the outside of a curve where Jean Yves was drifting braking at full speed. The concept was to be as close as possible of the camera. After the first shot, Jean yves came to check if the crew was happy of the shot. “was it good? was i close enough?” he asked. As answer, there was a silent. He went so close to the camera that every one was shocked to be crushed and speechless. then after few second someone said “yes ! YES it is good enough ! ” That was precision drift !

mercedes with Russian arm. checking for trajectories

Many camera véhicules has been used for the run shoot. One mercedes Russian arm, it is a crane on the top of the car. There are 6 person in the car for operating directing and driving the car. They were struggling to keep the pace of Monica and Jean Yves because it was a real downhill it was fast. At last left hairpin the car went on 3 wheels, every one thought it was going to crash with the director inside. Thankfully not ! But they were scared. and they stopped try to chase Jean Yves with the Russian arm, They said “It is enough, we have it”, and moved to the Mini.

Korean duties

The return to Korea was bitter. All the joy of finding Chae Sun has turned into a long intense sorrow. Chae Sun had decided to go with Richard. Jean Yves left with Kim Nam Hoon for another trip to Japan, without a photographer this time. We did not bring back an image. Only the memory of having descended Mount Fuji by the Subaru road, of having melted a roulette in the straight line of below. And then Kim Nam Hoon had the good idea to partner with Muju Resort. We invite a dream team to film a commercial. Danny Strasser on camera, and Yvon Labarthe on longboard and Sebastien Simon on dirt surf. The idea was to use the slopes of the golf course. And to use self-driving electric cars without drivers to go up, like robotic characters. And build the image a complicity between different sliding sports: longboard, dirtsurf, and BUGGY ROLLIN. The golden armor had just been finished. It had to be the star of the movie.

A photo of the MUJU publicity shooting crew. Back to Korea in autumn. New offices in Busan, with the life-size photo of Jean Yves Rolerman in 3D. This life size photo has disappeared in multiple moves.
And then an event at the top of the highest tower of Korea, with golden armor in contact with children.