Today is on air a new advertising featuring buggy rollin and performed by Jean Yves Blondeau as known as Rollerman.
It is a commercial film for German TV in English and German language.
It have been filmed in south Africa at toitskloof pass where Jean Yves already has filmed a video.
this new one has been shot in December, produced by Marken Film Berlin and directed by Sebastien, Director of Photography is Poncho Alcaine.
thanks Sebastien Grousset for his kindness and his vision, thanks Pierre Boehmann and Ulrika Akerlind from production for efficient work. Thanks every one of the team for good work.
Thanks Jodi Ehrlich for best partnership.
The concept is: Three friends sharing their passion and challenging each other like brotherhood.
1 Niall McShea world class rally champion is pushing the yeti car to the boundaries of driving on and off road .
2 Jean Yves Blondeau AKA Rollerman with his BUGGY ROLLIN wheel suit is interacting with the car while running downhill on a twisted mountain road .
3 Thomas Genon world class mountain bike champion is challenging the car throw a bamboo forest .
We love the idea of sharing emotion with friends compared as brothers using different kind of sports.
Assistant director Queenie, Director Jem Chen, Director Of Photography Dylan Doyle preparing the shooting. Dylan is explaining his camera and optic choice. There is a 'Rollerman' sticker on his computer !
Jem Chen, the director who successfully raced formula cars in Asia, used his passion and skills for motor sport in order to fuel enjoyment of this film by expressing his deep feelings of speed, mechanics, and extreme sports. He made emotional enhancement choice by using black and white pictures only coloured with blood red. It matches as well as extreme oriental aesthetic of black and red with the traditional chinese painting made of black ink and red sign, and also the passionate romantic writer Stendhal with his novel "the black and the red".
Dylan Doyle, the director of photography, showed extreme efficiency in choosing the best frame for each action. It is also possible to feel his love for Asian light atmosphere between nature and technology.
Nobody would guess how skillful the flying camera of H.I.S is. Passing drone between trees, cables, and cliff, no matter the wind, always the action in the frame.
Shannon Hong of the copter flying camera H.I.S Imageworks Inc, Jean Yves Blondeau (Rollerman) and DJ Chen copter pilot
the copter in action
Even if stunt action had to be precisely prepared we shared good mood and enthousiasm. We are thankfull to Niall McShea for his Professionalism.
The magic team of micro camera specialists could rig camera in every intresting corner that produced such a big variety of detailled shots.
We as BUGGY ROLLIN creator, pilot, designer, and dream makers, love this short film. This is going to be inspirational. link to movie
recommanded by french TV
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 14:40
Midi en france the programm of the french TV FRANCE 3 has recommanded Jean Yves Blondeau "ROLLERMAN" as artistic, cultural, touristic living monument.
thank you, France 3 !
armor of god south america
Saturday, 08 June 2013 13:29
The CZ 12 movie is already avalable in south america, under the title LA ARMADURA DE DIOS 3
the armor of god 3 ... is BUGGY ROLLIN SUIT an armor of god ?
back from asian tour
Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:17
Jean Yves made promotion for Jackie Chan last film CZ12 , Rising Dragon is the title in japanese.
He made several TV show. This time we made the journalist try the suit successfully with fun result.
We had life show in harajuku, and we could follow life the increase of tweet as Jean Yves was rolling throw the street. Now Jean Yves is famous in japan.
Some day he made 3 TV show in one day.
Jean Yves favorite TV show with a drop dead kawai speakrin. She was soooo lovelly and cute. the best tv show.
she made her best and we laughed a lot . it was a very nice moment .
TV show in fukuoka in the street.
another test of the buggy rollin suit by Miki
He went to south korea, and headed to Beijing China for a show at the beijing batle master invitaionnal cup.
as soon as he came back he had a TV show in belgium.
it was a race against a mountain bike. Then he had a TV show in france. The journalists of France 3 visited him at his home and togther went to mountain to make freeride footage and interviews.
news march 2013
Sunday, 17 March 2013 16:39
The begginning of the year 2013 has been busy on French TV. Jean yves blondeau has been invited on France 3 and on France 5.
Both journalist had tryed the suit.
The new prototype is ready and have been tested. Even the woman chest have been tested by Jean Yves. It has really been inproved. It is now as good as the world record men chest. It is very stable, goes very flat, gives immediatly a trustable sensation. It is very welll balanced and allow to control drifts with precision.
We are still looking for factory to produce the suit. Each time it have delayed. So we have decided to push the second project ; buggy ski. BUGGY SKI was secret in europe. it is a suit with ski instead of wheels. Jean yves has develloped it during years in south Korea and France. So From now we are going to make the videos public. The first presentation will be made at la plagne march 31th and april 1st 2013. And video of introduction of BUGGY SKI at la plagne will be on ligne on march 18 th evening europe time.
BUGGY SKI had the authorisatoin to take lift and to go on the tracks. THIS THING IS MOST FUNNY sport to do on snow !
Stern TV tonight and more to come
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 10:32
Tonight Jean Yves will on the TV life show SternTV on RTL in Germany. Jean Yves will bring two BUGGY ROLLIN suit: one for him , one for the speaker. That will be fun because there is no possibility to cut the airing during the show ! Stern already linked an article on the web.
The suit of tonight show is going to be blue light, the one has been used for chupa chups advetising. It has received the last G13 MATTER wheels.
Saturday buggy rollin will be on SUPERTALENT on RTL2 in germany. But the show was not good. Sunday BUGGY ROLLIN will maybe be on ZDF sport reportage.
dauphine libere 25-2-2012
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 18:50
Rollerman, the drift for art
"I am not an adrenaline junkie. I seek perfection of the gesture, aesthetics. " Jean-Yves Blondeau demystifies the prejudices we have to see him hit the roads in his futuristic outfit. His practice is an art. "An art that communicates rather than plastic art," he will specify. An art that has revolutionized the world of extreme sports. So much so that even in its galaxy, it is still a UFO. "I'm an alien, someone from outer space, which shove everything. Extreme sports are on the fringes of the sport. I'm on the fringe of the fringe. Sometimes it's a little hard because I do not feel integrated. "
Revolutions, are in his family blood. In the Jura (east of france), his father developed their own skis. No need to dig deeper to find the roots, innate, a handyman and a sliding sport lover. Party in Savoy (french alps), the family made their own skateboards and rollerblades. Before the fashions of the United States arrived in the french shops. "when my brothers did not have the equipment, they always made their own," says the youngest in a family of seven precursors, which were making skating races around the family house in Albens (small french village in french alps). His brothers, however, played with engines ans became bikers. Jean yves stayed stuck to its wheels. In Monge high school (chambery), while stidying mechanical engineering, he designed his homemade roller skate. He used to freeskate in the night after homework and turned Chambery midle age corridor streets into a huge playground.
Sports enthusiast, he was also an artist. After a BTS (B-Tec) of industrial design, he could enter to the prestigious National School of Applied Arts and Crafts (ENSAAMA) Olivier de Serres in Paris. He could succeed the admission by showing his lasted fully revisited assymetrical roller skates. And this led to his dream for his graduation project. He first wanted to make a 'surf road'. A motorized vehicle on which the pilot would stand like a surfer on a board, with the power of a street bike. But he have been blocked. For the jury, the idea of creating a new kind of risky vehicule on open roads, was unacceptable. They said NO.
The alpin boy had to bounce on another concept. "I wanted to work with the human body. Do feel the sensation of balance and locomotion. " He spent hours, days in libraries. He tried to understand the perceptions of space, balance. He interviewed dozens of artists, sports or circus people. He reached the goal, this time, by wanting to roll in all position, giving a larger dimension to the human body. Making the humain a mutant. He grafted the body with an armor. Covered wheels, of course. And fighted to find ingeniering sollutions by 'do-it yourself' - he found a helmet in a flea market, the wheels on a stroller, borrowed an old mankin in a fashoin shop, he created his character, designed his first Buggy Rollin. One day in 1994.
Buggy Rollin, the global success of a local invention His armor with wheels conquered and impressed the jury by making them dream. So the jury advised him to file a patent. Jean-Yves Blondeau did in 1995. That opened him the doors of the world of show. Advertisers. And film. All was not built in a day, obviously. French, Italian, Austrian and American industrials have never forwarded his file. He smartly used his artistic talents to build his own promotion. A video fell into the hands of Canal +. The TV channel came to shoot the exact remake of Jean Yves first video in the small streets of the city of the Dukes (chambery is the historic capital of Savoy). that was a Click. "After that I made the tour of Europe television and magazines, and I went for the first time in Tokyo," recalls Rollerman. Far from describing him as a nasty business man, he lived through the media. With his true kindness, he has never done excess: he always tryed to go forward in the project.
Reach the world In 2003, a Korean TV was making report on the downhill World Championships. Deeply impressed by the Buggy Rollin, they came back to follow Jean yves during five days throw sevral countryes of europa. It have been broadcast in prime time in Asia. Far from making spritz, the story allowed him to surf more on his image. Exploited for a commercial or a movie ... Korean ... Hollywood: Yes Man with Jim Carrey. "It was my Christmas present. I could finnaly put the wheels i always dream to have but could never have bought before, "laughs the Alpin boy, who designed four-Buggy Rollin suit for the YESMAN film. And late 2012, he should return on the screen. The secret of the film, is not revealed yet.
[MARK] Roller Man in numbers
5,462,686 views on YouTube channel Buggy Rollin € 3500 the estimated cost of an armor, which takes two months, on average, to be manufactured 116 km / h speed record in downhill at Mont Ventoux, with an armor with 26 wheels 20 versions completed as of today 9 different bob tracks rided with thw wheel suit, a record on wheels
Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:59
Youtube has a special page on facebook where they show their favorite video. They decided to show buggy rollin video on their page!
Roller en ligne is the best specialised website concerning every thing about inline skate. They already featured a full interview of Jean Yves Blondeau, and now, the make their head of news letter with buggy rollin.
Rollerman has been showed on Vsauce. V Sauce is a youtube channel followed by hundred of thousand of people. It shows intresting new things. So the last video made with danny strasser has great hit, and buggy rollin make one step forward into popularity.
here is the original full video
SUPERHUMAN on H
Friday, 16 December 2011 02:55
i have picked up a video on youtube of the programm superhuman on history channel featuring the buggy rollin !
tonight germain TV
Saturday, 26 November 2011 02:06
On Germain TV RTL2 tonight 20.00 GMT+1 Heute abend läuft ein kleiner Fernsehbeitrag über Buggy Rollin/ Jean Jean-Yves Blondeau in den RTL2-News (20:00-20:15)! Jean yves sur la chaine allemande RTL2 Ce soir a 20h. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNVslA7T2q8
Galleries are ready !
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 06:03
Finally the photo collection is almost complete, and galleries clearly organised.
For example we haave been spent 2 days non stop taking picture in the studio Le Fauteuil in Paris, With Christophe Lebedinsky as photograph. Visit the last pictures of Kiki Lebe here
Now old suit have been upgraded a new one is going to be build.
tegernsee film festival
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 13:38
Jean Yves was invited to Tegernsee film festival in Germany with danny strasser.
"sarajevo challenge" was presented there. not only an extreme sport movie, it deals with the post war situation in bosnia.
After the projection, Jean yves and danny answered a few questions about the movie.
The last months were very busy
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 20:59
We had interview at Oxygen Radio, and after the interview aired life, Nacima the star speakrin tryed the suit.
Jean Yves went to UK and made the last episode of the season of BLUE PETER on BBC
with the team we made a challenge in a skatepark and a race against a car on a private racing track.
We went to swiss and made interview for Leman Bleu sport mag with the great Michel Robarin.
Michel really prepared his interview very well. He asked precise and focused questions. it was a pleasure to work with him. He also prepare a very good teasing online.
We had the visit of Emmanuelle Jaquet from Nouvo.ch, the hi tec magazin on swiss nationnal channel. The program introduce the new prototype workshop, shows the history, and feature Paul Blondeau The father of Jean yves who is a formal extreme sport athlete. Therefore, he support Jean yves 100%. Here he drives him up the mountain. the action takes place in one of Jean yves's favorite secret spot. One more time the swiss team made an excellent web page with some very accurate information and some bonus video.
We also made a report for DISCOVERY CHANNEL with some artists comming from Italy. The productin team took time to set up the decoration and light. it will be an esthetic report.
In the historic workshop of his grand father, Jean yves waits for the questions.
We had some special shooting for 24H the Swiss newspaper of Lausanne at BUKOLIK event in swiss alps. We were rolling with Sebastien Bertholet the only swiss who has a suit yet.
During the summer, We did a Marathon studio photo shooting with kiki Lebe in Paris. we have a lot of new exciting picture of the last upgraded suit,
some artistic portrait of Jean Yves, and the first picture of Nillor Yggub, the bad suit.
In september, Jean yves spent one month in Beijing china to make a movie with a big chinese star. Jean Yves is not the main actor, maybe only a soldier in the story ...
The back yard sets are a travel in the time and space.
With the words of mao... the movie should come in theatres at the end of the next year
We also made a photo shooting on the highest pass road of swiss and video for the N (NISSAN) magazin and web germany. no picture yet.
Monday, 16 May 2011 07:11
Buggy rollin was in california for the Stan Lee's Superhuman TV show.
On sunday we made location scout with Todd Born who came from Phenix to ride with rollerman. This was nice. On monday, Rollerman had to ride a spiral parking lot against a Go Kart. Tuesday he went to Stunt road north Malibu to meet The Loaded Skateboard team. There were also Jodi the film partner and Nate Lee our new marketing consultant.
We had speed test. The Buggy Rollin Zaphial position makes nice picture but is not fast and not stable.
we had a wonderfull light, and very busy filming day. Right after, Jean yves flew to Bangkok.
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