We recently caught up with the ”nocturnal” man of mystery, Mr. Gordon Yould. Not only is Gordon a magician with the paint brush, pen, camera, video camera, and computer (just to name a few)… he can also rip it on any board you put under his feet! For as long as we’ve known Gordon he’s been pushing the envelope with his work, and it’s been awesome to watch his progression over the years. Take a moment to find out what he’s all about below:
Name: Gordon Yould
Place of Residence: Hollywood
Current Jam: Andre Nickatina
Favorite Food: Coffee & donuts at 3am while I’m bumpin’ Bobby Womack
Art Medium/Style: Cinematography, music, art, film, silk screening, anything and everything
Ark: Tell us a little about yourself & what you’ve been up to.
Gordon: I was recently the DP(director of photography) for the Taj Weekes EPK, directed by Drew Renaud. I love being able to do whatever I want and not being tied down by my job. I can surf whenever I want. And I get to travel for shoots.
A: What and/or where are some of the things you draw inspiration from?
G: Working with people who are not kooks and are cool to edit with.
A: What is your favorite medium to use while filming?
G: Well I like shooting analog VHS but everyone today seems to want to shoot the Canon 7D. I’ve shot one thing on the 7D and I’ll never shoot it again. If I can’t shoot film or VHS I go with The Red Camera. But I started shooting film with a Super 8 my senior year of high school. Filming 8mm and 16mm are awesome too, but film is too expensive for most of the burger shoots I work on, so I don’t get to shoot it that often. Usually end up shooting Panasonic P2 or RED.
A: What are some of your favorite artists, or people you look up to?
- Art: DADA
- Photography: Anyone’s mom who owns a 7D.
- Film & Video: Veeco. Red Bull. The holy mountain.
A: Tell us about your most memorable, funny, awkward…(fill in the blank) encounter you’ve had while filming.
G: When I saw the Veeco Productions video Subject Haakonesen back in 4th grade. There is this 1 shot where you can see a second cameraman. Up until that point in my entire life I had always wanted to be the guy in the movie doing the riding. Right when I saw that shot, I wanted to be THAT guy getting the actual shot. Since then I have been messing around with cameras and now people pay me to do what I love to do, play with cameras.
A: What is your favorite type of cinematography/art/photography/style to use while filming?
G: I like to use old VHS cameras and transfer the footage, scratching it like a DJ does with vinyl.
A: If you had to pick one or the other for the rest of eternity, would you rather use film/analog or digital?
G: It all depends where the end product is going, based on that I can choose what camera is best to use.
A: What has ben your favorite campaign, project, or shoot you’ve been involved in over the years?
G: I went with a couple guys from the ZAP skimboard team to document their trip in Cabo. 14 days in Mex. Not Bad… Also, I have been filming with Kori Bryant and James Lovett for the past few years working on a double disc DVD…
A: What are some of your other hobbies besides filming?
G: Surfing, doyleing, waveloch, snowboarding, traveling, shooting stills, being nocturnal, silk screening, going wake boarding at the secret spot in Mexico.
A: What is the most memorable place you’ve traveled to film?
G: Driving up the 101 to Seattle with my good film buddy Brooks Ludwick to meet up with Dan Holmes to shoot a video for the Seattle Metro bus system. Those guys are the best to work with, ain’t no kooks if you know what I mean…
A: Any last words?
G: Doyle for Life! Effff DSLR…
*Scope out a few pieces of Gordon’s artwork, & also him shredding!
Peep the video Gordon made of the Zap Skimboard team trip to Cabo