FOCUS | A Short-Film About Skateboarding

SHOT BYNico Wieseneder

DIRECTORNico Wieseneder



FOCUS is a short-film about skateboarding. Valentin Schenk has been skating for several years. The film shows his daily life and his passion for skateboarding. Waking up, Valentin already thinks about skating, but when he is ready for his session he gets distracted by things from daily life. As soon as he is focusing on skateboarding he is landing his tricks.

The motivation for producing this film was to not create another trick by trick movie with background music, but something different. The concept was to use on-location–soundrecording as majority for sounddesign and we reversed the sounddesign of the first two scenes to better convey the story. The heartbeat sounddesign forms the turning point of our film (storywise and of the sounddesign). In the last scene we used the sounddesign which fits to the moving pictures to emphasize the statement as well as the story.

Rider: Valentin Schenk
DP, Edit, Sound & Grading by Nico Wieseneder
Text by Eva Niederwimmer

Shot on Sony FS5 with Metabones Speedbooster. (Thanks to studio GmbH for renting)
Lenses: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM II, Canon 24-105mm f/4

Programs: Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, DaVinci Resolve 12