Industry News 2/6/2007

Download, Watch and Vote as Young Guns 3 Breaks New Ground in 2007

Download, Watch and Vote as Young Guns 3 Breaks New Ground in 2007

The World’s Most Elite Young Surfers Take Their Show on the Road and on the Web; Go to Quiksilver.com/yg3 for more

 

(Huntington Beach, Calif.) February 6, 2007 -- The Quiksilver Young Guns, known as the most elite crew of performance surfers in the world, are preparing for the third installment of the ground breaking feature DVD series.  Taking a new approach to the Young Guns series, the movie will be filmed over a four-month period in locations worldwide and rolled out to the public in an excitingly new and interactive way.  

 

The first part of the film has already been shot in the Hawaiian Islands and the second part will commence in February 2007. The production will be based on the Northern beaches of Sydney, Australia.  The cast and crew will live in a house together and will carefully watch weather charts over a 6000-mile zone covering all surf spots from the Maldives to Maui.  Using a specialist surf forecaster to pin-point locations that are cranking, the Young Guns will fly in to catch the peak of the swell.

 

The content roll out of Young Guns 3 will be revolutionary in that clips from the film will be posted at www.quiksilver.com/yg3 as they are filmed.  For the first time ever, the surfing public will have a say in which clips make the final edit of the film.  YG3’s website will also feature cutting-edge interactivity - giving the audience the ability to edit their own segments, submit soundtrack ideas and user-created tracks, check daily uploads of footage and photos and watch preview edits of the film online.

 

Another fresh and unique aspect of the production is the dynamically changing cast. Young Guns 2 “Tube Ride of the Year” winner Dane Reynolds, and surfers Clay Marzo, Ry Craike, Jeremy Flores and Julian Wilson will be joined this time by another world-class junior.  A handful of the best under-16 surfers in the world will compete against each other to win the coveted title of ‘Sixth Young Gun’.  This competition will be audience judged.  The candidates will select their best five video clips and post them on the YG3 site.  The public will then vote for the surfer they think should be on the trip.

 

After the Sydney shoot, the Young Guns will jet to the Gold Coast of Australia to free surf and hang with eight-time world champ, Kelly Slater.

 

Young Guns 3 will be helmed by Jason Muir, co-director of the 2006 Surfer Poll Video of the Year, “First Chapter”, and cinematographer of “Young Guns 1 and 2”.  Internationally acclaimed designer, Natas Kaupas, will provide art and creative direction.

The film will showcase the talents of the best up and coming filmers and, editors and will employ new mini camera hand-held technology.  Legendary Quiksilver surf photographer Jeff Hornbaker will be onboard taking exclusive stills throughout the project.

 

The final production DVD will be released May/June 2007

 

The YG3 website is live now. Check it out at:  www.quiksilver.com/yg3

 

Producers: Jamie Tierney, George Opadchy

 

Project Director: Mark Warren

 

Production Coordinator:  John Shimooka

 

Event Director: Rod Brooks

 

Executive Producer: Bruce Raymond



 

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