Industry News 6/12/2009

ChopShop Breaks Out Nine Episodes for King of Wake TV Series

ChopShop Breaks Out Nine Episodes for King of Wake TV Series
Scheduled to Air in June on FUEL TV

The King of Wake wakeboarding series has the Irvine-based ChopShop crew traveling again this year to nine locations across the country to shoot regional, national and international wakeboarders competing for the crown – the top spot in wakeboarding – and $300,000 in prizes.

Top Pro Wakeboarders from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, France, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Tahiti, South Africa, Mexico, Canada and the United States compete every year in nine weekend-long events of water-sports action.

King of Wake is the ultimate contest series for competitive wakeboarders.   It brings the sport’s top competitive events – the Pro Wakeboard Tour, the Wake Games, the WWA National Championships, and the WWA World Championships – together in one season-long series.  The competitions are sanctioned by World Wakeboard Association and produced by World Sports & Marketing of Winter Park, Florida in conjunction with Wakeboarding Magazine.

ChopShop Partner and Director Zach Lyons along with Producer Sean Osborne set out on May 1 to travel the circuit and will continue through September to shoot then edit each event into episodes that will air on FUEL TV beginning in late June.

"The King of Wake is one of our favorite tours to cover because the athletes are cool, the locations are amazing, and the events are always electric,” said producer Sean Osborne.

This is the third year that Osborne has worked on the series for FUEL TV and World Sports & Marketing.   The events are shot in high definition using Panasonic P2 technology and as Osborne added, “we are having a blast.”

ChopShop is a team of professionals with expertise in concepting, copywriting, video and film production, as well as editorial, finishing, design and animation for broadcast and multi-platform applications.

For more information on ChopShop’s services call 949.838.0355 or to see a clip from the King of Wake series, visit www.chopshoptv.com.