Mastroni | 12.15.14
This past weekend was technically supposed to be the last official filming time for the DVD, and we certainly did our best to spend it wisely with a San Diego day trip on Saturday and some LA status spot hammers for Sunday. There are still some specific loose ends to tie up with certain dudes, but this will definitely be the last crew weekend for a long time as I retire to the editing cave in the coming weeks. Here’s a bunch of photos of Broc, DeMarcus, Raban, Krejmas, D, Josh, Jeff Z, and Myself in what should be our final hours…CLICK TO EXPAND GALLERY.
Mastroni | 12.4.14
For as long as California has been located next to Arizona and people have been using bicycles to do tricks on street obstacles, AZ has been the ideal destination for great spots, footage gathering, and good times. I decided to make a little last minute trip out here to film a bit more with ‘The Wonder Twins’ Cody & Dawson Clark as well as Drew and Bahlman. Broc and Demarcus also hopped in the van and here we are trying to wrap up some loose ends out here in the desert. Here’s some photos from yesterday, the above by Devin Feil.
Mastroni | 12.2.14
Well actually Saturday, but today is Tuesday so yeah…you get it. Anyway, over the weekend Jason and I ventured off into the California wilderness in search of some tubular clips for his upcoming DVD section, and said clips we did achieve! In fact, they are some of the coolest clips I’ve ever filmed hands down…very hyped! Without giving too much away, here’s a few iPhone snaps from our journey and a random one of my bike on the beach for good B&W measure. In other news Demarcus, Broc, and I are trekking out to Arizona for a few days to meet up with Drew Hoss and Cody Clark & get away from all this rain, so stay tuned for some more updates from our travels over the next few days.
Mastroni | 11.5.14
As of the past week or so I’ve been working on wrapping up filming around SoCal with Demarcus and Krejmas. With this whole daylight savings thing we’ve been breaking out the lights and setting out into the night in search of those magical DVD clips. Mr. Roskelley also gets back in town today as well as Raban cruising down this weekend who are also aiming to put the finishing touches on their sections. It’s definitely been a long time coming and I can’t wait to actually have time to sit down and begin the editing process here. That’s all for now. Here’s a few snaps of us out and about, the good ones by Devin Feil.
Mastroni | 10.21.14
Thanks to Jeff Z and the dudes at Ride, plus photographers Joey Cobbs and Greg Moliterno, we have a lengthy article in the newest November 2014 issue all about our upcoming DVD The Finer Things. Everyone involved here is quite the individual, so I wrote a bunch about what it’s like filming with each person, and of course answered some questions about the overall project itself. For all you kids out there who have never looked at a BMX magazine, you are missing out on some of the most quality BMX content in existence and are pretty much royally blowing it for the future of all BMX mankind. Just like a DVD itself, you can HOLD a magazine in your hand…what crazy concept right?? Don’t be a kook, pick one up or SUBSCRIBE today!
Mastroni | 10.13.14
Everyday we’re inching closer and closer to wrapping up the filming process for The Finer Things. For the past few days my favorite creative partner in crime Mr. Roskelley has been in town trying to wrap up his section for the DVD, along with fellow Utah representative and Demolition dude Rob Wise to work on a new fork promo. Here’s some fun photos from our Friday afternoon out in the deepest depths of California’s anus…also known as San Bernardino with Broc, J-Clem, Enns, Tate, and Myself by Joey Cobbs Photography LLC. If you can figure out what we’re up to with that plastic tube…you’re probably very, very smart. CLICK IMAGE TO EXPAND GALLERY.
Mastroni | 10.2.14
Attention: Shameless self posting. For all you die hard Volume site readers out there who may have noticed I haven’t been in the mix as much lately, it’s because I’ve been out and about working really hard to wrap up my own section in The Finer Things. Having spent the last couple years very much dedicated to finding spots and filming everyone else, I’ve been taking this time to focus more on my own section, make my ideas a reality, and make it as good as can be. I’ve been told before I have a one track mind and am totally incapable of multi-tasking….for the most part this is absolutely true. Our friend Devin Feil shot this in the midst of getting one of my bucket list ideas done the other day right here in Long Beach with our very own Josh Clemens behind the lens. – Mike Mastroni
Mastroni | 08.12.14
Might seem like things have been pretty quiet on the DVD front lately…what’s going on with the video? When will it be done? When can I see it? Continue reading to find out all those answers, look at some dope photos, & more… more
Matt | 08.8.14
For this Flashback post, I was cruising through our vimeo page and came across this amazing Best Of Jason Enns edit that we put out in 2008. Check it out and get hyped for another Jason Enns video part in The Finer Things DVD, dropping later this year!
Brian | 07.25.14
Just got all the photos back from J.Cobbs from Billy’s week here a couple weeks back while filming with Mastroni on The Finer Things. They definitely got some solid stuff and saw this roof gap over a car and couldn’t resist but to show you guys it sooner than later. Click image to go BIG >>
Mastroni | 07.1.14
Here’s an awesome Behind The Scenes shot by Greg Moliterno of Drew Hoss and I filming for his upcoming section in The Finer Things on a recent Phoenix trip. You may remember seeing the long lens angle of this in the trailer…here we are twerkin’ it while the rest of the crew tries not to slip and fall on any heroin needles…. more
Mastroni | 06.11.14
With Mr Cobbs finally arriving to the party I’ll finally have some proper photos to show ya. Since it rained all day on Sunday, yesterday (Tuesday) can count as official day 3. I actually didn’t even think about this when planning this trip, but as an added bonus school is out for the summer….which means 1000 more spots to ride during our stay here. So, yesterday we did exactly that with Platt, J Clem, and Broc all getting some serious hammers in the bag at this first spot. From there we rode a few other schools, the best flat rails in the world, and capped it off with Drew grinding his way out of the closet right before picking up Enns & Krejmas at the airport… CLICK IMAGE TO LAUNCH GALLERY!