SPONSORSHIP

DANIEL ILABACA + ROLLERBLADE

ROLLERBLADE

Rollerblade is at the forefront and the most established Inline Skating brand to this day. Founded in 1980 Rollerblade withstood the test of time and has recently seen a boom in interest worldwide as a new wave of enthusiasts take to the streets on their inline skates. The brand is currently going through some major changes and Daniel is at forefront of helping to steer the company into a new and vibrant direction.

daniel's history

Daniel has known of this brand since his early years and is happy to be brought on board as an ambassador for the company since early 2019. The main reason Daniel is excited to collaborate is because Rollerblade is very community driven and passionate about healthy living and lifestyles. They are great at promoting ways of natural movement in a time of mechanical and electrical transportation. With Daniel’s 20 years of experience in Parkour he finds this ethos very suited to his own lifestyle.
 
Daniel comes from a background in figure skating. He transitioned into Inline Skating at the age of 9 years old. He had the potential of going professional but his interests changed as he later discovered the art of Parkour at age 13. Always been physically active from the earliest moment he can remember, his knowledge in movement from inline skating and Parkour have played a part in him travelling all over the world performing, teaching and working as a stuntman in many commercials and well-known films.
ROLLERBLADE

Formation of Stunt Camera Crew

Daniel was contacted by a friend Claudiu in the film industry, knowing that Daniel had experiences as being a cinematographer behind the camera and in front. Claudiu asked if he was available to fly to Kiev in Ukraine to be a lead camera operator in an ice hockey commercial shot for Eurosport. The moment Daniel touched the ice, it rekindled a lost passion for the ice rink, which later inspired the desire to hit the streets once again.
 
This is where the chapter and formation of Stunt Camera Crew began. Having many contacts in the film industry and Parkour, Daniel reconnected with a close friend Will Sutton. Will has extensive knowledge in Parkour and filmmaking with over 15 years of experience and is highly regarded as one of the most remarkable Parkour movers the world has seen. His fluidity in Parkour is effortlessly seen through his navigation of movement as an action cinematographer.
 
With the combined experience in Parkour, Inline Skating and Cinematography, in front and behind the camera, the formation of Stunt Camera Crew made complete sense when considering the familiarity with the movements they have been practicing for so many years. Knowing that they have an understanding of movement as athletes themselves, it has given them a perspective of what the future of cinematographers will look like ‘Samurai Camera Operators’. This is an exciting time for the future of filmmaking.

RECONNECTING TO INLINE SKATING

Daniel began researching speed skating, although he comes from an aggressive Inline Skating background, his desire started with the ambition for speed. The thought of going fast through the city streets of London like the fixey bike/alleycat races excited him. Daniel purchased his first pair of Rollerblade Twister 80mm after seeing Rollerblade’s athlete Danny Aldridge moving fast through the streets of Barcelona. It wasn’t too long before the company and Daniel were in direct contact with one another and thus began a conversation about a collaboration with their top athlete and Daniel to develop a series on Youtube featuring the cross-over of Parkour and Inline Skating. You can find a video here:
The impact of these video series has inspired a new wave of Parkour athletes to consider expanding their overall movement experience and taking up Inline Skating.

What's ahead?

Daniel and Rollerblade are currently in talks about a part 3 with Danny Aldridge having shot the previous videos in Barcelona and London. Part 3 will be shot in the origin place of Parkour – Paris.
 
The aim is to hold an event that initiates and inspires a new wave of Parkour Rollerblading athletes, considering how complimentary both disciplines are to each other. The theme and reason for being in Paris is to take Danny Aldridge as a representative of the Inline Skating community down memory lane with the origins of Parkour, visiting iconic locations like the Dame Du Lac where founders David Belle and the Yamakasi are known to have originated from. The advantage of this concept is to show the added benefits of Inline Skates as an extension of the individual’s ability to get to and from locations that are known for Parkour, while keeping their muscles warm. Rollerblade is planning to supply a rental truck for any Parkour practitioners who are interested in trying out Inline Skating for their first time. From Daniel’s own words “I’m grateful to be considered to be a part of inspiring a new generation to share in the memories of my experiences of Inline Skating and how it has benefited my life, both socially and physically”.

Action Cinematography, Sports Camera Operating

Because of Daniel’s passion for Action Cinematography, Stunt Camera Crew are also beginning to see more and more Indie Pro Filmmakers taking up Inline Skating to improve their production value. Who knows where this could lead?
 
For a more in-depth background into Daniel’s journey into Inline Skating, head over to Rollerblade’s blog to read more.

Paul Maunder

Having worked as a sound engineer for over 22 years, Paul has a wealth of experience in all areas of audio post-production. Whether it’s sound design, dialogue editing, noise reduction or mixing, he recognises the importance of audio to any production and works on the principle that sound is 50% of the experience.


Paul has an exceptional technical background, having worked on thousands of productions from TV shows to corporate videos for major organisations, and theatrical feature releases.

He is one of only a handful of people in Europe to be certified as an Avid Expert instructor for Pro Tools, the industry standard audio post-production software.


He also runs the Sound for Film, Games & TV course at the renowned Spirit Studios in Manchester and teaches modules on some of their degree courses. Whether it’s a straight forward stereo production or a full surround sound mix for a huge feature, Paul has an in-depth knowledge of technical standards, including loudness specifications for film, broadcast and streaming platforms.

When Paul isn’t doing something sound related, he is usually doing parkour, something which he’s been practicing on a weekly basis since 2005.


The connection to Paul with Stunt Camera Crew began many years ago in the Parkour community and his extensive experience with Parkour gives him a unique advantage in movement sound design.

Wanting to make your Parkour action scene come to life? There isn’t anyone better qualified to bring on board.

Adam Brashaw

With over 10 years of professional experience working on major Hollywood films, Adam has been used for his flair for creativity and talent in filmmaking as an Action Designer and Fight Coordinator in multi-million dollar productions.

Additionally Adam has stunt doubled actors such Ryan Reynolds on 6 Underground and Hitman’s Bodyguard, Michael Fassbender on Assassin’s Creed, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye on Avengers – Age of Ultron to name a few.

Adam’s IMDB

Action Showreel

Kie Willis

With an extensive and successful history in front of the camera as a professional Parkour athlete, Kie has developed an understanding and appreciation for cinematography and photography publishing many award winning short Cinematics including winning the NYCDFF award for Best Film in the Extreme Sports category.

Having over 6 years experience as a drone pilot, 100’s of hours of training, and developing the Hyper Cine aircraft, Kie is one of the most talented and competent pilots in the UK.

Parkour Showreel

Drone Showreel

Claudiu Voicu

Having grown up with the best of British Freerunning talent, Claudiu found himself moving away from his web-design roots to film, edit and photograph the newly discovered extreme sport at a time when its popularity was increasing daily.


Claudiu’s history with Freerunning started in 2003 following a feature on Channel 4’s Transworld Sports series. Soon after, he  joined the Urban Freeflow Forums – the World’s first English-speaking Parkour  community – when there were less than 10 people involved. The next decade consisted of travelling the world documenting the immense rise in Parkour and Freerunning as part of the most commercially successful Parkour and Freerunning Company to date.


His first self-produced and directed Freerunning production, Storm Freerun – Volume 1, became a viral hit and has since been licensed by the likes of Audi and Red Bull. This led to him directing several action sports-related content for the likes of Nokia & Nike, as well being the only Freerunning based video Director featured in Channel 4′s urban sports documentary Concrete Circus.


Claudiu now works as a freelance Director, Producer, Camera Operator, Editor and Photographer. He is also one of very few people who can say they’ve operated a MoVi and Steadicam rig while on inline and ice skates.

Alec Taylor

Alec Taylor is a UK based Camera Assistant/Filmmaker. Always having a passion for the moving image and cameras started his career in the feature film industry working as a Camera Assistant.

Having had the opportunity to work on some of the biggest budget Hollywood films of the past 5 years he gained experience being on sets alongside the biggest Filmmakers of this generation.

Now alongside working on feature films, he takes prides working with Stunt Camera Crew.

Head over to Alec’s IMDb to find out more about the productions he has worked on. 

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8796532/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

https://www.alectaylor.co.uk/

Will Sutton

Sport Background:

 

Will began as a Free Runner in 2005, now with 15 years of experience of being an athlete. Will has worked as an athlete/stuntman in things such as feature film Mary Poppins Returns, working with director Jason Statham, Performing in front of hundreds of thousands in many live performances, Motion Capture for Call of Duty. This gave Will the experience of being in front and behind the camera. Will has also competed in the worlds biggest Free Running competition Red Bull Art of Motion placing in the finals many times.

 

Filmmaking Background:

 

Since day 1 of Free Running Will has always filmed his own Youtube videos of training, which soon developed into working in big productions behind the camera. Will has worked in Short Films, Commercials, Music Video, Corporate and of course Sport Films. With over 12 years of professional experience behind the camera, Will has worked with brands such as Barbour International, Discovery Channel, Omega, Chanel, Skoda, Tag Heuer, & Netflix.

Will is originally from the Isle of Man but now is based in Brighton UK, working regularly in London.

 

Instagram

IMDB

 

Will’s Color Grading Channels

https://www.bouncecolor.com/

https://www.innergrade.com/

https://teckers.co/

Daniel Ilabaca

Growing up as a figure skater on the ice rink transitioning into Parkour with over 20 years experience, Daniel has worked in front of the camera for more than 10 years.

 

Traveling and teaching all over to world he found himself in some interesting situations. From racing an olympic show jumper for german television to racing against Tog Gear co-star James May through the streets of Liverpool, Daniel has found himself working along side such Directors like Jon Favreau and DOP Matthew Libatique.

 

Through his 9 year career as a stunt performer in Hollywood and Bollywood Films, Daniel later began choreographing movement on set which later led him to Stunt Co-ordinating commercials which involved Parkour/speed running/chase scenes multiple action sequences.

 

With his understanding of movement and where to place the camera for the best angles Daniel more recent as taken on the role of DOP shooting the action itself and working closely with the athlete/actors to achieve the impossible. He finds his background on the Ice rink and rollerblades very useful to capture the high energy moments whilst operating a Red Monstro with Movi Rig in hand.

Experience

MTV Ultimate Parkour Challenge TV Series 1-6 1st Place Winner

RMP 5Gum Commercial – Director Jon Favreau

Star Wars – Han Solo / Stunt double

Singularity – Stunt Double – Starring Josh Harnett

Stunt Co-ordinator – Target Colour Changes Everything

Tog Gear – Parkour Vs Car

Sky Sports – Commercial Lead Actor

Sky Mobile – Commercial Lead Actor

National Geographic – FightScience Stunt Performer

Drone – Stunt Double

28 weeks Later – Featured Infected Zobie

Singh Is Kig – Stunt Double: Akshay Kumar

Unglaublich German TV Showjumping Race

BSkyB – Stunts/Choreographer

Mercedes Commercial – Stunt/Actor

Chemical Brothers Music Video – Midnight Madness: Lead Actor