|OVERVIEW Esoteric DVD|
In this day and age (and luckily for wakeskating), a byproduct that followed the increased accessibility of digital cameras and editing programs was a crop of wakeskaters that extended their involvement by taking responsibility for the documentation and presentation of their art form through filming and editing projects. In many cases, the riders have become the filmers and editors, slowly cultivating their talent and perfecting their art to a point where they can release a professional project that represents their tastes and ideals. In fact, wakeskating has benefitted from the vision of many riders turned videographers in a significant way, as the majority of wakeskating's "sport specific" videos have been created from the minds and cameras of the riders themselves. (Go on now, count your videos!) Most recently, David Hanson and Keith Lant of Scene One productions have put their talent and ideas into motion. Over a year in the making, Esoteric is their first full-length wakeskating release, or just their first full-length release whereby one must make an exchange of one's currency for this tangible good that is mass produced and designed for endless hours enjoyment.
The premise behind Esoteric was to hand select a group of riders (some of whom are established, while others possess a talent that isn't as widely known--yet), and allow them a time to shine in a professional fashion. The beauty of it is not only are many of the riders getting their first shot at a full-length part, but the style of filming is such that all facets of wakeskating will be put on display, demonstrating the synergy with which each form will compliment the next, resulting in the progression of the art as a whole.