I always wanted a jetpack, they actually sell them in Mexico for $100,000 and I had this whole plan, where I would get a loan from the bank for a house but really I would buy a jetpack, then pay off the loan buy renting myself out for like birthday party’s. Imagine your in the 3rd grade in the backyard of Timmy’s house for his bday and over the top of the house comes some dude flying with a jetpack in a space suit, lands and gives Timmy back some outer space shit and says “yo thanks saving our planet homie, you forgot this in the spaceship though” then flys away, I think every fucking kid without a doubt will think Timmy went to space, and Parents would pay good money for that. Until then I figured I could at least edit vids to look like I had one.
I came up with the idea one day and the test was good enough to keep for Episode One. I took two pairs of pants, one I cut the ass out of so I could step in them then out the ass so the legs would be sticking out the front, stuffed with shirts for some sort of shape, tied shoes to the ends, used a strip of tape I ran under the knees of them so I could hold them up in a sitting position. The other pair of pants id wear needed to be “green screened” so I needed a color that wasn’t seen in the shot, the only choice that wouldn’t fuck with anything was hot pink, so I got duct tape in that color and did up the outside of those jeans, and put a cardboard box over a backpack for the “bootleg jetpack”
So the plan was, skate across the screen facing forward on the board with feet together, crop the bottom of the video so you don’t see my shoes or board, then in final cut “Chroma Key” out the hot pink, then put stock footage of fire behind it. I decided to go right at sun up at this park so there would be no one getting in the shot, but started to rain when I got there.
So I took all my shit and found a dry area in the trees and just waited it out. After half an hour I figured when this rain slows down I might just get only a quick shot at filming it so I might as well put all the shit on so i’m ready the first chance it stops. As you seen in the test shot above, I got 4 legs: 2 in the air, 2 hot pink with a cardboard backpack riding a skateboard. The tree i’m hiding under leaves aren’t helping anymore so I gotta find a new spot, I see an area across the park deep in some other trees. I didn’t want my camera wet so I said “ima just get on my board and skate across this basketball court as fast as I can threw the rain so when I hit the grass hill at the end I bet ill make it into those trees quicker”.
I hit the grass hill and go barreling into this tree patch at the bottom and stop at the feet of two teenagers that were skipping school that day to fuck in the park. The shock on their faces as they’re interrupted by a dude with 4 legs and a cardboard backpack that just skated into their hidden fuck spot was priceless. The Girl ran faster then rednecks when they hear Skoal has a new flavor at Walmart. She had a dress which gives them the easy ejection if they have to run from a fuck, but the dude was flailing on the ground looking up at me trying to gather all his shit with a mixed face between pissed he wont lose his virginity/scared he was caught/mind blown at my gear. I just stood there with a straight face and didn’t say a word and its funny to me to think about, because he will never understand what happened that day for the rest of his life. How can you even explain that to a friend? “aight I was like smashin this chick in the park right, it was like 8am no one there we were deep in the trees then BOOM! This muthafucka busts in…..with 4 legs…two were like levitating…two were like super shining hot pink or something, and a large cardboard box like a turtle shell…..on a skateboard” It makes me think maybe all those story’s I hear from crackheads at bus stops are true and just taken wayyy outta context.