Join Stereo founders and film-makers, Jason Lee and Chris Pastras, in a screening and discussion of “A Visual Sound” with live orchestration provided by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. (Starts about 21 minutes into this video.)
“A Visual Sound” (1994) is one of the first introductions of experimental art, film, and music in skateboard videos. The video is written, produced and directed by Stereo founders Jason Lee and Chris Pastras. Throughout the video, abstract and eclectic still frames are intermingled with color and black and white footage of skating. The soundtrack is a pure jazz lineup from Ululation and Tommy Guerrero. Going against the grain with the use of 8mm film, black and white still photography and avant-garde music, the film is now revered as a classic within the skateboard community.