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A Visual Sound | Live In Concert | InnoSkate 2022

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...

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Jason Lee on The Nine Club

Jason Lee discusses growing up in Southern California, first learning 360 flips in his backyard, meeting Mark Gonzales for the first time, skating Christian Hosoi’s backyard vert ramp, getting on Blind Skateboards, filming for “Video Days”, starting Blue Skateboards with Chris Pastras, why they ended Blue and started Stereo Skateboards, skating with Julien Stranger in San Francisco, how quickly skating was progressing in the early 90’s, why he “retired” from skating and started acting, shooting his first movie, doing voice over work for video games and being in Skate 3 as Coach Frank, getting the lead role in the TV show “My Name Is Earl”, taking up photography, his photography books and much more!

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2022 marks Stereo’s 30th Anniversary!

Unbelievable. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years! We’re thankful for every customer, everyone who’s skated our boards, every collaborator, everyone who’s laughed at our jokes, everyone who hasn’t, every brand, every demo, every team rider, every videographer, every photographer, every graphic artist, every shipper, every vendor, every skateshop, every distributor, every salesperson, every session, every story and the list goes on and on...

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Chrome Ball Interview #133: Jason Lee

Conducted July, 2019.  So talk to me about growing up in Huntington Beach as a skateboarder. I feel like the beginning of all this is probably the easiest place to start. Well, my brother, James, and I got plastic department store skateboards in 1977. We tooled around on those for a bit. But at that age, whenever you get a plastic skateboard, you don’t really consider yourself as much a “skateboarder” as you do a kid with a cool new toy to roll around on. Because we were also into BMX racing and riding dirtbikes, too. A pretty typical Southern California upbringing in the 70’s. I ended getting another store-bought skateboard a little later on, a Variflex. It had the...

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Stereo Skateboards: A Visual Sound (1994) - Full video in HD on YouTube

"'93/'94 was probably my best period for skateboarding, where I felt the most confident and in control. such a fun, electric time. and so pivotal for me creatively - it was ultimately the co-directing of this stereo skateboards video - 'a visual sound' - that would open up the photography door for me. those early s.f. stereo days were huge for so many of us, and our team was amazing. and to have had guys like tobin yelland and gabe morford there to document it all was incredible. big thanks to chris pastras for your brain, and to deluxe sf and jeff klindt (RIP) for making it all possible. " - Jason Lee "The making of "A Visual Sound" in...

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Tobin Yelland Photo Series

"Being photographed by Tobin, you knew it was going to be good, and different. His was always a positive and encouraging and creative energy. An artist from day 1." - Jason Lee"I've always loved shooting photos with Tobin Yelland. He'll quietly blend into a session, skate with you a bit to break the ice, offer you just the right amount of encouragement, and then capture the most magical photos/moments without you barely noticing. His shots are always timed perfectly, and they all have a raw quality to them that is uniquely Tobin." - Chris Pastras Jason's image graced the cover of Transworld Skateboarding in 1994, and the photo of Chris Pastras is a Union Square, S.F. night photo from 1996. Visit TobinYelland.com to...

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Stereo / Film Photographic Jason Lee photo boards

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW A COMMUNITY FOR FILM FilmPhotographic.com Film Photographic was created by Stereo co-owner, actor, skateboarder & photographer Jason Lee to connect people with a passion for film photography via Instagram @filmphotographic. USE #FILMPHOTOGRAPHIC ON YOUR FILM PHOTOS to help grow the FP communityFP Shirts and Pins available on www.FilmPhotographic.com

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Lee, Pastras, Peterson & Saiz Art Event

Great video recap of the group art show at The Social List & Port. Thanks primewood.la, The Quiet Life & Pizza Port Brewing Co. Special thanks goes out to Steve Saiz for putting it all together, and Thanks LBC! Jason Lee, Chris Pastras, Clint Peterson & Steve Saiz art event - at The Social List / Port in Long Beach, California. June 29th 2016   Painting by Steve SaizArt by Steve Saiz Clint PetersonArt by Clint PetersonPainting by Steve SaizPainting by Steve Saiz Mister Rogers by Clint PetersonClint PetersonClint PetersonChris PastrasPainting by Steve SaizJack Nicholson by Clint PetersonFilm Photography by Jason LeeJason Lee - Stereo Co-Owner and Co-Founder Steve SaizChris "Dune" Pastras - Stereo Co-Owner and Co-Founder"this place is fucked..." by Chris Pastras Photos...

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Adventures In Stereo: Atlanta

Stereo Sound Agency Presents: Adventures in Stereo: Atlanta Stereo Skateboards co-founders and owners Jason Lee & Chris Pastras take a trip to Atlanta, Georgia for an Adventure in Stereo. "Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life..." For myself, that's been skateboarding and the culture that surrounds it. I often don't notice I haven't taken a day away from my computer or off my board in 2-3 weeks, sometimes more. For me, "working for the weekend" doesn't exist. This is it, this is me, and I love it. The MailChimp crew rules, and Atlanta has so much soul and history... I was in awe and inspired just rolling through the streets. Special thanks to Calvin...

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