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Ryan Barlow in Spirit Quest

Colin Read presents us with yet another superb section from the Spirit Quest video, hit the play button and enjoy the spring loaded pop of Ryan Barlow. Keep an eye out for the kickflip at 1:35!

You can catch more Ryan footage in the recent Magenta Skateboards clip, Mare Nostrum.

A reminder also to check our interview with Cosmé, the man who illustrated the animal themed transitions you see throughout Spirit Quest,  check out an extract below or read the full interview.

What’s the process like for this kind of project? Did Colin have very clear ideas of what he wanted before you started?

Colin knew exactly what he wanted and how he wanted it from the very beginning. He first sent me a Zach Lyons clip and explained me his idea for the transition. This one was actually the longest one. I struggled for a bit with the animation because I had the feeling that I was only ruining the footage.

After a little back and forth I found something that I thought could work. Colin liked it and we went forward with the whole thing. At first it was really mellow, just the chameleon intro, then Matt Town and then Jimmy Lannon. And then it got hectic, the amount of footage became overwhelming! That’s when I felt that the style of the animations was getting nicer and my hand was loosening up so I went back to the first Zach Lyons’ one and repeated it again.

Were you involved in developing the whole Spirit Animal theme or was that Colin’s idea?

No, it was Colin’s idea. The narrative transitions were completely thought out when I got them. I worked with rough edits of the parts but the transitions were already done. And I believe that all the animal analogies were decided way sooner.”

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