Skateboard King Joey Brezinski Captures His Sport with an iPhone

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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Joey Brezinski who created the Red Bull Manny Mania contest in 2007 is the king of manual skateboarding which is balancing on either the front or the back two wheels plus variations of sliding grinding or flipping in or out. Since then the yearly event has gone international. He recently decided to capture his sport using only his iPhone. “Not too long ago I decided that I wanted to make a skating montage using only my iPhone ” Brezinski says. “When I found the Schneider iPro lenses I knew they would add that extra excitement to shots of my friends and fellow skateboard enthusiasts. “Recently I took my iPhone and iPro lenses for a ride in my Venice neighborhood ” Brezinski says. “I followed my friends capturing their moments while getting tricks sequences and action shots. Even some images of my pug Pizza who is on Instagram @pizzathepug. And we got some new product shots for boards and shoes that I’m about to release. It was all stuff I would never be able to do without the iPro lenses.” The iPro lenses enhance the iPhone Brezinski already has. Each lens easily bayonet mounts on and off and lets him capture more in every shot. The pocket-sized lens case securely protects Brezinski’s lenses as he rides his board over a variety of risky moves. The case which doubles as a tripod mount also makes a comfortable handle so Brezinski has a firm grip on his camera as he takes the iPro System through the ride. Some of the first footage Brezinski shot with the iPro lens system was done in France as part of the tour and can be seen on the Red Bull USA website. Recent footage is on Instagram and through the Facebook and twitter pages of sponsors like Cliche Autobahn Diamond Andale Bearings Val Surf Red Bull Skatepark of Tampa Party Team Independent Seige Audio So Rad Clothing Tensor and Puma. “The iPro 2X Tele allows me to get in close to the boards the action the excitement of skateboarding. The Wide Angle helps get much more into the frame and the Fisheye adds an extra wild dimension to a trick or sequence ” he says. “I really like how the iPro Lens System is a phone case and I never have to take the lens off. It’s always ready to go when I need it. Plus the glass is so good – it enhances my photos to their best potential.