Christian Rigal teamed up with Calvin Kosovich for the absolutely splendid video you see above, Ain’t No Love. Shot for Kink BMX in LA, it’s a great little film that really gives you a sense of the place thanks to its dialled filming, editing and audio.
We were quite taken with it, so we asked Christian a few questions about how he made it happen…
– Christian, how did this ‘Ain’t No Love’ project come about?
“I’ve always wanted to shoot some kind of video in LA, but living in San Diego makes that a bit of a mission. I had already been driving back and fourth picking up some gear for a few projects so I hit up Calvin about this idea and he was stoked!
“LA is non stop, and it’s hard to put it all into perspective until you’ve actually ridden around and tried to film there.”
I didn’t have time to scout the city for spots, and really wasn’t familiar with it at all, which made it a lot harder and more time consuming. This started as a one day project and ended up being four, haha.”
– What were you trying to capture in this video?
“LA is non stop, and it’s hard to put it all into perspective until you’ve actually ridden around and tried to film there. All the odds are literally stacked against you, and we weren’t even after bangers, we just wanted to shoot some fun stuff, haha. My goal with this video was to really capture the vibe and feel of the city, I wanted people to feel like they were right there with us.”
– This feels more like a short film than a regular BMX edit… Was that how you wanted it to feel?
“Yeah my goal was to try an create something different with this one, it wasn’t about the tricks, the tricks were complimentary really. I just wanted to take the viewers for a ride through the city that truly captures all the madness you encounter each day. Hopefully it motivates you to get out an cruise around too, that’s what it’s all about!”