Spike Jonze, Ty Evans
| 8.4/10 |
Spike Jonze, Rick Howard, Megan Balti
Keenan Milton (Keenan Milton), Brandon Biebel (Brandon Biebel), Brian Anderson (Brian Anderson), Marc Johnson (Marc Johnson), Chico Brenes (Chico Brenes), Jesus Fernandez (Jesus Fernandez)
Blind - X2 Vision, Shake Junt - Skate Tank, Blind - Damn..., Skatemafia - Sweetmafia Stee, Blind - This Is Not A Test, Enjoi - Oververt
Yeah Right! Wikipedia
Yeah Right! is a 2003 skateboarding video by Girl Skateboards (featuring Chocolate Skateboards), directed by Ty Evans and Spike Jonze. Yeah Right! is notable for its soundtrack, length, and the extensive use of never-before-seen (in a skateboarding video) special effects.
A short prologue pays tribute to skater Keenan Milton, who died in 2001. Milton was part of Chocolate Skateboards team, a subset of Girl Skateboards.
The introduction credits for the video feature a unique series of shots in ultra-slow motion, filmed with Jonze's personal camera that is capable of shooting 100 frames per second. The camera is low to the ground and very close to the skateboarder as various flip tricks are completed.
Although Yeah Right features mainly skateboarding, there are many special effects used. There are several different scenes in between skaters' parts which make use of green screen technology like the "invisible skateboards" bit and other camera effects such as the "magic board" and the "Skatetrix" bits.
A cameo is made by Owen Wilson. He is in a parking lot with Rick Howard, Eric Koston and Mike Carroll preparing to perform a trick on a handrail. By framing the camera very carefully, it appears that Wilson attempts the extremely difficult trick (a backside bluntslide). However, while the camera was facing the opposite direction for a moment, Wilson had slipped out of the frame and is replaced by Eric Koston who is wearing a wig and matching clothes. Koston performs the trick down the staircase and Wilson reappears in the shot after Koston lands to make it look like he completed the trick.
Yeah Right! features the Girl Skateboards team, along with Chocolate Skateboards.
(in order of appearance)Keenan Milton - memorial section before the intro of the film (Milton rode for Chocolate till death).
Marc Johnson - Chocolate section
Chico Brenes - Chocolate montage
Jesus Fernandez - Chocolate montage
Daniel Castillo - Chocolate montage
Chris Roberts - Chocolate montage
Ricardo Carvalho - Chocolate montage
Scott Johnston - Chocolate montage
Richard Mulder - Chocolate montage
Kenny Anderson - Chocolate montage
Mike York - Chocolate section
Justin Eldridge - Chocolate section
Gino Iannuci - Chocolate section
Guy Mariano - Girl "Veterans" montage
Rudy Johnson - Girl "Veterans" montage
Tony Ferguson - Girl "Veterans" montage
Jeron Wilson - Girl "Veterans" montage
Rick Howard - Girl "Veterans" montage
Yeah Right! Rotten TomatoesYeah Right! IMDb Yeah Right! themoviedb.org