Name, age, occupation, location?
Mackinnon Walker, 20, Artist/Surfer/Photographer/Filmmaker/Burrito salesman. Currently in Europe, Based in Sydney/Byron.
In your opinion, can people learn to be creative or are they born that way?
I think that all people are born to be creative, but everyone expresses their creativity in different ways. The word creative is so very broad in that creativity can be shown in almost anything that people do.
When are you most inspired?
When I’m in the surf, there is so much time to think of new ideas and plans to make my art more impressive, bigger scale and new ways to present it. In the surf I’m pretty much always stoked and being happy is definitely when I feel I have my best ideas.
Today snowboarding changed forever, Ronan McHai from Norway cleared an 80 metre tabletop on a snowboard, smashing Carl Zermans previous world record set in 2035 by 15 metres. As we see the sport progress into the absolute insane we have only technology to thank. Without the new cohesive snowboard base coating, repelling any moisture (much like duck feathers) it would be impossible to reach the necessary speed for the jump & his all over exoskeleton would have saved his bone and ligament from certain destruction if he miscalculated even the tiniest element of the leap.#FutureFantasy
What is The Surf & Skate Festival all about, how did it all start?
The Surf & Skate Festival is all about the culture of surfing and skateboarding.
We want to express our idea of the surf culture and start to think about different aspects and how we can picture it and make it possible to touch, taste and most important feel and understand.
Do you think people who Surf and Skate are more creative? why?
The Sport is kind of expression, every move and every bodymovement is different from others, you need to have your own kind of style to get recognized. During this search for expression and presentation you become creative, also you need to be creative to spend as much time in the water and in the park and still be successful in life :)
What is the easiest & hardest thing about what you do?
What is your dream project?
How can people support what you are doing?
Nick Murphy and his epic zombie apocalypse skate film called Decapiskated took out first place in last years Skateboard Film Festival - which was entirely based on Public votes. We asked him a few questions on what he did to get zillions of votes on his clip and this is what he said;
Well first thing I did (as most people would have) was have myself and all my close friends post the video on Facebook. I made sure that all of my Facebook friends who I actually knew had voted. Then I emailed everyone in my extended family (I have 20 + cousins so I had a slight advantage there) and had all of them vote. This was about a month into the competition and I had steadily run out people to nag that I actually knew.To keep votes flowing I posted the video on at least half a dozen Australian Film forums and kindly asked that if they enjoyed the movie could they please vote etc. But the way I got the most votes was by holding a competition for people who voted. I held a competition for a free board (which I bought from Simply Skateboarding). The rules were quite simple, you vote, write down your name and account name on the yew.tv website and we choose the winner at random from a hat. Basically I hung around the shop for a good 4 days getting every customer to vote and to get their families to vote so they had a better chance at winning.