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Russell Houghton Wins the ISFF+GoPro Filmmaker Challenge


The 2013 International Skateboard Film Festival descended upon The Berrics this holiday season to showcase skateboarding filmmakers in the first-ever ISFF+GoPro Filmmakers Challenge.
The ISFF committee selected a panel of 11 filmmakers from around the world, including past ISFF winners and world-class skate videographers to compete in the Challenge. Participating filmmakers included Craig R. Stecyk III, James Holman, Russell Houghten, Philip Evans, Takahiro Morita, Sebastien Abes, Ryan Dearth, Josh Stewart, Elard Robles, Dan Wolfe, and Mark "Gonz" Gonzales. After an amazing evening of video premieres hosted by The Berrics, three filmmakers stood out amongst the rest.

American Russell Houghton took top honors, and pocketed a cool $3000 for his efforts. Japan's Takahiro Morita took home second, followed by another American, Dan Wolfe.

Check out the top three films from the ISFF+GoPro Challenge. 

1st Place: Russell Houghton 

2nd Place: Takahiro Morita

3rd Place: Dan Wolfe

Check out more about the International Skateboard Film Festival and the ISFF+GoPro Challenge at http://intlskateboardfilmfestival.com



Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

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"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

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