iPhone Skateboarding Bull Dog

Tillman the skateboarding bulldog from the iphone commercial.
All clips are from January 2007. Tillman was a little over a year old at the time and is a much better skateboarder now. Tillman does not belong to me, to find out more about Tillman visit A little history.

I Filmed the video using a just purchased Panasonic Lumix TZ1. I was bicycling through Venice Beach in California when I came upon the skateboarding dog. This was probably the onle time I used the Lumix wide screen movie mode. I suspect one of the reasons my video was selected, second only to the awesome Tillman, was not much user generated 16:9 content was available on youtube. Originally the first video had the soundtrack “Giving In” by linkin Park. Once the video was selected by Apple, it had to be removed from youtude because I had no rights to use the Linkin Park song.

As time aproached for debut of youtube on iphone youtube requested I reinstate the video without the soundtrack. Youtube wanted users to be able to view the skateboarding dog in the store when purchasing their iphone. Unfortunatley youtube gave me only had a few hours to re-edited video before the iphone release. The original background sound on most of the clips was ruined by hysterical laughter from a woman watching Tillman so I cut a pasted sound in from other parts of the video to cover the laughter.

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