Category Archives: Making Of


Zeal & Ardor – UK Tour

10th December 2018

I‘m truly grateful for all the unique opportunities the work I love to do offers me. Last week I’ve been on tour with Zeal and Ardor to film their United Kingdom tour. Not only are these guys top-notch musicians but also very rad people that I had an absolute blast hanging with. That applies to the whole road crew!

They are still on the road so if you get the chance to see them live don‘t miss out. They‘re nothing short of amazing.

(Here some random film stills. Straight outta camera, v-log, no touch-ups).

Long Time No See.

21st June 2018

It’s been a while since I posted something on here. The reason beeing that I’m drowning in (awesome) work at the moment.

Just filmed some artsy material for Art Basel with my good pal Alain, finishing the Art and Wheels edit (drops very soon), organizing some stuff for this weekend and a lot of other small things here and there. (Good thing I’m not too much into soccer… haven’t seen one game of the world cup yet)

I’m just about to leave the house for a new mission for Doodah and I couldn’t be more hyped. It’s always a real pleasure and privilege to get creative with the good homies and spend some quality time skateboarding.

Above’s a picture from last year’s trip in the swiss alps. Filming the boys (and a broom..) in a giant ditch where they get rid of all the gathered snow from the streets in the wintertime… who knew something like that even existed?!

Wanna know more about that ditch and what went down there? Check it here!

New stuff in the making

5th February 2018

There‘s something cooking (or is it melting?).
However I‘m really stoked and honored to be involved. My younger self would probably explode with excitement. Heck, my current self is exploding!

More soon.

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Filming for First Love

4th February 2018

Four years ago today.

We filmed through two whole nights and it was beyond freezing. But still, we had a great time and the boys were killing it.

The 6 minute short turned out to be truly a matter of the heart. It was shown on lots of different festivals and even got lucky enough to win a price here and there. I‘m planning on uploading it in the (very) near future. Pinky promise.

Till then have another look at the trailer.

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Doodah Shooting

20th June 2017

We’ve spent an amazing weekend in the swiss alps to shoot a little something something for doodah. Visual treat dropping soon…

We've spent an amazing weekend in the swiss alps to shoot a little something something for doodah. Visual treat dropping soon…#skateboarding

Posted by Taro – visual wizardry on Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017

Art Basel

14th June 2017

Filming for Art Basel.

Heart and Tradition

13th March 2017

Filming for the boys of Heart and Tradition. Captured some great motorcycle fun! Stay tuned.

Filming the white knight on his blue horse. Thanks for the lift Holger Salach! #makingof #sportster

Posted by Taro – visual wizardry on Montag, 13. März 2017

Happy 2017!

1st January 2017

May all your bikes fire first kick!
Here’s Tilo Hedge Hog roaring off the Art and Wheels Basel show on his 75′ shovel – taking home the “Best of Show” award 2015.

See the full clip on Vimeo.

Happy 2017 everybody!May all your bikes fire first kick!Here's Tilo Hedge Hog roaring off the Art and Wheels Basel show on his 75' shovel – taking home the "Best of Show" award 2015.#artandwheelsbasel #shovelhead #filmmaking

Posted by Taro – visual wizardry on Montag, 2. Januar 2017

Making Of BKB Visions

21st December 2016

Moritz showing off his fancy black brandless shoes during a shoot for work some moons ago. (Converse: if you’d like to send him a free pair as a ‘thank you’ just let me know…)
See the final result here.
Thanks again for the (air)time Moritz!

Moritz showing off his fancy black brandless shoes during a shoot for work some moons ago. (CONVERSE: if you'd like to send him a free pair as a 'thank you' just let me know…) See the final result here: https://vimeo.com/154043700Thanks again for the (air)time Moritz!#skateboarding #filmmaking

Posted by Taro – visual wizardry on Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2016

Deaf’n’Dumb – Behind the Scenes

18th November 2016

Here’s another small glimpse behind the scenes of the making of Deaf’n’Dumb‘s new videoclip.

Preparing for Olympia 2020

14th November 2016

There’s a new Deaf’n’Dumb Videoclip in the making. One of the most exhausting shoots i’ve ever had. But it was worth it… I now am prepared for the marathon at the olympic games 2020.

Deaf'n'Dumb Videoclip – Making-Of

Get a freefly system they said. It will be fun they said. #runningmarathons

Posted by Taro – visual wizardry on Sonntag, 13. November 2016

Biozentrum Basel

8th August 2016

We visited the construction site of the brand new Biozentrum in Basel to document the topping out ceremony. Here’s a glimpse of our view that day.

Remember: Always wear your safety gear when operating a flying vehicle.

Posted by Taro – visual wizardry on Samstag, 6. August 2016

Women’s Moto Exhibit in Switzerland

19th July 2016

Filmed with the ladies of the Women’s Moto Exhibit during the weekend. Be sure to check their page to see where they’re heading and meet up with ’em. Good times guaranteed!

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New Clip on its Way

23rd June 2016

The Art and Wheels 2016 aftermovie is on its way. Stay tuned.

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Silver Surfer

20th June 2016

We’re working on something quite special at Fasnacht & Partner. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes… more soon!

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Art and Wheels 2016

30th May 2016

Work can be pretty decent sometimes.
What’s better than to be strapped on a big ass harley ridden across the countryside of switzerland accompanied by dozens of bikes on a beautiful sunday? Not much really. Once again thanks for the lift Marcos!

The Art and Wheels Aftermovie 2016 is in the making.. stay tuned.

Photo by the very talented Anna. Thanks!

… and cut!

4th February 2014

It’s done! We completed the shoot for my second degree bachelor film. After several slams, countless tries and a nearly broken foot we recorded pretty much all that was planned. Thanks to the boys who gave their everything and the whole crew that supported me!

It was truly a blast… even though we were freezing our asses of!

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Now I’m gonna lock myself into the editing room, scan the whole footage and make a selection. I’m really excited to get all the different parts together in the editing… let’s hope for the best!

Making of ‘Ten Years Safari – a place to skate’

21st October 2013

The established skate- and design label ‘Safari’ made a movie as a present for their 10 year anniversary. For this we took care of implenting the intro. The shoot took place in a hidden shack which contained a miniramp, somewhere in the swiss mountains. Inside the shack we arranged a small living room which can be seen towards the end of the intro.

Thanks a lot to Patrick Pytell and the boys of the “Screamcat Ramp” for letting us shoot at this awesome location.

Shooting Day – XXX Tattoo

6th May 2013

For our next project at the university we documented the work of the very talented tattoo artist Lukas Speich at the XXX Tattoo Studio in Lucerne. With the help of animated typography we try to show (and to a certain degree explain) the work of a tattoo artist and the process of tattoing.