Reel Raw is a collection of video footage taken while filming for various snowboard movies. The footage is edited very simply with no music and is meant to highlight a more behind the scenes look at professional snowboard film making. All edits by JP Walker.¨
John Paul Walker, or JP (born October 16, 1976), nicknamed “the don”, is a professional snowboarder from Salt Lake City, Utah. In the late 1990s he was instrumental in reviving the jib movement.
Walker has been recognized with various awards including Snowboarder magazine’s Rider of the Year six times (more than any other rider in history),European magazine Onboard’s Jibber of All Time, and his peers voted him for multiple awards in Transworld Snowboarding magazine’s Rider’s Poll.
Over the course of his career, Walker has also produced 17 video parts in many of snowboarding’s highest grossing films. In 2009 he filmed a 100% switch part (riding the opposite way that he naturally does) for This Video Sucks. Yet another accomplishment nobody before him had achieved. Most recently Walker filmed a segment in the movie Good Look from the production company People.
JP has also graced the pages of magazines from around the globe. His exposure includes both mainstream publications like, Men’s Fitness and Complex and action sports magazines like Snowboarder and Transworld Surf. JP actually guest edited the February 2010 issue of Snowboarder alongside long-time friend and pro rider, Jeremy Jones.
JP’s ultimate goal is to continue to push the progression of snowboarding to unexpected heights, primarily through his passion and dedication to the sport