Skateboarding

Skateboard Time Collapse.

Heres a bend your noodle little video to start your week off right. This was shot on a Nokia Lumia 930 by Cy Kuckenbaker, and features skateboarder Cory Juneau. This is a total of takes that have been composited together to create a seven scene video. The timelapse footage features no CG work and is absolutely mesmerizing. This is all part of a promotional channel for Microsoft to show off the capabilities of the camera in the smartphone and frankly I think it’s a winner.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/101557016″>Skateboarding Time Collapse: Shot with the Lumia 930</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/windowsphone”>Microsoft</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Ray Barbee, from Let Us Roam.

Let Us Roam is an ongoing short film series supported by Leica Camera. Recently in conjunction with Helio Collective they have released the first in a series of  short films featuring stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. The first film focuses on legendary professional skateboarder Ray Barbee. Ray’s short film illustrates his passion for creativity and the importance of passing those values on to his children. Executed with a high production value, and rich storytelling experience, the film below takes you on a wonderful journey as Barbee explains how skateboarding has led him to where he is today.

Production Agency: Helio Collective
Director / Cinematographer: Chris Murphy
Producer: Zach Johaneson
Line Producer: Chad Dawson
Editor: Sam Hedlund
Assistant Editor: Katie Roberts
Colorist: Jim Menkol
Sound Engineer: Jeremiah Slovarp
Additional Cinematography: Adam Kirschhoffer / Greg Hunt / Sam Hedlund
Camera Assistants: Nick Weber
Music: Ray Barbee and the Mattson 2 “Yeppers”

“Unbound” Arbor Skateboards + James Kelly + RED.

When you take a RED camera and film one of the best downhill skateboard racers in the world free riding, the results can be pretty amazing. The film below from Arbor Collective features James Kelly simply having fun, going fast, flying downhill.

While this film has a great look to it with a desaturated color pallet, and interspersed slow motion shots, one thing that really makes it is the sense of speed. The way this is filmed, you get a sense of just how fast he is going. You see the wobbles, fumbles, and near spills. All of this helps build the sensation of movement and speed, while capturing the grace and athleticism of this sport. Great little short film with a soundtrack from the movie Django Unchained for bonus points.

DTWO Long Boards from Slovenia.

Slovenia isn’t the first place that comes to mind when the word “Skateboard” is mentioned. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a skateboard scene there, it just isn’t at the top of my list of skateboard havens. Now, with that said, check out this line os long boards from Slovenian maker DTWO.

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These longboards are beautifully crafted from Slovenian Beech wood that grows on the sunny side of the alps. The boards feature progressive shapes inspired by surfboards with each board having a specific style of ride. The boards are carefully crafted with second dimension in mind and inspired by the beautiful Slovenian country side, deep valleys, urban madness and low lying coastal trails.

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60 Minutes of Skateboarding in 60 Seconds.

Here is a fun little video for a cold spring Friday afternoon. The concept is pretty simple. Lets compress 60 minutes into 60 seconds to reveal exactly how long it took to get that “One Shot” for Humbug magazine. The short features some really nice editing, and clean well designed titles.

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The Berrics and Quiksilver teamed up with director Colin Kennedy and a fairly good sized crew to produce a short film shot on the streets of LA as Austyn Gillette skateboards his way through them. Shot on a Sony PMW-F3 with a Cooke 18-100mm T3 Lens the film features some really solid editing and camera work.The film has a really nice feeling to it, that captures the neighborhoods of LA and some amazing street skating by Gillette. Take 5 minutes and give it a view.

Production Company | The Berrics
Director | Colin Kennedy
Director of Photography | Marc Ritzema
Skateboarder | Austyn Gillette
Agency | The Berrics
Editor | Colin Kennedy
Producer | Colin Kennedy
Music | We Barbarians “Chambray”
Sound Mix | Michelle Garuik for Grind Music + Sound Inc.
Colorist | Michael Mintz for Margarita Mix Hollywood
Titles | Matt Rodriguez
Best Boy | Grant Yansura
Production Assistants | Tom Gammage, Prince Gilchrist, Hayden Smith

Loyal Dean Longboards. Hand Crafted Wooden Beauty.

A life time ago I was an avid skateboarder. I spent hours at the skate park and on the streets honing my skills on a variety of 4 wheeled planks. Back in the 80’s the trend was for shorter wider boards designed to be ridden in pools and half pipes. The long boards of the 60’s had given way to a new style of riding. Longboarding is making a serious comeback though, and if you are going to take it up, you might as well do it in style.

Loyal Dean makes hand crafted longboards from recycled Oak, Maple, Cherry, Mahogany, Bubinga and Teak. The design team has over 25 years of experience and it shows. The boards echo the look of old school surf boards and the longboards of yesteryear. The line consists of four decks that range in price from $360.00 to $400.00. A price that seems pretty fair for a hand crafted original from California.