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>

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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