Skateboarding

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.

Quik

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.

Skateboard + Spray Paint + Swimming Pool = Awesome!

back in the day, when I was younger and didn’t care if I broke my arm (note that I now have a mortgage, and broken arm + designer = not working) I was a pretty hardcore skater. I spent countless hours at the skatepark, on ramps, in abandoned swimming pools, and carving the asphalt around my neighborhood. This is the kind of thing that makes me wish I had kept up with it.

Not only is this a fun as hell video, some of the shots in it are pretty amazing, and the end result is some killer abstract graffiti.