These days pretty much every fleeting moment ever captured on video, DV tape or 16GB Sandisk memory card is available for all to see via the democratic visual medium of Youtube (or Vimeo, if you’re a bit snootier).
Whilst this is obviously a good thing, finding anything actually decent to watch can be a bit of a struggle.
So in an effort to separate the wheat from the digital chaff, here’s the first of what may or may not be a semi-regular feature, in which people explain a few visual gems they’re into.
Up first, Chicago-based wallride roaster and Challenger editor-in-chief Nick Ferreira…
Seeing as Big Bobby $kerbz has just finished his new masterpiece, now seemed like a sensible time to hassle him via e-mail for a cobbled together interview. Read on to find out Bob’s thoughts on big subjects such as America, the internet and dog food.
Photos courtesy of Bob. Interview by Sam.
Nearly a decade since Ratkid’s free jazz classic What Goes On was first encoded to DVD-R – here’s a sequel. Just over 3 minutes two-wheeled expression filmed in at least three continents, featuring motions from such names as King Hamilton, Bobby $kerbz and Chris Reyes.
In an age where even a two minute video gets a trailer, a teaser and a behind-the-scenes making-of documentary – the humble art of just throwing something onto vimeo when it’s done should not be forgotten.
In related news, the new Skapegoat video should be landing up at Central Library in the next week or so. Keep an ear to the tracks and an eye to the sky.
This interview was first published in a zine called Red Steps. It was conducted via trans-Atlantic e-mail back in October, 2015. Some things might have changed since then, but whilst I’m not sure if Steven still delivers cleaning products for a living, I’m pretty certain he’s still a snappy dresser who understands the key elements of freestyle.
Photos by Brenden Sullivan, Michael Rausch, Steven Hamilton, Debbie Hamilton, Scott Marceau and Ted Van Orman.
The long forgotten art of the skit is alive and well in Croatia.. here’s the new trailer for LL Leopold’s Huscija 21. Forecasts suggest copies of the full video should be landing on British tarmac in the next few weeks.
In unrelated news, that Jibtape video is available to view via high speed internet connection. Guest cameo from Tommy Gunn’s sports socks.
New trailer for the new Word video.
Looks like Leo has got a new phone. And there’s a new series of Car Share on iPlayer…
Seeing as some copies of that Antidote video have just landed up, now seemed like a timely time for a civilised chat with the tattooed mind of main-man James Cox.
Read on to hear Coxy’s thoughts on videos, riding in the 90s and the endless quest for lucid dreams.
Photos by Benson, Wozzy and perhaps some other people.