Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sausage Fest Trailer

The MKE Skate guys are working on a video called Sausage Fest and here is the trailer.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Vancouver Homies Montage

Filmer David Wayne-Stevens got rid of his VX-1000 and put the remaining clips into this montage.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Downright Welcomes Tom Kleinschmidt

German shop Downright welcomes Tom Kleinschmidt.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dylan Blaty in Westbound and Down

Former One In A Million man, Dylan Blaty has a sick part from Westbound and Down.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Texan's Lost HD Footage

Some ripping Texans found some lost HD footage and its sick.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alex Fauteux From Broke Am

Check Alex Fauteux in Broke Am. If you like what you see, check the whole video.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stephan Pöhlmann for Dekline

Enjoy the German skate stylings of Stephan Pöhlmann

Monday, June 20, 2011

Chris Jones Goes Pro

Brit brand Crayon has turned Chris Jones pro with this clip full of rough UK spots.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Canadians in Portugal

A bunch of Canadians went to Portugal for Concrete and came back with this video.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Marvs Wait For It

Marvs has a new video coming called Wait For It. Watch the teaser now on our new wider layout.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dean Parson Part

Australian Dean Parson got together a part of throwaway footage for Slam Magazine.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Northside Free At Last

I got the above screen shot from page 11 of the latest issue of Norfolk's Good Times Magazine. The important information is that starting July 1st, Northside Skatepark will be free, unmanned and open sunrise to sunset. No word on helmets... Thanks to Brendan for finding this gem.

Daniel Egger Part

Redline Films has a six plus minute part from Daniel Eggers who stacks benches like Daewon all over Europe.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sk803 issue #25

Sk803 has a solid issue #25.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Walk The Plank

Slam has a sick road trip video called Walk The Plank.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Alexis Lecroix in Broke Am

Alexis Lacroix has a sick part in the Canadian video, Broke Am.

Dad Cam 2

The Australians in the Dad Cam 2 promo look like they know how to have a good time.

Monday, June 06, 2011

242 X Indy

Everyone on 242 Skateboards is riding Independent Trucks and made this commercial.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Lensbaby Scout Fisheye review

I have been needing a fish-eye lens for my new Canon T2i HDDSLR for a while, so I was stoked when Lensbaby offered to send me their Scout fisheye to review. I had been looking at the verious 8mm fisheyes which provides a 180 degree field of view like the now classic death lens. The Scout is a 12mm lens and not quite as wide with a 160 degree field of view but is a lot cheaper than most fisheyes. As part of Lensbaby’s Optic Swap system, the fisheye optics can be switched out for other optics like pinhole or plastic lens. If you already have a compatible Lensbaby, you can buy the fisheye optic by itself saving around $100. I had been using the GoPro HD hHero for fisheye shots but that has it’s own limitations. Here is an unscientific comparison of the VX-2000 with a century .3X fisyeye, the GoPro, and the Scout.

I was impressed that the Scout was made of metal and has a very solid feel. The vignettes on the edges give images an early 90’s feel. The aperture is changed not with a ring like on other lenses but by switching out aperture disks. This requires you to unscrew the front element and drop the disk in place, a bit cumbersome when you are out in the streets but I doubt most people would need to change disks very often. I had a lot of fun shooting with a fisheye again and the Scout will likely be my go to fisheye for the foreseeable future.

If you are serious about shooting or filming skateboarding then you’ll want a wider, sharper, more expensive lens. If you are taking a more laid back approach and you think you may use other optics in the Lensbaby system then the Scout is worth considering. Below are a few skate shots taken with the Scout.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Carlos Ribiero In Israel

Carlos Ribiero went to Israel and came back with this sick video.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Shane Fowler's Offcuts

Australian filmer Shane Fowler has a montage of offcuts.