Arrondissement de paris
So, we keep claiming "not the same", but like everybody else, we got caught in chasing scoops and the latest Insta compilation, loosing track of our very own productions! Let's try to restore order, here, by –finally– putting online the Parisii remix! After its screening at MIMPI in Rio de Janeiro, it is now time to share this labor of love by Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon, in collaboration with fellow skater Vincent Perrin for the soundtrack, starting with one of the most motivated skaters for the whole length of the project: monsieur Stephen Malet! Never shy of hammers, Steve is also the kind to adapt to any nook or cranny to pop on a deserted sidewalk. Which made him the ideal candidate to point a camera at, during the three years of incessant scavenging of Parisian streets. Enjoy!
While waiting for a final premiere showing in its entirety soon at MIMPI in Rio de Janeiro, let's use the excuse of a special day to drop the first excerpt from the remix of all Parisii episodes… Their exploration of the French capitol being over, Greg Dezcot and Olivier Fanchon wanted to give credit and emphasize all efforts (and good laughs) shared over three years by axing edits around the most involved individuals and crews. Who better to start it all than Santiago to give you a feel of the whole thing, since he even played drums and more with his buddy François Perrin to produce the custom soundtrack for it all. Here you get a young, and sometimes even younger, man with various length of facial hair, with an always exploding way with Parisian streets… Let's all get together now, to whish him and happy birthday!
We only needed the XVIth arrondissement to complete the grand tour of Paris launched by Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon, three years ago… Well, here it is! And it is a great episode, notably for its special guest, the most German Parisian or the most Parisian German you can find: Michael Mackrodt! And what a better mascot for Parisii, as he is the man with the most spots in mind for all of Paris, its suburbs and even a bit further than that… As for the XVIth, it is manly known for its Dôme, its steps, its ledges and marble flat now skated to pieces, and apart from that not that well explored, really. Therefore, this stood as the perfect finale for a project dedicated to stay away from Paris beaten paths. Finale? Maybe not… We will tell you more in 2016, and until now, please enjoy our gift to you, Parisii XVI, and you can now go through every single arrondissement in Paris, here!
Yep, Parisii is back in full force, this time to explore Paris XIVth arrondissement, and this time with reinforcement! The Magenta homies were in town to celebrate their fifth anniversary, and their skating always paralleled with that search for a good sesh and a good laugh, wherever the sidewalks may lead you to… It was only logical to team up in order to explore an often overlooked area of the city. Known for its Tour Montparnasse, a symbol for a bright future in 1973, and now one for all past architectural mistakes, the neighborhood can be way more than this piece of modernism now gone obsolete. So let you guided, or at least get inspired, by this second to last episode of Parisii!
You can find the whole project, here!
Last arrondissement of Paris, the XXth will actually be the last before last before last for Parisii! The exploration of the city keeps on, street by street, and even if it takes a bit of time, it is counterbalanced by some golden nuggets of spots! This area delivers some surprises on top of the downhill routes it is known for. Yes, the XXth has more to offer than the Père-Lachaise cemetery and Jim Morrison's grave! Get on board for a virtual session that might even get the locals to leave the République Plaza for once…
And remember, you can find all Parisii, since its beginning, here.
Second to most populated arrondissement of the city, the XVIIIth is a fascinating cocktail, in between highly touristic spots and a social and cultural diversity that surely ranked it quite high amongst the infamous "no go zones" of Fox News… All this actually makes for one of the most representative areas of Paris, for all its contradictions and its richness. Plus, this arrondissement is built on hills, which can only add to it all!
When it comes to Parisii, the XVIIIth is also a mix of sorts, as Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon have decided to invite the new generation along, including its filmers. Expect to see new faces, on spots rarely seen, but all still cooked à la Parisii!
You can follow all Parisii, since the beginning, here.
Our Paris visit, orchestrated by Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon continues! The XIXth arrondissement on its own, both improbable cultural patchwork and an often heterogeneous mix of classic Paris landscape with already dated modern architecture, would already be the ideal playground, but this edit goes a bit further. This is the first collaboration of the project creators with Matias Elichabehere, a musician whose work you would already know from Minuit, Soleil Levant, or Lenz2… Matias even filmed quite a lot for this, on top of cutting a custom fit soundtrack, offering you a quite special Parisii episode. Enjoy with both eyes and ears!
Greg Dezecot and Olivier Fanchon are about to drop the longest episode since the beginning of the adventure, and had prepared that trailer as a surprise for the Parisian premiere of Static IV… These two are locked in their dungeon polishing the last details of the part dedicated to three arrondissements by the Seine, and rich in often famous spots. But this should help you wait for a few more hours!
Our Paris visit continues, this time in the area of the City that most likely stacks the most marble in town, sadly being also under heavy protection, as no one should mess with your Champs Élysées shopping experience! That did not seem to bother the Parisii heads too much! This hi-energy edit should help you reach out for Spring… Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike SB– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!
Our Paris visit continues, this time hitting the Xth arrondissement, following the construction of the new République plaza, now the epicenter of skateboarding in Paris… And of non skating, also… Fear not, they have managed to escape the perfect ledges, and have even found some hidden treasures! Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike SB– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!
Our Paris visit continues, this time hitting the XVth arrondissement, strangely enough the most populated area in the city, while often looking partly deserted… It also features some of the most impressing "this is what the future will look like" architecture, gone horribly wrong. Sounds like a great place to go for a spot hunt, doesn't it? Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!
Our Paris visit continues, this time hitting the XIth arrondissement, an area you might recognize some staple Parisian spots from, but that keeps sprouting new ones. This montage –the longuest, so far– also features many new faces and special guests: enjoy! Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!
The Paris visit continues, this time keeping it central! The city’s first four arrondissements are the smaller ones, but are still rich in spots… Only negative point: you have to share them with the 27 millions of tourists passing by each year! Parisii is a Live exclusive – kindly supported by Nike– and a work in progress, so if you want to contribute a trick or a spot, feel free to join in! Meanwhile, stay tuned, with the map. And you can still read an interview of the two directors in the BONUS section!
The XIIth had been the second arrondissement to get explored Parisii style… But looks like the neighborhood is laced with spots, as –surprise!– a second part just dropped! Looks like Paris is shaking these days. Another Live exclusive production, featuring Mathias Labelle, Steve Mallet, Rémy Taveira, Martin Keller, Kevin Rodrigues and many more!