Tokyo semester recap

Kenta Okamoto, the man already behind the imminent full-length video "PALE", the trailer for which LIVE recently shared, is back today with a new edit of his: "2020年上半期の思い出", a compilation of his favorite "memories from the first semester of the year twenty twenty", as the literal translation of the title gives away. Although a couple of clips from that trailer have been reused, for the most part we're gifted with new lines aplenty, again orchestrated to a dreamy soundtrack, as though to better put you in skate trance before you even get to step on your board today - hopefully at night, too, and in and around Tokyo, if you're amongst the luckiest!

World War Three

Dead On Arrival perpetuates its tradition of a faultless series of video productions with "WORLD WAR THREE" - seven-and-a-half minutes packed with editing references aplenty (for those in the know) and, most crucially, some hard-hitting VX-1000, documenting urban prowess courtesy of the entire team. And as the credits roll too early, one can be delighted - but not surprised - that on the other side of the lens, the likes of Stephen BuggicaEric Nguyen and Ryan Flores were involved! Regarding the war, no one knows for certain yet, but as far as the battle goes, this edit is quite the undisputed victory...

Heitor's country life…

Heitor Da Silva and a mini ramp, need we really say more? A small demonstration of style and nonchalance in company of the talented Charlie Birch, who had already shown us his ease on transition with the Yardsale video at Mwadlands.

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Freedom, consciousness, unity

'tis how one translates the title of this new video from Crail Trucks, a Brazilian brand strong of three decades of local operation; and what's new, behind the wheel of the production, one can also be delighted to find the duo of Luis Moschioni and Cotinz (the man behind the independent video "DOPPELGANGER", interviewed about said piece here); quite the quality seal, and a commitment so strong they also appear to be the M.V.P.'s from the other side of the camera, having gotten quite the collection of remarkable footage. What was supposed to be a more ambitious production eventually had to be summed up into an eight-minute capsule, due to the introduction of Covid-19 into the worldwide equation; no biggie here though as far as the impact is concerned - as in terms of originality, styles and landscapes, this edit packs quite the punch!

Fashionable frogs!

Even after these few years following them, it's still hard to figure out what they do (skateboarding, I think). But whatever it is, I fail to see who does it better! Every time Chris Milic's frog gang pops up, we can expect to be pleased with an impressive collection of tricks, mostly on two wheels. Not to mention the fact that we may hold the slappy of the year here. In any case, as for fashion week, we hope many new editions will happen soon.

Magenta is ten!

With the year twenty twenty comes, amongst many other complete revolutions, the tenth anniversary of France's top plank (and general qualitative artefact) purveyors: Magenta Skateboards, and of their progressive - under every sense of the term - contribution to skateboarding's ever-so-new world order, like a happenstance cultural coup d'état that would have taken the whole past decade by storm. Still the brainchild of Paris-based artist Soy Panday and of brotherly duo Vivien and Jean Feil, Magenta just marked the occasion by appropriately dropping an anniversary-themed capsule (first come, first serve), and also by catching up with Sylvain Robineau again for the span of this short film: "STILL IN BUSINESS", featuring a cast of family members. You might remember Sylvain's works: "WHICH IS TO BE THE MASTER?" and "PARISIEN", amongst many other personal pieces one can retrace the existence of on Dailymotion, for instance.

Also on the menu, and the cake atop of the cherry: this "10 YEARS MIXTAPE" consisting in, well, a sugar-filled recap of the brand's video offering ever since its inception, cooked by Manolo's Tapes, complemented by an exclusive article on the Magenta website here, and even by a brand new Soy Panday interview by Matt Broadley for Parade World, here - all as to better get you ready for the next decade to come!

A.T. Kb

The elusive Montpellier, France-based Disquette Clubalready strong of quite a few strong edits ("TRUNKIL", "DEUX FOIS CENT"), is back in your floppy drive today with this new montage that conveys a strong homie vibe, as well as a few classic ATK tracks - tucked away in a secret folder. The name is "CHACAL" and the clip is dedicated to "all the wild ones devouring the asphalt", for the span of five minutes of local skateboarding and various mischief makin'.

Expansions

The legacy of video productions courtesy of Australian brand Butter Goods only leads one to expect la crème de la crème with every new edit of theirs and this one: "EXPANSIONS", holds up to our fanciest expectations in terms of quality and then some - again. This time, Quentin Guthrie and Ethan de Lacy are the pilots of the Sony VX-1000 (in between the capturing of analog atmosphere shots that eventually complement the skating very well), Italy is where it all went down, and one is granted the delight of lots of new Casey Foley footage, most notably; that's in between the likes of the ever-so-efficient Ben Gore and Philly Santosuosso, and even a pristine-looking Morgan Campbelltwenty-one years after Misled Youth!

Healthcare

The new Antiz Skateboards full-length video "HEALTHCARE" is now live! Once again partly handicrafted by Ludovic Azémar, whose works LIVE has presented before time and time again, but with the help of the whole fam in the editing room this time, this one features - amongst others - Samu Karvonen, Thanos Panou, Roland Hirsch, Peter Molec, Michel Mahringer, Pepe Tirelli, Yeelen Moens, Sam Partaix, Robin Bolian, Gabriel Engelke, Julien Bachelier, Teemu Pirinen and Uryann Raudet - who also doubled up as the man in charge of the animations for this clip.

And for an even better presentation, make sure not to miss the photo gallery above, courtesy of Fabien Ponsero!

Khidmat

The good people behind the Jakarta, Indonesia-based brand: Malacca and the video productions that come with it (which LIVE has presented to you before, here), are back today with a new piece: "KHIDMAT", this time for local collective Workshop Skate Orchestra. Some meticulously crafted editing is still on the menu, for a fourteen-minute kaleidoscope of spots - colored in day time and shredded in night time - that just fly by to the rhythm of dedicated Jakarta skateboarders aplenty, for Rayis Bisyir's floaty VX-1000.

As complementary visuals, LIVE is also proud to showcase this photo gallery, above, by Under-G and Haydr Suhardy!

Pale

Kenta Okamoto just contacted us straight outta Tokyo to show us the trailer for his new full-length video: "PALE", the release of which is announced for sometime during the year twenty twenty and although its nature remains a bit mysterious, the roster is really promising; Kenta himself introduced his filming process as "recording skaters who have a style" and without a doubt, he will live up to the ensuing expectations considering that the likes of Ryusei Sakurai (who could also be seen in the latest "UGLY WEAPON" montage, shared here) and many more are (literally) on board. And as for the trailer, it's the testimony of some fine VX-2000, plus with a certain poetry infused.

STREET FEET "Radio Sessions" Vol. 1 / PREMIERE

LIVE has been showcasing the works of Rob Mentov for quite the number of years now; the last time we caught up, the Canadian filmmaker was exploring new horizons - both geographically and mentally - documenting non-skateboarding around the world. So today, it is with great pleasure to announce that Rob is back with a vengeance, on his home grounds again and on wheels too, reviving the Street Feet video productions with a new series: "RADIO SESSIONS", the Hi-8/16mm testimony of the Toronto locals' skate days... Or should we say nights? For reasons that Rob himself was down to detail in-depth, just below, alongside a gallery of photos and stills!

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