Kenta Okamoto

PREMIERE / "Pale" / Kenta Okamoto / INTERVIEW

Kenta Okamoto, from Tokyo: LIVE has had the pleasure of sharing his works before, and some great local videos they are, most often pairing up remarkable urban skating from underrepresented rippers with rather dreamy soundtracks, in a style only made even more particular by his fondness for the less popular Sony VX-2000, which he actually puts to stellar use. Today, LIVE is presenting "PALE": Kenta's brand new twelve-minute film, his most ambitious one to date and for the occasion, we got to ask him a few questions regarding the process and intent, as to complete the picture. An exchange you're welcome to read, available in both English, French and Japanese (again thanks to the gracious help of our good friend Connor Kammerer), just below!

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!

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.

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