Videos

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!

Jacopower

The duo between Jacopo Carrozi from Milan (on the planks) and Yoan Taillandier from Bordeaux (behind the lens) hits hard, again and this time with what's announced to be just the beginning in a new series of web clips, even: "MILAN: CHAPTER ONE" is two minutes and a half of some of the most internationally renowned VX-1000 action paired up with some brutal and solid street skating, subsequently edited Yoan style in a modern and daytime Minuit style that's certainly evocatice of his video works for Futur.

Burdigala

The elusive Pierre Patissou - whose name you might remember from the "DOOMED FILES" - is back today with this clip of David Métivier filmed in between Bordeaux and Lisbon, for Wasted. So yeah, due to the (current) confidentiality settings of the Vimeo upload, the thumbnail might not look pretty, but you can take our word on how the three minutes and a half of footage that await you behind the click are worth it.

A Studio in Lisbon

The Montreal-based brand Studio Skateboards recently set up a trip for the whole team to Lisbon, Portugal, which just so happened to painfully coincide with the timing of the closing of national borders in fear of the Covid-19 pandemic. We caught up with one of them in order to contextualize the video that did ensue: Andréa Dupré, who narrates...

PREMIERE / "Haiiro" / Teppei Ono / INTERVIEW

"HAIIRO" is a new independent video production out of Toyota, Japan, brought to our attention by Max Guyot and glued to it by the sheer strength of said work. More so than a parade of athletic performances, it's Toyota itself as perceived then meticulously retranscribed by author Teppei Ono that takes the leading role, here, co-featuring the local scene and its struggle with and against the color grey. With its landscape of car production factories, Toyota may feel more desolated than the more contrasted or colorful spots in the style one can be used to expecting from skate videos out of the larger cities in Japan. Still, there is a persistent scene and to reflect this very identity, Teppei didn't shy away from taking an experimental route with his film, as to convey the rough feel of the settings not just as an afterthought, but actively emphasizing on it with intriguing tricks and a home-made soundtrack. The result being an impactful watch (and available in DVD form here and via Shelter Skate Distribution), we just had to ask the man himself a few questions and with the generous help of Connor Kammerer at the translation duties, along with this showing of Teppei's own segment in "HAIIRO", the following exchange ensued!

Second rite of Passage

The Polish Passage Skate Co., anecdotally strong of quite the quality Norwegian connections we were introducing you to just a few days ago, are back online today with a hit, under the form of the second chapter of their new video offering, by Marcin Jakiel - and this one is dedicated to featuring some impressive talents of the more local origin this time, displayed skating around the cities of Wroclaw, Warsaw and Milan, and what's there to express - but a warning on the next seven minutes slapping you in the face. The combination of a clean production and such a raw style really does function, and even more so that the skateboarding itself is particularly insane. Difficult spots, surprising tricks, style all the way through : one more reason to reflect on how many skateboarders just kill it around the world from a gazillion of places relatively isolated from the industrial hotbeds.

Riga radness!

Ed, of Rajon TV (whose LIVE has presented some of the past productions before, here), keeps going strong in terms of skate activism and coverage of the Riga, Latvia scene, as exemplified today with this VX-1000 recap of the latest local Go Skateboarding Day to date, masterfully orchestrated from the looks of things and that's in spite of the quarantine-related restrictions in place, that have mostly been lifted for a few weeks now but still technically forbid social gatherings and insist on enforcing a two-meter (that's six feet) distance in between individuals, ideally. While we're not especially encouraging you to break such measures (like, at all), here, everyone involved in the event lived it like the release it probably was or so it appears, given the frenetic assault those D.I.Y. constructions - an initiative by Fricis Štrauss via Clockwise Skateshop - received throughout the day, complementing original, organic spots that already look crazy enough to begin with. As usual coming from them guys, the sincerity of their passion for skating can be felt through the intricacies of the edit and in terms of productivity over just a few hours, nobody even thought of slacking because really, why should you? The resulting edit makes for one more incentive to go visit and skate Riga, as though such a thing would be needed - and the best thing is, no need to wait a year for the next similar event to do just that - unless one's into that very slackin'!

Gatekeepin'

Just a handful of weeks after "KINK", skate filmmaker Kyle Madden is back with "GATE", a new edit filmed in San Francisco featuring some new heads here, but also some familiar (and more soon-to-be-familiar?) ones - such as, once again, Bobby Groves. Three minutes of H.D. footage only asking to hit your retinas, while Kyle in person recounts his knack for Bay Area-scented video titles.

"'GATE' is in reference towards San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge. I'm trying to keep the titles all S.F.-related - for example, 'KINK' is related to Kink Castle in the City, where the famous spot three-up-three-down is, as that building was once home to the eponymous adult film studios..." - Kyle Madden

Abstract

In the same timeless, classic vein as "CLOSURE", the video retrospective of Dan Wolfe's works throughout the years that LIVE also shared recently, but with a more accute emphasis on the Philadelphia and New Jersey scenes this time (with some San Francisco still thrown in the mix for good measure), and far less renowned: that is "ABSTRACT", by Vern Laird. That first video effort of his came out just in time for the beginning of the twenty-first century after having been filmed (on both a VX-1000 and a VX-3) between 1997 and 1999, and judging from the impeccable roster, Vern knew the right talents to pick: bear witness to just that, a historical section by Tim Achille (for the longest time, the only one available online), a part for Rich Adler then in developing embryo form, an insane friends section featuring all the epoch's monarchs (from Bobby Puleo to Jake Rupp without forgetting about Tony Cox, Josh Kalis and Stevie Williams - already an iconic duo, Brian Wenning, Andre Page, Pat Corcoran, A.J. Mazzu, Sergei Trudnowski, Will Harmon or even Rob Pluhowski...), accompanying footage of quite the speedy, aggressive yet original Damian Smith and of Brennan John, claiming the curtains to a Bad Brains song. Oh and Vern has his own segment, too! All for a VHS that only came in five hundred copies, and the content of which only just recently reached the shores of the Internet. Now, what a relief for the culture!

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