5 thoughts on “We’re all pussies

  1. Skate videos are the platinum standard of action sports films. They are the most visceral, honest, conceptually creative, and jarring.

    Have you ever seen a skate video with sincere bro-rock or dubstep or a contemporary pop hit? Never. Do they have narration about how fun the trip was, and the courthouse ledges were buttery and everyone had a memorable time? Do they have a social studies lesson about the country they visited and how welcoming the people were? No

    I put it to MTB filmers to pause thinking about dolly rigs and dynamic range. Focus on illustrating something essential about the sport. Everyone goes apeshit over a good edit with no soundtrack… just the sound of hubs and seat buzzes and dirt getting thrown around. Try to get that feeling in your finished film, instead of the narcotizing golden hour slowmo 4k redbull ad imagery.

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