Elevating Skateboarding | Matthias Reich’s Skate Videofolio

Matthias Reich is a renowned Austrian videographer with a fabulous sense of space and its uses in terms of skateboard filming.
If you take a look at any of his projects over the last four years for – the vistas of the former Yugoslavia, the monuments of southern Russia, Daniel Spiegel and Simon Stricker’s equally smoking Checkouts – what comes across in each is a lovely sense of lenswork, framing and composition which elevate the skating without overshadowing it.
This is his bright Videofolio.

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Red Bull – They Built A Skatepark Out Of Salt | Jaakko Ojanen’s White Desert

Jaako first travelled to the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia about 20 years ago, as a tourist. He slept in a salt hotel, travelled around the salt flats and met the salt workers who had their own quarry and produced salt bricks.
Years later he started to think about skateboarding projects that would be different or out of the norm. Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the first things that came to mind was the Uyuni salt flats and skating on them; but he wasn’t sure if this could be done. Jaakko did a little research and found out through videos and friends that the salt flats might be skateable. Watch and enjoy the fruits of his heavy labours!

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Red Bull – Seeing Through Torey Pudwill’s Eyes | Alter Ep. 1

In “Alter” we see the world around us through the eyes of our athletes who, via sport, have totally changed the way they see the world. In this first episode, we tell the story of Torey Pudwill’s tango with an unassuming bus stop bench and its wondrous double life, all set to the voice of Thrasher Magazine’s first-ever Skater Of The Year (1979), Steve Olson. You may just see a bus stop, but Torey sees a world of possibility.

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