Category Archives: Skateboarding

DIG – “Split Personality” Mike Manzoori Interview

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DIG caught up with the one-and-only Mike Manzoori to talk about his current project with etnies and switching between roles in BMX and skateboarding. A couple quotes I pulled-

“The landscape of videos has changed. ‘Grounded’ was a DV project. The level of video production has been raised since ‘Grounded’. We’ve been flooded with amazing toys that are now affordable, so you can get higher level production quality without spending a fortune… I feel a lot more pressure on me to do good. It’s not just capturing the tricks, but telling a whole story. It’s a lot more fun.”

“…the last few years I’ve been trying to shake the fisheye. Every video, skate or bike, has a lot of fisheye shots. It has it’s place, but it’s nice to leave that lens until you really need it and see what else you can do.”

Who Is Humza Deas?

Who is Humza Deas? from Humza Deas on Vimeo.

Humza is a 17 year old Photographer and Skateboarder from Brooklyn who doesn’t let his Canon Rebel XTi leave his side as he climbs the roofs and bridges of New York City . After coming across his Instagram about a year and a half ago it quickly became the only account I found myself checking habitually. Fast forward to September 1st, 2014 and the only other account added to that list is Rodeo Peanut. Peep this video for a better understanding and if you’re into it you can find more of his work on Instagram and Tumblr.

Academy Skatepark Commercial

The latest creation from Jon Edwards’ Naive Studio.

On-line commercial for a latest addition to the skatepark.

Filmed on the Sony NEX-FS700
Lenses: Zeiss 32mm f1.8 E
1920 x 1080 HD / 16:9 / 240fps / 24fps

Music: Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)
Album: Deluxe Edition
Label: Transgressive

Saint Archer Ambassador Project | Atiba Jefferson

For the 3rd installment of the Ambassador Project Saint Archer chose Ambassador, Atiba Jefferson. This piece tells Atiba’s story in his words. From his humble upbringing outside Colorado Springs, CO to skate industry icon and celebrity photographer in Los Angeles, you’ll hear Atiba share his story and why he’s successful today and loving every minute of it.” – Saint Archer Brewery

Let Us Roam | Greg Hunt

This is the third installment of Leica’s short film series “Let Us Roam featuring Skateboard cinematographer Greg Hunt. Hit play and enjoy for the next 4 minutes and 20 seconds then check out the rest of the series by clicking here.

Let Us Roam: Arto Saari

Arto speaks the truth about a career in front of the lens coming full-circle to a passion behind the lens.

“Let Us Roam” Trailer

Presented by Leica, this series will follow four skateboarders/artists while they go about their craft. Arto Saari has long been my favorite skater and watching his photography career flourish is pure inspiration.

I tend to take it pretty far sometimes to get what I need to get- whether it be a trick or getting a photo. It definitely goes hand-in-hand.