Rollbrett e.V. Premier- a lost art of video premier gatherings revisited

Rollbrett e.V. Premier- a lost art of video premier gatherings revisited

Karlsruhe, Germany

I can’t even remember the last time I went to a skate-video premier: maybe at the Blue Bird Theater, or Andenken art gallery in Denver 2006? Not sure. Nonetheless, I watch more and more clips and less and less ‘videos’ as I de-evolve from being a present part of the skateboard social scene to a dusty digital lurker.
So, it was really nice to physically go to a premier, skateboard, drink beers, and watch the new short video Fred Simmons shot over the winter in the excellent non-profit indoor skate park ran by the local skate club Rollbrett e.V. I often bore of skatepark footy, but Fred invigorated the otherwise sterile park environment into a colorful backdrop for great tricks. The video was cleverly edited and skaters included Fred himself (I say, video MVP), Switch Steffen, Gert Mema, Patrick Federlechner, me, Alex Mizurov, Johannes Haist, Nico Manz, Dennis, Carlo, Little Reece, Steffen Capitano, and Victor Schmidt to name a few. Thanks to Fred and the Rollbrett e.V. for hosting a premier. We should all seriously do this more often. -LS

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For everyone else:

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Concrete Shredding

Check out some cool videos shredding concrete:

Bridge to Bridge (Teaser) from Dreamland Skateparks on Vimeo.

LA Pools

Looking for a Pool in the L.A. area? Them you might wanna check out the “The Big Atlas of LA Pools”
Here´s a couple videos about the project:

The Big Atlas of LA Pools – #4 Downey from Benedikt Groß on Vimeo.

The Big Atlas of LA Pools – #0 Process and Overview from Benedikt Groß on Vimeo.

The LA Swimmer — 43123 Pools I Have Not Visited and Never Will from Benedikt Groß on Vimeo.

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Inspiration #2 – Mark Seliger

Actor Thomas Haden Church and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Ed Keating join Mark Seliger to talk about how they got their starts, the work that is most meaningful to them. The three men discuss their experiences of 9/11 and their work in the days following. Finally, they reach into the fishbowl to ask each other questions about photography, including, “what’s the biggest problem with camera phones?”

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Inspiration – #1


JR owns the biggest art gallery in the world.

He exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. His work mixes Art and Act, talks about commitment, freedom, identity and limit.

After he found a camera in the Paris subway, he did a tour of European Street Art, tracking the people who communicate messages via the walls. Then, he started to work on the vertical limits, watching the people and the passage of life from the forbidden undergrounds and roofs of Paris.

In 2006, he achieved Portrait of a Generation, portraits of the suburban “thugs” that he posted, in huge formats, in the bourgeois districts of Paris. This illegal project became “official” when the Paris City Hall wrapped its building with JR’s photos.

Mark Seliger on Reserve Channel

Mark Seliger´s interview series Capture on the Reserve Channel has a couple of new episodes, one of the latest shows feature Ben Lowy, award-winning war photographer and Mikhail “Misha” Baryshnikov, one of the best male dancers in the world as guests.
Lowy shares his experiences in Iraq and Libya, while Baryshnikov explains his transition from in front of the camera to behind the lens.

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