When our friends at Ride BMX released word about the new NORA CUP for “web video part”, it sparked a discussion within the OTX office regarding the difference between web “videos”, web “edits”, web “video parts”, promos, what should be considered what and if there’s even a difference at all. I’ve seen lots of opinions regarding BMX on the web over the years, so I figured this would be a fun topic to delve into.
With that said, I hit up a handful of riders, videographers and industry folk to ask them the following:
In your opinion…
Is there a difference between a “web video” and a “web edit”? If so, describe how the terminology differs?
Should something labeled “web video part” be part of a full video, or can it be a standalone thing?
If a rider releases a new solo 2 minute (or so) collection of kick ass footage online, you would classify this as a…?
If someone releases a “one night at House park with the homies” thing, you would classify this as a…?
If a full length video that’s been in the works for 2 years, has proper art direction and production value is released FREE online, is it considered a “web video” or just a “video”?
What would you describe Fiend’s “FIENDING” as?
Does a projects method of distribution (physical DVD or online) affect your opinion?
Can product promos that feature great riding mixed with product info and images also be considered web edit/video/parts? Or are they just “promos”?
Click below to see what Ryan Fudger, Will Stroud, Mark Burnett, Darryl Tocco, Dakota Roche, Charlie Crumlish, Ty Morrow, Jake Seeley, Francis Castro, Mike Mastroni and Ryan Navazio had to say. Throughout the peice, new designations pop up, opinions differ and uncertainty lingers among some. Pretty interesting.
HOLY FIT is upon us. 3 years in the making, head up by Stew Johnson and loaded with FIT’s cast of shredders and legends. Buy this video.
As always, Stew Johnson was kind enough to take some questions from me, so click below to read what he has to say about HOLY FIT. He also whipped up a new trailer to go aong with this.
Click below for Q&A and trailer.
Nick Seabasty cruises though a pool with a view in Tempe, Arizona earlier this year.
Nikon D700 w/ 50mm 1.8
Wow, just wow.
Featuring Josh Bedford, Grant Castelluzzo, Mat Houck, Justin Simpson, and Jeff Wescott.
RIP Seth Stellfox.
Click below to peep the shoes.
If you recall this announcement and then the long stretch of innactivity that followed, you could probably guess that the Albion was no more. That is officially the case now.
From The Albion crew:
Somethings are not meant to last forever. Thanks for the support whilst we were here, we are sunk, at the bottom, wrecked, broke, in debt, bust. I’d like to say we gave it our all but we did not, not by a long shot, we gave what we were prepared to give and sometimes thats just not enough. There are no survivors. Pour over our remnants in years to come and revisit your memories of what we represented to you, maybe one day you’ll turn again the pages of time and remember us, 17 issues, thats enough, time to die. The Albion is dead. Ride on kids… its a new day tomorrow, live it… “Till the wheels come off”…
Damn shame… but like the statement says, somethings are not meant to last forever. The Albion gave us unique (sometimes controversial) content to sink our teeth into along with a nicely designed layout and standout/collectible covers (which Defgrip had the honor of sharing with the world first online). A big issue with the magazine was actually getting your hands on one, luckily back issues are online for eyeballing. I’ve hoarded my issues and plan to hang on to them for a long time.
Above is the video that accompanied one of my favorite articles from the Albion, which was the “Live Free or Die” feature on Clint Reynolds and crew from issue 9. Watch it then search out the issue.
Thanks for everything.