SHAWN MCINTOSH

I have watched this at least 5 times now. I suggest you do the same.

DIG IT

The new DIG site is up and I just got done taking in all the new features. Looking good. DIG IN!

Corner Store Classics: Chapter 1

Street riding and bodegas go together like chips and salsa. You can’t have one without the other and you can’t have just one.

Open Source Sea Chair

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Video here.

These guys not only make chairs from plastic garbage found in the ocean, but they do it onboard the boats. While fishing. And they made a manual to show others how to do the same. This is a level of multitasking I aspire to.

Skin Dog

SKIN from Tom Gould on Vimeo.

I recommend this short film about a “gang member, champion racecar driver and devoted solo father”.

Tony Hamlin’s 2014 Kink Video

Big moves, loud tunes, and one of the funniest/wildest backflip bails I’ve ever seen. Watch now.

Eric Schalles…

would be everyone’s favorite rider if they knew he existed.

He recently just got his bike jacked on Malcolm X off Broadway in Brooklyn. Be on the lookout for a blue and purple Skavenger Tunnel v1 frame with “NJ” engraved on the seat stay bridge then you should hit him up on Instagram: @rosieodonnel.

Ryan Howard

Opinions: Deciphering Web “edits”, “videos”, “parts” etc…

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”?

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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.

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