Q&A: Ben Hucke Art

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Anyone who follows Ben Hucke on Instagram will surely have noticed all the artwork he’s been posting. I noticed! So I threw some questions his way.

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By The Numbers: Mike Mastroni

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Up next, is rider and filmer extraordinaire Mike Mastroni. Mike’s latest project for Volume has just seen the light of day, and I think he did a spectacular job on it (and also IN it). Learn more about The Finer Things HERE, then go pick up a copy for your library.

Click below to check out Mike’s By The Numbers Q&A. Thanks to Devin Feil for the pic.

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Wallpaper: Cement Face X Defgrip

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Eben Fischer and Cody Campbell from Cement Face contributed this super rad diorama style wallpaper for you all, along with a video of the process. Thanks dudes!

Click below to find your size and then just click on the pic, enlarge then save. Video below as well.

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Q&A: FRKO

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Atlanta based artist FRKO rides BMX and does art for Action Bronson, including his debut album cover. That’s awesome.

CLick below for a Q&A with FRKO.

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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”?

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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On This Date Last Year…

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We posted a feature interview with Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla. Read up.

By The Numbers: Zach Krejmas

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Up next, is BMX media hustler and shredder Zach Krejmas.

Click below to check it out. Thanks to Jeff Z. for the pic.

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Q&A: Will Smyth Discusses DIG’s New Direction

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DIG BMX as you have come to know it is changing. How? Well, after 21 years the actual print magazine has ceased to exist and all energy is being redirected online. This new direction may or may not come as a surprise these days, but it is surely a welcome change.

I have always been a huge fan of DIG and I’ve got my fingers crossed that they can continue doing what they do in digital form. With that said, there is a new site and new staff in place to tackle such changes. As always, I threw Will Smyth (DIG’s editor) some questions about it all. Continue reading and stay tuned to DIG BMX.

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Crandall’s Accounts: The Trip

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