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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Precisions: Alex “Fathead” Barton-Holme

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We’re happy to present the first video of the “Precisions” series, which is an ongoing short film series that Jon Edwards is heading up.

First up, we have Alex Barton-Holme. Otherwise known as “FATHEAD”. Click below to check out the video. Thanks to Jason Turner for the pics and be sure to follow Jon’s Vimeo.

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HUSH

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Ryan Moore put together a cool look into HUSH and it’s locals (along with captions) over on Full Size Piece. Have a look.

Q&A: Shad Johnson

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Shad Johnson is a fan of all things BMX. From Mid/Old School history, collecting, modern day shredders and running GOODS BMX in Portland, he loves it all.

Shad was kind enough to answer a handful of questions about all this in addition to his new site, Snakebite BMX.

Click below.

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The Automatically Embeded “FIENDING” Video

Fact. I embeded this without even watching it first and I do so with the utmost confidence. I’m still in my boxers because I got up to post this first thing after checking Instagram in bed. Will proceed with morning rituals then watch.

UPDATE – I’m dead.

Rob DiQuattro edit

This is some of my favorite footage from Rob ever. That means a lot considering I have been riding with him for about 10 years now. He is headed to Scotland soon and I cannot wait to see what he accomplishes there.

Photogallery: X Games Austin

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X Games Austin has come and gone, and I must say that I rather enjoyed the new location and setup. It was convenient, easy going and a nice change of pace for X. I got to see some old friends, met some new ones, drank lots of water and acquired a farmers tan.

Click below to check out a gallery of photos I shot from 4 days on the ground and lurking around the place.

Enjoy!

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The Finer Things

Bring it.

Photogallery: Chase Hawk / Oakley

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When Chase Hawk asked if I’d be down to tag along and snap some photos while he and Joe Simon filmed for an Oakley project, I said “yes” faster than I could put on some Frogskins or Enduros.

So… off we went, early morning ’til night. I shadow’d Chase and Joe as the whole thing went down and casually snapped away. Watching both of these guys put in work was awesome and I think the video came out damn good, which is what I expected. Joe had the whole thing story-boarded and Chase repeated tricks on demand like a G.

With that said, click below to eyeball some behind the scenes photos of Chase’s Oakley video courtesy of yours truly.

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