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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Highly Talented Riders Go To Argentina to Demonstrate Their Talents For Navaz’s Camera and to Represent Their Footwear Sponsor

Man these boys they know how to do it, they do it right man it’s almost like unbelievable…

Garrett Reynolds + Chad Kerley + Dennis Enarson + Nigel Sylvester + Simone Barraco + Ryan Navazio = Why are you still reading this.

Nike in Taipei

Garrett Reynolds + Chad Kerley + Alex Kennedy + Navaz = Automatic embed.

Interview: Ryan Navazio

Videos are important to any kid whose into BMX, especially when they are first coming into it. They can inspire, open your eyes to new things, have a lasting impression and most importantly, make you want to ride. With that said, the person behind the video is equally as important.

In this case, it’s Ryan Navazio. He is directly responsible (in one way or another) for many of the modern classics you know today. Anything with his name on it, people will check for.

I threw Ryan some questions touching on his early projects, all the way to what he’s got going on now, so click below to check those out. Enjoy!

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NIGEL / NAVAZIO EPISODE

Check out a new Gatorade episode featuring Ryan Navazio and Nigel, which came out pretty cool.There isn’t too much riding, but enough to remind you that Nigel is rad.

Thanks to Navazio for the heads up.

Click below to check that out.

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