Glitchy visual effects and non sequitur cutscenes (á la Bronze or Matt and Gene) are set to replace 8mm stock footage of pigeons as the primary skate video asset. And as these themes take over, they’re often used lazily and poorly, making videos more annoying than enjoyable.
But Perish; Sagas, a new video out of Winnipeg, Canada, does “datamoshing” justice.
The skating is good (for Canadian teens) and the recurring anime clips, explosions, and experimental green screen editing actually enhance the video’s entertainment value. The special FX wasn’t just slapped on after watching one After Effects tutorial on YouTube; there’s a little more intention and skill behind the visual fuckery.
We also included a mini interview with the filmer/editor/FX weirdo, Dillan Lavallee, to ask him why he was so insistent on mixing non-Hentai anime with skating. Big time anime fans should proceed with caution. Non-virgins can proceed normally.
Q&A W/ DILLAN LAVALLEE (FILMER/EDITOR)
Which anime would you recommend to a friend who has never watched anything besides Yu Gi Oh and Avatar: The Last Airbender?
Are you fucked? Dragon Ball Z!
Would you ever buy one of those Primitive Dragon Ball-Z boards? You think P-Rod even watches anime?
Nah. I think it was a good business move, though. I doubt that guy really has time for shit.
Why did you mix skateboarding with anime? What was your thought process there?
I spent hours dwelling on thoughts about when I was 7 years old being beat up on the bus. When I was 13 getting called pizza face every other day at school and at 18 having my “friend” make me sleep at a McDonald’s when I was locked out of my house.
To be honest, it took me three revisions and I wasn’t satisfied. I needed to create an atmosphere and have it hold the same aesthetic throughout the video. I’m sick of boring skate videos, I’m sick of lazy editors. What really pisses me off is seeing these big video editors get by on just slapping clips together and not even lining shit up on beat properly. Fuck you guys.
What do you like about anime that American cartoons don’t offer?
More T and A.
Do you remember the first set of cartoon boobs you ever saw? What about a cartoon dick?
When I used to download hentai off Kazaa back in 2007, which gave my dad’s computer a bunch of weird pop-ups which we still never talked about till this day.
How often do you jack it to hentai porn?
When I can’t get off to “step son fucks step mom,” I usually go play anime dress up games. That gets me rock solid.
Do you use Pornhub for that or is there a better site?
Youporn.cum or Newgrounds for dress up games.
Are you for or against tentacle porn?
#MTPGA “MAKE TENTACLE PORN GREAT AGAIN”
Does anyone else in the video fuck with anime or are you solo on that one?
Everyone thought it was a bad idea, including me. I’m actually surprised you guys fuck with it.
Skaters In Order Of Appearance:
A GLIMPSE INTO THE BAKER HAS A DEATHWISH II WORLD PREMIERE
16 long years later, the second coming of Baker Has a Deathwish has arrived...
REMINISCING THROUGH THE YEARS WITH STATIC ALUMNI
We talked to 12 skaters featured in the long-standing Static series about their memories and thoughts on the videos.
SKATEBOARDING AND SOCCER WITH NEW YORK CITY’S CHINATOWN SOCCER CLUB
Meet the club of skaters, artists and notable locals that have casually played soccer together for the last 20 years.
THE EVOLUTION OF… NYC’S PYRAMID LEDGES
We collected stories from the only ledge spot made out of tiny mini ledges.
THE STORY OF THE NAKED 540
"Hopefully it’s not remembered. But for anyone that got a laugh out of it that’s about as much as I could hope for."