Over the last few years, we’ve seen a few videographers include 16mm film in their edits. While it’s common to see a couple of seconds of b-roll or a trick thrown in as an artsy break, very few attempt to capture an entire video on film. At $50 a minute, you’re at the mercy of high costs, old equipment, and the consistency of skaters.
James Thomson, an Australian videographer based out of New York, was up for the challenge and wanted to capture the timelessness of modern skating on film. If you haven’t seen James’ previous episodes of “ Ground Glass,” now could be a good time to watch.
Yes, we are well aware that Austyn has already filmed in 16mm a lot in the past, but we didn’t care. His flair and spot selection lend themselves extremely well to the saturated textures of film, so we’re not complaining here. Settle in and get ready to watch some ultra-crispy skating caught on technology invented in 1923, because we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Make sure to keep an eye out for more “Ground Glass” features to come, too.
WILL TIKTOK BE THE NEW HOME FOR SKATEBOARDING ON THE INTERNET?
We called up some "skate TikTokers" to find out what they've learned and seen so far.
PLOTTING THE LIFECYCLE OF A TRENDY TRICK
"Pressure flips are cool again. Actually, their second act has lasted longer than their first did."
CHECKING OUT A HIDDEN DIY FINGERBOARD PARK IN QUEENS
When we heard about a mysterious concrete fingerboard park hiding in Brooklyn, we knew we had to go find it.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH ILLEGAL CIV?
The Illegal Civ stuff feels like an ongoing soap opera, so to air out any confusion we talked to a few key characters.
INSIDE THE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF EMERICA’S “THIS IS SKATEBOARDING”
We stopped by to pay our respects and see if we could squeeze a few stories out of the crew.