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.
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A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
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A MINDFUL APPROACH TO WATCHING SKATE VIDEOS
If you love a video, watch it over and over, become obsessed, notice everything, and move on only when you feel it’s the right time.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
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SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
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