The stakes are high in the media nowadays, and the strongest currency is video footage! Click onto any website, or browse the shelves for a new magazine and you can be sure to find some video attached or a bit of footy to get you stoked. Long gone are the days of a simple free sticker or poster…
French newbies (currently on issue 8) Chill Mag have just upped the ante with a little DVD called Filming Crazy. The guys at Chill base their product on aesthetics and top-knotch skateboarding. No tired angles or foot drags here please! The DVD itself is a small masterpiece with the artistic talent of Leonard Vernhet, Nicolas Malinowsky and Uber-filmer Fred Mortagne guidind you through small skits and animation.
The skateboarding gets taken care of by only the Cream of French skateboarding- Read: Lucas Puig, Paul Allard, Luy-Pa Sin, Flo Marfaing…- plus a few Americans and other Euro pals in there for good measure. There are also a handful of extra bonus edits to flick through, but that’s mandatory with DVDs, isn’t it..?
Something which I thought was a nice touch to top Filming Crazy! Off was the inclusion of their ‘Sponsor-me!’ comp. I suggest you check out the mix of those that didn’t win- which is already pretty shocking considering the last two contenders- but then watch the winner: Alexis Lamendin. Bloody hell! Needless to say, the competion was tight, but Alexis definitely deserves his new sponsor.
So, that just about wraps it up for this little DVD. The whole thing runs at a perfectly motivating 20 mins (Plus a good 15mins of extras) with a good soundtrack to boot. I have no idea how many of you will get a hold of Filming Crazy! But if this is the new standard, I can imagine editors are sweating bullets…