Creating a Fantasy Skateboarding World With a High Speed Camera and Powder

There’s just something about skateboarding that attracts photographers and videographers. Whether they’re traveling the world photographing crazy tricks in exotic places, or shooting 1000 fps footage of tricks that haven’t even been named, camera junkies are always finding new and interesting ways to capture the sport.

Sebastian Linda‘s newest video does just that. By using high-speed cameras, some creative camera movements and colored powder, he’s managed to create a magical skateboarding world through the lens of his camera.

If you haven’t already, you should watch the video at the top before you go on. Once you’re done doing that, you’ll really appreciate the making of video below. Many of the parts you might have thought were created digitally, or shot using some special rig, were done entirely handheld:

Although the video was certainly not cheap to create — he mentions that every time a powder trick didn’t work, it amounted to about 2 Euros down the drain — it’s great that advances in camera technology have made it possible for folks on Linda’s budget to shoot impressive footage like this.

Pair that with some serious editing, creativity, talent and the appropriate sound track, and you have a final product worth its Vimeo Staff Pick badge.

Check out both videos embedded above if you haven’t already, and if you want to see more of Linda’s work, head over to his Vimeo profile by clicking here.

(via Fstoppers)

  • SQ

    reminds me of the high speed opening to the 2003 Girl Skateboards video “Yeah Right!” by Spike Jonze.

  • Jeffrey Ortiz

    And in Fully Flared too.

  • Aaro Keipi

    Awesome intro, and awesome idea with the powder. I just wish there was a clear story arch–seems mostly like a bunch of random clips added together.

  • Ralph

    Yeah, Spike Jonze’s return to his roots (filming skatevideo’s) really payed of :D The latest from Girl, Pretty Sweet, is also, well, pretty sweet.

  • Ralph

    Hmm, he seems to want to capture the feeling of skateboarding instead of an actual story. But still, it’s not completely random, he starts out with how it began, the struggle (all the bails), ending with the success/magic. It also includes the fun and comradery, even the bromotions :P (the mooing like effect of your friends screaming in joy/awe if you land a difficult trick, in slow-motion).