Teaser for the recent video by Romain Batard and friends at Behind The Lens collective. Featuring Léo Valls, Soy Panday and Hugo Maillard among others. Get the DVD here for 7€.
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Says Romain Batard:
"We were filming with our common friends, and decided to make a video together 2 years ago. We saw that if we gathered all our footage, there was enough to make parts with friends of us: Greg and Jo Dezecot, Arthur Chiron, Fabien Chaigne, Leo Valls, and Oscar Candon + city parts for Paris, Tours, and Le Mans.
Between filmers, we decided who would edit each part. Usually, the guy who filmed the most footage from a part is the editor.
To give unity to the video, we decided to use stop motion for in-between tricks footage. It ended up being very slow to make especially because we did not have proper photo cameras. We were also listening to the skaters a lot for the editing, music, ambiance etc., because they had to be proud of their parts in the end, or the video would not be interesting.
We prohibited skateparks, and plazas. We wanted rough street skating. Here are the parts in a nutshell. Greg and Jo Dezecot are creative brothers: Jo is a photographer, and Greg a filmer. They have a big love for 70's rock music, skate fast, and don't care about big downhills. Fabien Chaigne from La Rochelle has kind of an Egyptian style, always wearing a smile on his face, even if his part is voodoo style! Arthur Chiron: A funny guy, always doing funny tricks. Nothing serious in his skating, he added a lot of ideas for the editing since he is kind of an artist, check here. He is fond of skating grids and stuff that makes noise. Leo Valls has a part shared with a lot of his friends, they are both inspired by east coast, SF, and Japanese FESN street skating. A lot of strange tricks and friendship are going through this part. Bordeaux is an amazing city to skate, every hour of the day, or I would rather say night. Last part is for the young Oscar Candon from Paris. An upcoming skater, who already has mature skateboarding. No problem with pop, big drop ins, or rough floors for him.
To recap, the video is covering skaters from west of France, with 52minutes of sweat and skateboarding in gnarly French streets. Every part has its different vibe due to the influence of different skaters and editors."
Also see Behind The Lens at work on Sam Partaix's part in the scene video for the Skate Pistols shop.