Good filming is often more important than good skating; a good filmer can make mediocre skating look exciting. Whereas the opposite is not always true, great skating poorly captured can feel like such a waste.
Fritte Söderström filmed this montage well, documenting the skater from the front rather than the sides or the back is just so much harder, but if done well it pays off! And luckily for all the skater in 7:16 it did.
This summer I met William Hall by chance at my local skatepark in Berlin. His easy and light-footed skating caused my interest, so I actually asked him if he would be down to do something for PLACE with me during his stay. Unfortunately, I was pretty busy the following days, so we did not manage to shoot some photos or anything. But recently, he hit me up with this clip he and his friends from the Hollywood skate shop in Stockholm, Sweden, made during their tour in Berlin. I find the way in which they perceived the city quite interesting and the skating is pretty good, too, so I was down to post it for sure.
Featuring: William Hall, Erik Svedberg, Emma Lindgren and Mateo Bergil.