Frederik Andersen AKA Fredwart is back with a vengeance. He has got that eye and that Scandi swagger when it comes to building an edit. Featuring probably the most Gangsta-ass Heitor Da Silva moment since he started skating for Palace Skateboards. That moment alone shows you that Fredwart wants you to have the feeling of what it is like to be with the crew. Just one of the homies, but these homies skate like in the big leagues. We asked Fred to tell us a bit about how this video came to be so either press play or put on your glasses and start reading below.
Film, Edit & Photography by Frederik Andersen.
Intro by Roland Hoogwater.
Hi, readers of Place Magazine. My videos are a sort of homage to my friends. Nothing feels better than showing people around the world how much fun we are having fooling around on these street spots in Malmö & CPH. Filming in the streets in 2020 was a bit different than ever before. I was kind of caught up at work while making a documentary on the side. I wasn’t really feeling the process when I went out filming at the beginning of this video. But as always at some point, I got inspired to put something new together. We began filming more especially me and my friend Noah Vester. Some days we spent just biking around the city not knowing what to skate, others days were more like missions.
Do you want to know something special about Fred? He cut off a small part of his finger Cleaning his bike chain. His friend saved it and gave it to him in a jar. Now it sits there in his home.
Ville Wester about his friends body part collection.
What inspires me the most during the editing is the moment when it comes down to selecting the music. I love when skate clips have all these different types of music that transport all these different emotions into your head. What I like is to be surprised by people’s music selection as well as surprising others with the music I choose to use. In this video for instance, I like going from a “Queen” track to some synthesizer sounds my friend mixed together. Those moments provide a lot of different vibes to the viewer. That way I feel that it reaches a wider audience, instead of only using music from The Smiths or something in that genre of music.
I like to think of my edits as small documentaries or music-videos so that everyone can enjoy them both skaters and muggles. I want to show people a nice vibe with my work. I get a much better feeling from watching a video with a bunch of friends fooling around in the streets having a ton of fun. Compared to watching some skate-part with only difficult stair tricks and tech ledge skating. That’s just not my experience.
Noah is losing his mind on the internet, It’s dope! Sending crazy Cat videos to everyone.
Now a day, most of my friends have a lot of projects they are working on, whether it’s making music, doing art, or something entirely different, but at the end of the day, we all have skateboarding as a shared passion, it is our Part Time Lover.
We usually don’t really post contest results but that one is a special one. Once again Oski managed to take first place at the Vans Park Series World Championships Finals in Salt Lake City and he basically did that with a Wheelie. Pure magic!
How does one define what one’s eyes see but cannot comprehend? That is the feeling we left with just moments after Pedro Barros finished his run.
Photos by Conny Mirbach.
Text by Roland Hoogwater.
The two days before, he was hardly even trying to practice, no 540 attempts, switch pushing through the bowl or even one attempt to bigspin-flip indy his way into the top spot. If you would have asked me what Pedro was working on I would have told you that he was perfecting his flat ground game and in particular his nollie flips.
But when the cameras turned on and just when Cory Juneau thought he had it in the bag, Mr. Barros stepped in, showed his cards and surprisingly it was a royal flush. Two more people took their runs afterwards but they won’t be remembered or even mentioned in the history books.
Every VPS event we go to has seen shocking moments, it is almost a tradition, one that Oskar “Oski” Rozenberg adheres to. Last year in Sweden, he, with one simple flick shuffled the entire board and claimed both the top spot, the money and the hearts of the people by clearing the box with a giant kickflip.
In true Swedish fashion about 30 minutes later he calmly climbed on his bike and cycled home with the rest of the Rozenberg family, he probably cooked dinner after and closed the day by watching some Netflix.
Both the 2017 and now defending ’18 champions seem to be aware and present when they need to be and just when the crowd has started to accept the reality that one person might win they manage to alter the course by simply grabbing the moment, the board and the crown.
A simple but special occurrence which makes the VPS worth watching until the very end… or until we do it all over again in August.
John is 42 since today (Happy Birthday!) and even though he is up there he still going strong! the Swedish schoolmaster responsible for a seemingly unending pool of Malmö bred or Bryggeriet molded talent is not slowing down yet.
He spent last summer showing by doing instead of telling people, John is a teacher we all wished we had.
There seems to be an endless stream of content coming from the shores of Malmö city, from last weeks Malmoe Tape, to the Polar camp and now a project supported by the city of Malmö itself (via the craftsmanship of David Linberg).
If 2020 will not be dominated by Sweden than we predict certain Swedish people will be switching citizenship just so they can compete in the 2024 Olympics. The talent pool seems almost as endless as the content pool.
And we are not seeing the same people, this video features a different group than for instance Jacob Hansson’s project. Showing in a way that a city of 687.481 people can compete with almost any European country as far as the talent to output ratio.
Anyway, great work by Mr. Lindberg and we would like to give a major shout out to John Dahlquist for testing the age limits on gnarlyness.
Honestly, watching overproduced skate video projects is a horrible thing. There is so much to do wrong and so little to do right. Lately, we are really into the simple stuff, the random clips and the “let the big camera in the bag” kind of edits.
Henry aka. “Baeonci” is dropping a new video soon and here is some “trowout” feat.: Elias Menzi, Axel Berggren, Heitor Da Silva, Oscar Säfstöm, Axel Källmen, Andrew Wison and Moshe.
Tomorrow, we will be flying out to Shanghai, China for the Vans Park Series final. Last year’s champ Oskar Rozenberg had a pretty busy year so far and just a few weeks back we were lucky enough to witness his winning run at the Park Series stop in Malmö. Can’t wait to see what’s going to happen this year!
If you think that Sondre & Amandus are only staying in their comfort zone then you are wrong. Just recently we caught Amandus at the Vans Park Series in Malmö getting a free burger, how about that? Watch our SOTY’s skate the U.S.A. & Canada – S/O to Junkyard!
What comes out of Bryggeriet after filmers like Tor Ström? And who is next up after Heitor Da Silva, Ville Wester, Sondre and Amandus Mortensen? Maybe Frederik Andersen and his crew of young bucks.
Fred reached out to us via the gold standard of co-signs namely his vice principal John Dahlquist and if John likes it then there must be something there, he raised or at least tried to educate all of these beasts.
As you all know we were in Malmö for the Skate Malmö Street 2018. Instead of standing on the sidelines like we normally do our editor in chief Daniel Pannemann had the idea that we should compete!
And so we gathered a crew and documented things from the inside. We did not know that this would actually mean that we would get documented by one of our favourites Nils Svensson.
Nils was actually the one who invited us to document and take part so in a sense he rounded out the (vicious) circle by shooting us in action.
So instead of rehashing our own Insta-videos, we present to you Nils’ SMS ’18 Photo-recap
Day 1: Källan Open by Polar Skateboards
Day 2: Some highlights of the SMS 18′ in action.
Day 3: Even Nils was too tired to really shoot so instead you get a single highlight by Shin Sanbongi!