WASTED TALENT PUTS A SKATE VIDEO ON FILM
These days, most skate videos are shot on phones. All you need to do is have a friend get out a phone, shoot a quick clip, and before you know it you’re throwing it on your Instagram and racking up the likes. If you want to get really ambitious, you can bust out an actual digital video camera to shoot a video. Then, there’s what the crew at Wasted Talent magazine did recently. They had Robin Pailler shoot a skate video that’s on actual film. That’s not something you see everyday.
The end product is called Bande a Part, which is also the name of a seminal French New Wave film by Jean-Luc Godard. It was also the inspiration for the name of Quentin Tarantino’s production company. You don’t need to have seen Godard’s work to enjoy this skate video, though. Pailler shot on Super 8, and his movie (which we can literally call a movie since it was shot on film), features skaters Ilja Judizki, Niklas Speer von Cappeln, and Tjark Thielker. There’s just something different about watching skating captured on film. A lot of films that were supposed to be released in 2020 were postponed. Now, when people ask you if you saw any good movies this year, you can tell them, “Yes, Bande a Part.” Watch the film above.