Video Night #5 Blueprint / Isle (3/18/16)

Friday, March 18th at 8:00pm, We’ll be playing Isle’s video “Vase” (2015) and Blueprint’s “Waiting for the World” (2000).

wftw vase for site

This time the theme revolves around Nick Jensen and Paul Shier who are in both videos. These videos are great examples of British skateboarding and are not only depictions of great skateboarding, but are also really well put together. Videographer Dan Magee and the Blueprint guys really helped put British skateboarding on the map when W.F.T.W. came out in 2000. “The energy that everyone on and around Blueprint had during the filming of Waiting for the World was incomparable to anything else I’ve felt since. …it was a really proud moment for everyone and I think that video was a huge turning point for British skateboarding and British videos.” -Oliver Barton (2013).  After some weirdness with some Canadian investors and Dan Magee’s departure from Blueprint, most of the team left and Jensen brought over Paul Shier to form Isle skateboards around 2013.  For “Vase”, Isle chose videographer Jacob Harris to film the video.  Harris had previously worked with Isle rider Tom Knox on the independent video, “11th Hour” which was one of the best videos to come out of Britain since Dan Magee’s Blueprint work.

To read up on some more history of Blueprint and Isle, here is a collection of interviews from some of those involved.  Be sure to check out the first link which gives a good history of Blueprint with lots of video links!

Sidewalk Mag’s Tribute to Blueprint
Paul Shier Interview with Deaf Lens
Slam City Interview with Paul Shier
Sidewalk Mag’s Interview with Nick Jensen
Dan Magee Video Interview
Dan Magee Interview
Dan Magee Interview with Theories of Atlantis
Grey Mag Interview with Jacob Harris
Green Zine Interview with Jacob Harris
Transworld Interview with Jacob Harris
Free Skate Mag Interview with Mark Baines
Lost Art Interview with Mark Baines
Deaf Lens Interview with Oliver Barton
Sidewalk Mag’s Interview with John Rattray

Fernando Bramsmark’s Skate Mental Part

Not feeling the nickname “Darkness,” but this dude rips. Good stuff from Mental.

Cons One Star World Tour

The Cons team traveled the world last year and put together a tour video. The first couple spots are in Atlanta. Check it out!

Transworld’s “Substance” Premiere

We’re premiering Transworld’s new video Substance Friday, February 19th at 8:00. Come out and see the first VX video Transworld has done in years. We’ll have DVDs available as well. Keep physical media alive and adorn your shelf with a hard copy to impress your friends. Ruin Video Nights are always free. All are welcome.

Substance – TransWorld SKATEboarding from TheEnthusiastNetwork on Vimeo.

Tom Knox’s rough cut part from Vase

Hopefully you’ve already seen Tom Knox’s part from last years best video Vase. Now you can check out some behind the scenes stuff thanks to filmer Jacob Harris.

Ruin Video Night #2

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At 8:30 on Friday, February 5th, we will be hosting the second Ruin Video Night. This time we’ll be playing a couple of classics, Eastern Exposure 3 and Eastern Exposure 0. Admission is free, and we’ll sell soda and popcorn for a dollar. Help us make this a monthly thing and hang out with us.  All are welcome!

Threadcleaner Trailer #2

Another Trailer for “Threadcleaner”, premiering with Widdip’s new video “Gentlemen’s Club” This Saturday (8PM HERE). This trailer highlights the Widdip section in “Threadcleaner” which includes Ruin’s Victor Gonzalez, Shane Farber, Noah Chee-How, and Grayson Miller.

Threadcleaner Trailer #1

Premiering this Saturday, (Jan 23rd at 8PM HERE) Matt Creasy along with the Threads Idea Vacuum, brings us the 3rd video in the Threads series, “Threadcleaner”  This one also features Ruin’s own Andrew Edge, Jeremiah Babb, Chris Head, Noah Chee-How, Victor Gonzalez, Shane Farber, and Grayson Miller.  It’s also a double-feature premiere with Widdip’s latest video “Gentlemen’s Club” (Trailer for that one in previous post).

Widdip / Threads Premiere

Widdip and Threads are putting on a premiere at the Defoor Centre on Saturday, January 23rd at 8PM.  Big lineup of dudes between the two videos.  Bring some dough and support some of the guys working very hard to keep real skate videos alive.

Gentlemen’s Club

The usual suspects in this one, Wes, Noah, Grayson, Shane, and Victor. Haven’t gotten a sneak peak at this one, but there’s sure to be some good stuff and plenty of New York footage as well as Atlanta.

No trailer from Threadcleaner yet, but there should are some really heavy full parts, maybe a going-pro part as well?

Widdip Premiere Flyer

Google maps link

New Magenta Video Premiere

Magenta’s new video “Just Cruise” will be premiering at the shop Friday, December 11th at 8:30.  Come enjoy some popcorn and some really fun street skating!  Check out the trailer HERE.

JUST CRUISE Magenta DVD artwork