Just For Fun

Mike and I were skating on Monday night at the Five Bridges skatepark in Gateshead (review of park coming soon). The weather was really good, which I think sent all the skaters to the Exhibition Park over in Newcastle… the net result being that we had the place to ourselves! Sweet.

Anyway, I took some footage because (a) Mike was so close to pulling this nice move, and (b) I wanted to try some rolling shots. The video is below… in it you’ll see a hint of what’s to come in the Learning to Boardslide feature.

Also note that I’ve added some music from Snow Patrol’s new album, “Eyes Open”. I thought their first album, “Final Straw”, was excellent – and they backed it up when I saw them perform live. The new one is no different. It’s the type of music that that gets me in the mood for skating/riding – see what you think.

7 Comments

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Sorry if the video takes a while to stream – I really need to try a few different things with compression. The file that I uploaded to YouTube was 94MB!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Mike

    If i’m at work and feel like a break i check this site out first, Keep the content coming and i’ll keep coming back!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    The Network

    Dude, wtf is up with the 90 odd meg video. cool content but laaarge. try a fancy wmv codec to shrink it down some.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Mal

    Actually, this is the first one of your vids I’ve been able to watch streaming without it stuttering along 1 second at a time. Did you use WMV in the end?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Hey Mal,no, I didn’t use WMV this time, it was still some random compression from Adobe Premiere.However, I have since had a quick go with Windows Movie maker and it took 5 minutes to get a much smaller file… that was actually better quality.So hopefully my future videos will be better for watching <>and<> streaming!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    how did you make this whole website, and nice videos.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Hey, the main content comes from < HREF="https://www.blogger.com/start" REL="nofollow">blogger<>. I’ve made some changes to the template and added some custom styles etc. Cheers, Gav

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