Getting Tricks – the making of Coastal Business

Filming a full section isn’t easy. Trying to do it in three weeks in cities like LA or NY, though…
By Eric Mirbach

Two cities, two skaters, one mission – that's Coastal Business. Both Vladik Scholz and Denny Pham were asked to film a full-blown video part in two of skateboarding's major playgrounds: Los Angeles and New York City.

Both these hubs of the skateboarding world offer unique possibilities – but they can also make your life miserable, especially when you have just three weeks to complete a banging section. It's heavy traffic versus miles of pushing on your board; it's long ABD-lists versus rough surfaces and hard-to-skate spots.

The second episode of The Making of Coastal Business shows the hardships of trying to log footage on the streets of New York City or the schoolyards of Los Angeles. The struggle is on!

By the way, the soundtrack for this Making Of was made by hip hop producers Brenk and Figub Brazlevic – heavyweights of the European scene and well-known for their sound influenced by the rich culture of both the Eastcoast and the Westcoast of the US.

We'll be back for the third and last part of The Making of Coastal Business on October 24 – so check back!

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