Pushing Forward: The Golden Age of Video Is Dead

Chapter One of the original skate documentary explores what it means to be a pro skater in 2014.
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By Nate Hoppes

Is the traditional skate video as we know it really dead? What is the relevance of the skate video in this modern digital age? 

The latest skate documentary from Red Bull, ‘Pushing Forward’ takes a look at the emergence of the solo video part, the impact a traditional premiere still has, the hype behind the biggest team video in recent history and the future of skate videos. 

Chapter One shines the spotlight on Ryan Decenzo during an important time in his career: as he prepared to drop his online solo video part “Double Down” for Thrasher.

Zered Bassett was recently featured in "Outliers," Transworld’s 26th full-length team video. Reaping the benefits of a traditional Hollywood premiere, Zered defends the significance of the skate team video.

With the much-anticipated Plan B video set to drop in two weeks, Chapter One reinforces the core nature of a traditional skate video and why the concept of longevity and shelf life can never be replaced.

‘The Golden Age of Video is… Dead’ features Decenzo and Bassett, as well as skateboarders Torey Pudwill, Felipe Gustavo, Wes Kremer, Joey Brezinski, Dane Burman, and industry heavy hitters Ty Evans, Steve Berra, Erik Bragg and Chris Thiessen.

Check back on Wednesday December 3 for Chapter Two, as we explore the idea of how social media has changed the game. 

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