The workhorse of a majority of skate videos over the last decade has been the Sony VX1000 (first produced in 1995) and the VX2000 (2000) and VX2100 (2005). With the advent of HD into the mainstream, skate videos have been adopting newer technologies to the behest of skate purists everywhere.
Mike Manzoori, a veteran skate videographer, has adopted some of this cutting technology to great effect. Most recently, in a piece called Aimless, a ‘superpanoramic’ short film (think Disney’s Circlevision), sponsored by skate-shoe company etnies. Skateboarding has constantly pushed the boundaries of technology by necessity and is propagating content thru the internet at an alarming rate. This is one of the best examples.
Manzoori’s use of Canon 5DMkIIs, Red Cameras, and an assortment of GoPro setups is quite creative. And it’s effect on conveying the freedom and movement of a cruise through downtown Los Angeles can’t be denied.
Check out the link after the jump, as well as a follow up behind-the-scenes piece done by AlreadyBeenDone.com, to see Manzoori and Etnies shredding the streets with the newest HD rigs in tow.
etnies Presents: AIMLESS directed by Mike Manzoori
Already Been Done & etnies Present: AIMLESS Behind the Scenes