Film Reel

Film Reel: Andy Licardi

Film Reel: Andy Licardi

Film Reel is RIDE's way of showing off the talent behind the lens. We asked many of our favorite filmers for their Reels and are excited to be able to show them off and inspire new film makers.

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Film Reel: Frank Branca

Film Reel: Frank Branca

As a recent film school graduate Frank Branca knows where to point the lens to get you in the action and how to turn the results into a super pro edit. But is that really what makes his work so tight? Or is it the six years he spent as a skateshop owner supporting the Florida scene, or his ability to do half the tricks he’s filming other people do, or his VX approach to HD footy, or the fact that he’s a humble and awesome human who is down with a super tight [...]

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Film Reel: Matt Ballard

Film Reel: Matt Ballard

When it comes to being a good skateboard filmer, being a really good skateboarder helps. And Matt Ballard shreds on a board, he just happens to be more comfortable behind the lens than in front of it. With a flare for dramatic shots and the gradual buildup to a hammerific crescendo, Ballard pulls you in and keeps you there. And with his 7-foot wingspan he’s a champ at getting those hard to reach angles. You can see his work in the Kinship [...]

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Film Reel: Ryan Lovell

Film Reel: Ryan Lovell

Shooting guys like Guy Mariano, Sean Malto, Nyjah Huston and countless other pros, Ryan Lovell's Film Reel is one to take some notes from. His use of long lenses and nice composition stands out amongst the "fisheye or die" crowd.

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Film Reel: Glen Hammerle

Film Reel: Glen Hammerle

When Glen Hammerle was 16 he had the choice between and car and and VX-fortunately for us he chose the camera. Ten years later he has graduated up to HD but remains true to his roots keeping the fisheye right into the action. Glen recently completed “The Kinship Video” and continues filming other projects to be released later this year. RIDE proudly presents Glen Hammerle’s film reel.

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Film Reel: Richie Valdez

Film Reel: Richie Valdez

Film Reel is RIDE’s way of showing off the talent behind the lens. We asked many of our favorite filmers, including Richie Valdez, for his reel and he did not disappoint. Richie’s reel shows us that he’s got an amazing eye not only for skating but other artistic avenues and puts it all together with an emotional edit. Richie started filming when he was 14 and has put together several skate videos including “Skate Movie,” which included Riley Hawk, [...]

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