Scene videos go hand in hand with skateboarding. Since the dawn of the home video camera kids have been documenting their skateboarding exploits leading to scene videos from across the globe. Companies also realised this was a great way to promote their products and quickly set about filming their pros tearing up the streets. Ask any skater what their favourite skate video is and they'll rattle off a list of titles which will make no sense to you, Mouse, Blind Video Days, Public Domain, The Search for Animal Chin and H'Min Bam to name a few would be considered classics of the genre, H'Min Bam being a scene video covering the Scottish skate scene from the mid 2000's.
And the time has come for someone to make a new video about the Aberdeen skate scene and thankfully Campbell stepped up. Its no easy feat to produce a good scene video, especially somewhere like Aberdeen with the unpredictable weather and the death of Broad Street (RIP). But skating isn't about the weather or places, its about people and rolling wherever and whenever you can. Filmed over a couple of years its features some of Aberdeen's best skaters hitting up local spots and some D.I.Y. spots (RIP Rose Factory) and a host of trips to foreign lands, all weaved together by Campbell's talented hands.
The film was premiered a few weeks ago to an almost sold out crowd at The Lemon Tree, some big screen action always goes down well. Tickets included a copy of the DVD which features some rad artwork by the ever talented Mike Hughes (of Real Nice Collective fame) and a special photo booklet featuring snaps by Gareth Costello (hes also been featured on the blog before) and Gareth Morgan. Some special hand carved decks were also given away to a few lucky punters, shaped by Campbell and inlaid with the words 'Ah Dinna Ken' these wooden planks will surely be taking pride of place in the winners homes.
Check out the trailer below and some of Campbell's off cuts on his vimeo page and you can get a copy of the DVD here but its selling out fast and once they're gone they are gone! Big ups to Campbell and everyone in the film but next time, more Denburn please!
'AH DINNA KEN' Trailer 1 from Grand Pleb Miracle on Vimeo.