ABERRICAN ME: A Video Series

Hello again, Collectors.

Here is something equally as cool as Queen. Short skateboarding video stories.

Aberrican Me is a video series of stories filmed and produced (very well) by The Berrics:

Made by The Berrics, a skateboard park owned by the skateboarders Steve (Ber)ra and E(ric) Koston. The Aberrican Me series brings videos of pro skateboarders personal lives to light through interviews and reenactment.

The front page of Documentary Heaven features Aberrican Me: Ross Capicchioni, a young man who’s long-term friend shot him several times with a shotgun. He tells his story well, and only a few years after the fact. He’s clearly very calm and strong and wise.

There are 14 stories so far, each with a different pro. One about a guy who makes skateboard wax, one about there is a newly pro skater talking about looking forward to focusing on just skating.

An inspiring bunch of stories, its great to see people talking about how passionate they are. Its such an interesting culture, creative destructive, casual, intense. Like most other passionate groups, but skateboarding is intriguing, its both graceful and dirty.

They are nicely shot, well edited, I say everything one wants in a film. They are also between 3 and 5 minutes long, so help yourself. Learning to skateboard would be so cool. The only downside is the lack of female representation. Girls are awesome too! Seriously fun girl skating times are in those links. Do it for your own sake and we’ll talk about them.

Queen: Days of Our Lives

Hey chummos.

Been working hard in the lead up to holidays? Have you been pretending to work but really watching documentares at your desk?

Are you ready to see an informative, interesting, well planned, emotional and gosh-darn inspiring and satisfying documentary about Queen?

You bet you are!

The people in Queen are are incredibly talented but you knew that already. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. The documentary really shows how well they worked as a team, their voices worked well together, they all were receptive to each members ideas, and they just loved each other. Tears..

They all wrote songs, both together and individually and they supported other members vision – even if that means playing a style they don’t like. They were passionate and, as they say, never really critically acclaimed. They were just popular and they say they felt supported by their fan and that they could do what they wanted and try new things. And it worked. Over 12 years together, and so many great songs on every album!

You can learn all these things and more! Get ready to be hit by a powerful wave of awesome! What do you think?

Snowbird: A Graphic Novel

Hey buddies.

Snowbird is a graphic novel that Erin Wilson wants to write and draw – an admirable feat! She seems to have the story pretty much hashed out, and needs time to get all artistic on it. Erin has a great sense of humour, a large selection of animal hats and a hip bunch of supportive friends. All of these things you can see in this Kickstarter video.

Its well worth watching as an entertaining short film, especially for the bloopers at the end! And it shows us some of the great drawing and colouring she’s capable of.

The plot of the story will be based around Erin’s experiences in the winter of 2010.

New Orleans, and a series of traumatic events took place. I came to town with a broken heart, hoping to find time to recover. What I found instead was a winter where members of my community suffered violent assault, nine people died, our creative efforts during Mardi Gras fell prey to police brutality, ending with a police raid of our infoshop, The Iron Rail Collective. I am writing this story as a witness to the events that took place, but also to remind those who were there about the good things that happened, too.

What seems super great about this project, along with the intense and personal story idea, and the delightful pitch, are the nice touches that tell you its going to be done well. For example on her website, all the little animations for the menus. Maybe I’m just a sucker for cute. Also she also has a time-table planned and accountability in the form of backer access to her progress.

Quirky and professional and interesting. Heres hoping the graphic novel gets made gets made! What do you reckon?