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?

Life In A Day – A Documentary

Hey Amikoj thats Esperanto for ‘friends.’

On the 24th of July 2010 hundreds of people filmed their day and answered a the few questions at the bottom of this post. They sent that footage to Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald. Edited by Joe Walker.

Their movie on Documentary Heaven of shots from these films, showing parts of everyday lives of normal people. Life In A Day. They have worked will with participants opposing viewpoints, values and standard of living. They have done reasonably well with limiting bias.

It is unexpectedly emotional, unexpectedly visually stunning, unexpectedly diverse. Its unexpectedly shocking, and unexpectedly unsentimental.

It shows moments in many peoples lives that they have filmed. Some are magical – like children declaring their love for their parents. Some are truly sad, involving death and rejection. Some are alarming, like poverty and violence. Some are disturbing, like animal cruelty.

So many people open up their hearts, and their fears and their angst to the camera – and its really real and honest and sad and uplifting. Its really relatable.

Really its surprising. Every emotion you could experience is in this movie. Unexpectedly – thanks YouTube community!

There are some graphic sceens. If you want to NOT see a cow being badly slaughtered tortured skip from :42:00 to :45:00. Also, if you don’t like music telling you how to feel – turn the sound down. 

Have you seen it? How were you left feeling afterwards? Happy? Heartbroken? Pensive? Motivated? Me too.

What do you have in your pocket? Notes. What do you love? The power of books. What do you fear? Humans.