Bay 198 is a skate park in Lincoln, NE inside a shopping mall. It was founded by Mike Smith as a non-profit organization. It’s goal is to provide a safe, positive environment for young people where they can become better at skating and strengthen their character.
Our goal in this video was to take a new approach to skateboarding videos, which you typically see shot with wide-angle lenses to fast music. We took an evening at Bay 198 with a DSLR camera, selected an energetic but subdued song, colored the footage with light blues and greens to compliment the graffiti background, added real and artificial slow motion, and this is the result. The overall tone was designed to reflect an idea that skateboarding at Bay 198 can be a peaceful, even therapeutic experience.