Frederik Andersen AKA Fredwart is back with a vengeance. He has got that eye and that Scandi swagger when it comes to building an edit. Featuring probably the most Gangsta-ass Heitor Da Silva moment since he started skating for Palace Skateboards. That moment alone shows you that Fredwart wants you to have the feeling of what it is like to be with the crew. Just one of the homies, but these homies skate like in the big leagues. We asked Fred to tell us a bit about how this video came to be so either press play or put on your glasses and start reading below.
Film, Edit & Photography by Frederik Andersen.
Intro by Roland Hoogwater.
Hi, readers of Place Magazine. My videos are a sort of homage to my friends. Nothing feels better than showing people around the world how much fun we are having fooling around on these street spots in Malmö & CPH.
Filming in the streets in 2020 was a bit different than ever before. I was kind of caught up at work while making a documentary on the side. I wasn’t really feeling the process when I went out filming at the beginning of this video. But as always at some point, I got inspired to put something new together. We began filming more especially me and my friend Noah Vester. Some days we spent just biking around the city not knowing what to skate, others days were more like missions.
Do you want to know something special about Fred? He cut off a small part of his finger Cleaning his bike chain. His friend saved it and gave it to him in a jar. Now it sits there in his home.Ville Wester about his friends body part collection.
What inspires me the most during the editing is the moment when it comes down to selecting the music. I love when skate clips have all these different types of music that transport all these different emotions into your head. What I like is to be surprised by people’s music selection as well as surprising others with the music I choose to use. In this video for instance, I like going from a “Queen” track to some synthesizer sounds my friend mixed together. Those moments provide a lot of different vibes to the viewer. That way I feel that it reaches a wider audience, instead of only using music from The Smiths or something in that genre of music.
I like to think of my edits as small documentaries or music-videos so that everyone can enjoy them both skaters and muggles. I want to show people a nice vibe with my work. I get a much better feeling from watching a video with a bunch of friends fooling around in the streets having a ton of fun. Compared to watching some skate-part with only difficult stair tricks and tech ledge skating. That’s just not my experience.
Noah is losing his mind on the internet, It’s dope! Sending crazy Cat videos to everyone.Ville Wester about Noah Vester.
Now a day, most of my friends have a lot of projects they are working on, whether it’s making music, doing art, or something entirely different, but at the end of the day, we all have skateboarding as a shared passion, it is our Part Time Lover.
David Jakinda, Vincent Huhta, Josef Scott Jatta & Axel Berggren skating Sweden’s Capital city. Jakinda can’t do no wrong!
A Swedish masterpiece by Fritte Soderstrom presented by our friends over at FREE.
Featuring Martin Sandberg, Nisse Ingemarsson, Hampus Jansson, Sebastian Ström, Konrad Annerud, Simon Karlsson, Josef Skott Jatta, Daniel Grönwall, Vilbur Fritzon, Viktor Castro, Mario Eriksson, Axel Lindquist, Simon Hallberg, Vincent Huhta & Axel Berggren.
Baeonci is back with a whole new thing Eva Skateboards! Featuring the people you want to be featured in Henry’s work. It is exciting to see the kids do their own stuff. Let’s see where they go with it.
Axel Berggren, Louis Wood, Sebbe Dianof, Elias Mensi, Vincent Huhta, Adde Kamlid, Gabriel Viking, Ice Surat Sriphadungm,
Axel Källmén, Eric Hedberg, Mateo Bergil, Alex “Plankton Andersson, David Lindahl, Moshe Beskow, Eliott Toiminen, Axel Berggren and Jonathan Sjöberg.
Remember when Chad Muska said:
“Yeah, the radio… the Ghettoblaster just is a must on the session, man!”Chad Muska, 1999, Feedback.
Well, it seems like this new generation is edging in closer to that feeling Chad had when he said that. Because Oscar Säfström basically told us the same thing:
“It was all filmed at a schoolyard in Stockholm, Sweden, me and Axel Berggren filmed, we put the speaker on full volume, cracked some beers on the spot and made this video.”Oscar Säfström, 2020.
Now, in the end, Vincent Huhta’s noseslides may not be as big and he still hasn’t landed a Nollie Flip to Wheelie but the spirit is there and it is nice to see the future taking skateboarding to a very fun level.
Shoutout to these youngsters for giving us all that let’s go skate feeling:
Oscar Säfström, Axel Berggren, Gabriel Viking, Vincent Huhta & Sebastian Lundström.
Of course, some of his homeys have now become household names but the video shows that the bond is strong between these people and Stockholm as a whole seems like a pretty tight scene.
One last thing, it is not easy to change your style from video to video but with this one, we do see Sean attempting to engage in new styles to grow and that is lovely to see.
Baeonci is back with a new edit featuring all of our favorite skaters. We will be back in CPH/Malmö soon, hit our line.
Feat.: Heitor Da Silva, Ville Wester, Axel Berggren, Vincent Huhta & many more.
A new Baeonci production straight from the mean streets of Malmö featuring some of our favorites.
The third and final installment of a series of collaborative moves that can only be described as bringing the best of both worlds.
Fashion and product design from a company that brings together runway and youth culture combined with the swagger of Portland’s finest, combined with a legend like Eric Koston and you get FRI.day.
Before you press play take a trip down memory lane and check out the first FRI.day 001 video:
Shot in Soulland’s home town of Copenhagen, Denmark. Featuring a strong crew consisting of Eric Koston, Hjalte, Karsten, Hugo, Ville, Jugga & Oski.
Then after we got the sequel with the 002 episode traveling all the way to Eric’s hometown of Los Angeles to show and prove that the first one was not a fluke. Check out our little talk with one of PLACE’s favorites Ville Wester here.
And now we are at the third and final stop, a stop that unlike the first two doesn’t visit a person but visits Soulland’s own Silas Adler’s home of inspiration, Tokyo. We like you are excited so press play and let the FRI.day venom spike into your veins 🐍
Freshly graduated from Bryggeriets Gymnasium, Frederik Andersen took his Panasonic HVX200 and his
Feat.: Peter Deigaard, Asger Thomsen, Eliott Toiminen, Noah Vester, Thomas Samuel, Oliver Knap, Axel Berggren, Julius Rohrberg, Max Rohrberg, Ville Wester & William Asmussen.
#Scandireport from the BBC featuring the future of European skateboarding. Enjoy!
Aaaaand we are back with another update from the Scandinavian front!
Obviously, we have written many times about the amazing skill level of the people up north but Oscar Säfström’s ollie at Besos puts him in a league with the OG Reese Forbes!
Pop like that is not learned you are born with it and Oscar is making himself stand out by using it. Enjoy the video.
I once asked Bryggeriet teacher and main figure on the trigger John Dalqvist what his kids get fed during those lunch breaks because almost every single one of the kids can really skate. And all he could say was:
“I try to calm them down and tell them to chill during the summer vacation but the just won’t listen!
And to be honest we are glad that they neglected John’s good advice, Jacob Hansson saw a gap in the coverage of the Malmö scene and he jumped into that position and did what we all should do, document what we feel is good skating!
We asked Jacob to introduce himself and his video, so, here it goes!
Intro by Roland Hoogwater
video & main text Jacob Hansson
I’m 22 year old filmer, I born and raised in Uppsala. I moved to Malmö roughly one year ago to study Visual Communication at the University of Malmö. The program incorporates photography, film and illustration.
When I moved to Malmö my friend Oscar Göthlund asked me to help him and his friends film for a project for Skate Malmö. During that period of time I met a lot of locals in Malmö that became my friends. After the project was done I decided that I wanted to make an independent video with the skaters I was hanging out with from the Bryggeriets Gymnasium.
My goal for this edit was to give the young and upcoming generation a new plattform, one to get them recognized and secondly, to give them something to work for. I feel there’s a lot of skaters in this project that don’t get recognized. Some of them never had the opportunity to film street because there are simply not enough filmers in Malmö. Other than that we made this clip just for the love of skating and filming 😉
A fun little backstory about the clip when Magnus Boen first treyflips a nine stair and then does a 360 inward heelflip down another nine stair.
Magnus told me of this line that had been in his mind for a long time. During the time I was visting my parents in Uppsala and Magnus was graduating that week in Malmö. Magnus planned to move back to Norway the day after the graduation, so, time was very limited and I thought we wouldn’t be able to film the line. But he wanted to get the line more than anything and I couldn’t resist to book a ticket to Malmö one day earlier then planned just to get the line. When I arrived to Malmö that evening Magnus showed up to the spot and started trying it immediately. He managed to get the line but tried at least for another two hours to get a cleaner one. He was sore at his graduation but was still stoked to get the line. But I think Magnus knows who to call if he ever finds himself in Malmö and wants another round on that spot.
Honestly, watching overproduced skate video projects is a horrible thing. There is so much to do wrong and so little to do right. Lately, we are really into the simple stuff, the random clips and the “let the big camera in the bag” kind of edits.
Henry aka. “Baeonci” is dropping a new video soon and here is some “trowout” feat.: Elias Menzi, Axel Berggren, Heitor Da Silva, Oscar Säfstöm, Axel Källmen, Andrew Wison and Moshe.
What comes out of Bryggeriet after filmers like Tor Ström? And who is next up after Heitor Da Silva, Ville Wester, Sondre and Amandus Mortensen? Maybe Frederik Andersen and his crew of young bucks.
Fred reached out to us via the gold standard of co-signs namely his vice principal John Dahlquist and if John likes it then there must be something there, he raised or at least tried to educate all of these beasts.