I clearly remember when this project started, I was talking to Leon Rudolph and I asked: “Why don’t you do full-length videos anymore?” He answered: “Right now, I just don’t want to wait to put something out.” Leon did do a lot this year, he did some stuff for Converse Cons, Cleptomanicx and a couple of independent short videos. So an idea crept into our mind, what if we ask Leon to remix his 2016 work into one longer project? He loved the idea, and from that moment we started to talk regularly about the project, Leon would bring up ideas and started working on the project, he even found a date and a location to premiere the project. Yesterday the video had its premiere in Kassel it premiered together with Jonathon the Dog’s new project. So with, that out the way we are proud to introduce to you Leon Rudolph’s newest project “U Already Know” for PLACE, Enjoy!
Featuring: Danny Sommerfeld, Jonas Hess, Jan Hoffmann, Daniel Pannemann, Hyun Kummer (Versace_Germany), Jun Kummer (Seoul_air), Steffen Grap, Franz Grimm, Max Sand, Moritz Alte and much more.
When we were in Russia working on our PLACE PROJECT RUSSIA issue we saw and heard about a lot of people. One of those people was Dmitry Zabozlaev a.k.a. Dimzerz. Now if you pay attention to our Instagram and Thrashers Skateline you might have seen him pop up on your screen. He is a big part of the new generation of young skaters and filmers who are creating in their own style, the cool thing about this movement is that there seem to be no borders for them. They all know each other via the internet and they feed of each others momentum, style and tricks. That doesn’t mean that there is no Russian flavor to what Dmitry is doing it means that the focus lies on looking outward instead of staying in their own clique and looking inwards. We asked Dimzerz to write a small text to go along with this online premiere of his new video “Troica”. Enjoy.
The Filming process for “Troica” was very interesting and fun for me and although my VX1000 sometimes didn’t work and glitched a lot, I still love it and think this is still the best camera to capture skateboarding with.
We’ve been filming for “Troica” from March up until November 2015. The video was shot in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, just traveling from spot to spot with the gang trying to get clips. Unfortunately for me, there was nobody who could really film me, so most of the time I had to stay behind the lens. In the end I did managed to get a couple clips anyway here and there (laughs).
We found the name “Troica” by accident. One day the guys and me were chilling at Dilip & Philipp’s place and wanted to give our crew a name. They found an old Trofim’s tumblr and it was called “Troica”, they really liked the name and stared using it everywhere. Me personally, I think that “Troica” just sounds cool (laughs).
“Troica” features : Dilip Kharel, Philipp Kharel, Trofim Ovchinnikov, Andrey Kotlyarovsky, Dmitry Zabozlaev, Vladislav Baranov, Rodion Yusupov, Gleb Bukhgolts and some Friends. The video has a special appearance from Marcel Burkhart (aka sk8ordont), it was really fun to meet and skate with you dude!
You can check out Dimzerz old video ｏ Ｏ \ | / Ｏ ｏ by clicking here
52 Minuten Skateboarding, fast ausschließlich in Berlin gefilmt. Alex Siegfried, Adrian Neef, Stevie Schmidt, Vincent Heller uvm. liefern erneut den Beweis ab, wie spotreich die Hauptstadt ist. Gefilmt und geschnitten wurde der Streifen von Dirk Lamprecht.