One of the best things about moving through time is that you get to see things move, change, and evolve through ups and downs. Paul Herrmann has had a long and hard-fought road to where he is now as a director working for many a famous fashion house or other big brands. Still, he knows where he comes from, and who he came up with. Thus in a way, this video is an homage to all of that road he has traveled together with his friends.
it is lovely to see, it is his best work (in skating) yet and it shows that you do what you do because you love to do it. Enjoy!
Paul Herrmann has been working with us for years now and even though this is not an edit for Place we still feel close to Paul’s work. And in our opinion this is Paul’s best work yet, from the filming, the trick, spot and song selection everything works well.
Special shoutout has to go to T-Time aka Tommy Habermann who has gone the extra mile for this edit and made us want to see more.
We are happy to present a new Video by Paul Hermann titled: “Transit Ride” filmed in the US – New York and LA to be exact. Since he’s been traveling for quite a while, we thought to ask him about the recent project and everything else he’s been up to lately.
Interview by Moritz Alte
Photos by Paul Herrmann
Hey Paul, what are you up to right now?
I’m in Frankfurt right now, for my sisters birthday. I just got back from Rome and I’m going to fly back to Berlin tonight.
Happy Birthday to your Sister!
So, looking at the video it seems like you guys had a pretty good time. Where did you go and which parts of the cities did you stay in, for how long?
Anton (Jäger) and I had an room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We stayed there for over a month. Even though our area was more or less calm, I feel like New York was really loud and hectic.
After that we flew to LA, where we got lucky and stayed in West Hollywood for another month.
I can imagine…Did you feel a different vibe after going to LA?
Yeah as I said. It is a whole different vibe over there. It is almost like going to a different country. It was way warmer and sunnier than New York and it felt even bigger because we spent ages in the car, as everyone does.
In New York you were able to go street skating almost every day. We could just push around and just find spots. Compared to NY, LA was the exact opposite it was pretty chill. We checked our skate map and tried to hit about 2 or 3 spots a day around the same area. Sometimes only one a day.
Okay, so who’s part of the video/who came along on the trip?
Actually, the main part is with all the boys from Germany. They came out to New York for about two weeks. We skated and filmed every day. The first weeks of the whole stay in the US, were the most productive. After the guys left, we still went skating, but it was rather chill. We crossed ways with a lot of skaters from all over the world. Almost everyone got a trick too!
Who would you say has standout appearance in the video?
Luis Waterkamp, Tim Thomas. No cap!
We can agree, always good to see some Wulle (Luis) footage. Steffen (Grap) told me that a car crashed into a Deli, right next to the place they were staying at. Do you have a similar story like that?
(Laughs) What? I didn’t even hear about that!
Actually, it was the whole time that stood out. If I think back now the small things that I enjoyed the most come to mind. For example, the day the other boys left we went to a rooftop and had a slice of pizza at our local spot before they left to the airport. I also loved the trip to Vegas from LA that we did. Even though Vegas itself sucked and I had to drive the whole time, it was sick. We stopped whenever we wanted, in the middle of nowhere. One time we even found an abandoned Motel and skated the pool.
That sounds pretty sick…Any place you would like to go next?
I’d love to go to Valencia with all the homies, but I have to work, unfortunately. Besides that, I don’t have any plans at the moment.
Any projects planned for the future that you can tell us about? You’ve got an exhibition coming up? Tell us a bit about that!
Yes, that’s right. I’m working on an exhibition, including a super 8 video. The whole project is called “I THOUGHT I WAS YOU” and is about my time in the states. I will be finished by the beginning of April or May hopefully. Besides that, I want to keep on traveling, creating and doing what I love.
Sounds really good, we’ll be there. Thank you for being in touch Paul!
Paul Herrmann gets the honor of closing off our year with his best of 2018 montage. The video features some of Berlin’s finest and some of Germany’s best.
To be honest, it is nice to see that young filmers still wait to “build” montages instead of filming for a couple of weekends and then “just putting it out” in a sub-par fashion.
Surprises are nice and we believe in the fact that every skater can have something to add to a montage. To draw a parallel, in a band not everybody can be the lead singer, some people might be drummers or they might not even play any instrument but still, they are an important element of the band.
In “bestof2k18” Herrmann manages to show us all the bits and bobs behind his “band” andwe hope you enjoy the results.
At the end of last week, Tom Weimar contacted us by simply sending us a link to his newest video, something that happens from time to time and is always appreciated. We wrote back telling him that we would check it out tomorrow and he wrote back “😻”.
From the first time we worked with Tom – launching one of his previous projects “ANTR’S MIX” – we knew we were in for a ride. After watching about a minute I wrote him back asking for some more information, you can read his response below:
Intro by Roland Hoogwater.
Text, video and images by Tom Weimar.
When you asked me why I made this video, at first I didn’t really know what to say. Putting out VX1000 style montages every once in a while has kind of become a routine. I do it primarily because I need to go skateboarding to relieve stress and when I go skate – at least during the summer months – I have my VX with me to film the sessions.
This year, around mid-summer, I had a couple of things filmed and a couple of my friends started to get ambitious, thinking about the footage they had and actively trying to get more. Because of them, I started to think about the editing process, selecting music and building a concept.
To be honest, I generally spend more time checking out music online than watching skate videos… Searching for Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul, Experimental etc. is what I spend a lot of time on.
What links this video, “DORI’S DANCE”, to one of my previous ones, “ANTR’S MIX”, is that I wanted to edit the complete montage to the music of one DJ or producer, one whose music I value.
For this project I asked AVBVRN if he would be okay with sending me some of his tracks/bootlegs that could be matched to skate footage. And he did, he sent me some “weirdo” stuff. 🙂
To conclude, not only did I want to include all the skaters that I skate with but also my friend Dori. She is a multi-talent that can both act and dance. Making her part of the video felt natural to me. So, here is “DORI’S DANCE”, enjoy!
Filmed & Edited by Tom Weimar
Additional Filming: Kertan, Martin (Hummus), Paul H.
Avbvrn x Smokepurpp: Seep x 6 Rings (Avbvrn Bootleg)
Lk Jogador, Mc Mary, Mc Wesley & Mc Code x Galcher Lustwerk x Lloyd SB: a Giro Louco x Galcher x 3X23 (Avbvrn Bootleg)
To be young during summer in Berlin, a lovely time, a moment to remember. Paul Herrmann documented his friends and their friends for his newest Berlin edit.
Moritz alte, Luis Waterkamp,Valentin Cafuk, Julian Ruhe, Johannes schirrmeister, Steffen Grap, London Lee, Anton Jäger, Jun Kummer, Wanja Huth, Denzi Bul,Wladimir Hoppe, Arne Stein, Jan Hoffmann, Konrad Waldmann & Basti Eckert.
Today we are proud to present our new series called “Dit is Berlin”, a series consisting of three episodes featuring the /// striped squad.
This summer the adidas team rented out a house in the German capital. Over the course of multiple weeks, an ever-changing group of guys and girls went out with Jon Wolf and Torsten Frank to skate, hang out and of course film. Seemingly as locals, hanging out together with the locals while exploring the city by bike, as Berliners do themselves.
Our first episode focusses on two newer faces, first up is Philip Oehmige. A young Berlin local who knows the city by hand. It is not easy to do new things in your own town but there are some definite surprises in the video.
The second skater may need an introduction for all of you non-German readers. Eric Erhardt is a new face, one to remember. Eric put his best foot forward and came through with some pretty exciting NBD’s on some of the cities most skated spots. We don’t want to spoil it all but he brought home the bacon.
The up and coming episodes of “Dit is Berlin” will show a mixed crew consisting of some of adidas’ Berlin-based team riders and other people that came through and stayed in the apartment. These sessions resulted in 3 episodes documenting skaters like Magnus Bordewick, Marcus Shaw, Niels Bennett as well as German guys like Tjark Thielker, Valerie Rosomako and more.
Starting today every week on Wednesday we will be dropping a new episode for your eyes to enjoy.
Summer is in full effect and thus it is only logical that Paul Herrmann started putting out his column consistently.
Whereas his last video was filmed all over Germany this one takes place in Berlin. Similarly the last one had many people from different crews this one focusses on one crew consisting of a gang of all-star wearing youngsters.
For those of you that follow him, it must come as no surprise that Deniz Bulgurcu has a strong presence in this video. His growth is visible in almost every new clip he puts out. Deniz is one to watch.
Additionally, Paul Herrmann would like to thank Converse for the support.
After a little drought (it was winter after all) Paul Herrmann is back with another episode of his video column and to be honest, we feel like it is his best one yet. Don’t just rely on us though, make up your own mind and watch Kevin Vietzke, Timo Meiselbach, Skkinz, Luis Waterkamp and more in Demain.
Paul Herrmann has been coming through on the regular with his video column and instead of showing another highlight reel from his “Welcome To Franki” project he hits us with a fresh dose of footage. We were positively surprised when we saw Mannheim footy pop up in this edit maybe we will see another one of our columnists in one of Mr. Herrmann’s edits soon.
Featuring: Yunus Ergen, Luis Waterkamp, Tim Thomas, Bernhard Glimm, Marcel and Deo Katunga skating around Mannheim and Frankfurt.
A while back we premiered Paul Herrmann’s video “Welcome to Franki”, at the same time we introduced his video column for PLACE. These raw cuts are a part of that series and they provide you with a great behind the scenes look.
Featuring highlights by Philipp Oehmige, Justin Sommer, Timo Meiselbach, Kalle Wiehn and much more
Today we are premiering “Welcome to Franki” a skateboard video by a young filmer out of Frankfurt named Paul Herrmann. The video was shot in Frankfurt, Berlin, Barcelona and the French capital of Paris. It gives you a good insight into what young German skaters are doing (mostly in Frankfurt and Berlin) but it also has some mainstay people like Kai Hillebrand, Valentin Cafuk, and Timo Meiselbach. All in all we back Paul in his efforts and are proud not only to host the online premiere of his new video but also to welcome him into the PLACE squad. From now on Paul will produce a monthly video column for all of you to enjoy but first things first, take a seat, make yourself comfortable, press play and welcome yourself to Franki.
Valentin Cafuk, Tim Griffel, Luis Waterkamp, Max Barthel, Philipp Weil, Lukas Bergener, Clemens Dembinski, Yunus Ergen, Louis Urban, Anton Jäger, Steffen Grap, Daniel Pannemann, Philipp Oehmige, Johannes Schirrmeister, Deniz Bul, Timo Meiselbach, Rahul Rahman, Nils Hansen, Sascha Scharf, Niklas Stube, Ollie Reinicke, Eric Erhardt, Max Obert, Timo Klein, Kai Hillebrandt, Tom Weimar, Martynas Katauskas, Andrius Kohrs, Tim Thomas, Matthias Ellinger, Kert Hollywood, Luis Kohl.
We would like to introduce our new boy Paul Herrmann, for those of you that are not familiar with his work visit his Youtube channel. Starting next month Paul will have his own monthly video column on the PLACE website. But more importantly this weekend Paul is premiering his newest video project “Welcome to Franki” the premiere will take place this coming Saturday at Bonkers skate shop (September 3rd), the video will be shown between 20:00 and 23:00 PM. For those of you, that want to visit the premiere click here to go to the Facebook event. After the premiere at Bonkers, the people that missed the event can head back over to our website, because the video will have its online premiere right here over at place.tv