vidTO: Downtown Skateboarding Montage


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There are a few things I really like about this Toronto skateboarding video. In addition to what we get, I also appreciate it for what we've been spared. It's tension-free. There's no barrage of painful wipeouts (we get just one), and they've broken out of the mold with the non-abrasive, accompanying soundtrack ("Edge of the Ocean" by Ivy - so very soothing).

Jerry Kosowski and Josh Reaume work the cameras quite well, and some fun time-lapse and reverse play editing are a nice added touch. Wide-angle tracking of skaters Anthony Robert-Frigon, Brandon Baker, Josh Reaume, Nick Mitrovic, and Zac Booth, capture some decent tricks in the foreground of some of Toronto's urban, idyllic landmarks (the CN Tower, the CBC building, and various other skyscrapers in the financial district).

The clincher? The chipmunk-like giggles, and waving and smiling we get as the credits roll. Well done, everyone.

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