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.
To celebrate Heitors first Pro Shoe he does what he does best.
A video by Austin Bristow.
A video with an almost spiritual vibe at times, artsy at other times but not without some of your favorite skaters doing some nice tricks spread throughout!
We can praise this series for the cool talking that Mark Gonzales does but this episode stands out for his skating as well.
This has probably been both his best footage recently and at the same time our favorite thing Torsten Frank has made recently as well.
A very dope squad went to some great places to celebrate 2 really cool editions of their superstar classic. All in all a fun to watch, successful project.
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.
Seeing Rory skating a pool alone should make you want to watch this video. Besides that, it has Heitor and Lucien in it!
A 15-minute journey into one of the least explored (in skating) parts of the world. One of the nicest details about adidas projects is how the always change the language on the tongue of the shoe to the language of the region.
From skating to painting pants with Mark the Gonz this all was a joy to watch. The /// & Torsten Frank did a good job on this one.
Kaio, Heitor, Nora, Nestor & Jack.
Palace first went to Japan and then introduces a new guy on the team back in Britain. Good concept. Now, you might wanna see who it is, right!?
Feat.: Lucien Clarke, Juan Saavedra, Rory Milanes, Dany Brady, Benny Fairfax, Chewy Cannon, Jamal Smith, Heitor Da Silva & Evan Mock.
Bloby’s Hadrien Buhannic just released a new stand alone project featuring a lot of well known faces. You don’t wanna miss that one!
Feat.: Auguste Bouznad, Greg Cuadrado, Heitor DaSilva, Gunes Ozdogan & many more!
Peter Deigaard’s new edit explains the best why we are missing the summer. It also comes with a pretty heavy line-up. Feat.: Heitor da Silva, Tobias Herb-Simeon, Andrew Wilson, Ville Wester, Mads Hemmingsen, Herman Bjørn, Mads Schumacher, Samuel Norgren, Jan Henrik, Hugo Boserup and Emile Laurent.
Parade is a new online platform that lets you shop online from some of the best skate shops in the world. Heitor is a new addition to their team and to celebrate they put out a solid minute of footage.
What is there left to be said about his kid that has not already been said? Actually, the nicest thing about Heitor is that he didn’t say much himself, he just showed us all.
Adidas has known and Palace got hip to it not that long ago too but if you, yourself didn’t know yet, now you do!
adidas Skateboarding is closing their year of strong with this Paris video, To be honest, they have just the right balance when it comes to Euro – US team mates for a feat like this. Enjoy this little gem!
Heitor looks amazing in this but where is Dennis Busenitz, haven’t seem him in a minute.
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.
We told you about Henry Forsnor’s aka Baeonci’s new project he is working on. Well, that’s in the past now since it just got released. To put it into Henry’s words:
Sorry I can’t afford the fisheye.
A skateclip produced in Malmö during summer 2018.
Made by Henry Forsnor.
For business inquiries: email@example.com.
(In order of appearance)
Axel Berggren – @axlbbb
Axel Källmen -@axelkallmen
Elias Mensi – @elias_mensi
Hjalte Halberg – @hjaltehalberg
Fernando Bramsmark – @daaarkness
Heitor Da Silva – @heitordasilva
Oscar Säfstöm – @oskarsafstrom
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg – @oskarrozenberg
Vincent Huhta Hasselberg – @v.uhh
S/O to the whole Malmö scene. We are watching you!
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.