COMMENTARY: 90s Skateboarding Culture Lives on with new Wooden Camera VX Mic
As any child of 90s skate culture can tell you, the grungy handheld camcorder videos served as both a huge part of the inspiration and part of the DIY attitude. There was just something about those early homemade cassettes that captured the authenticity of the skateboarding experience.
It also gave a whole generation a first taste of the independent filmmaking bug as the resident “video expert” in any friend group had to problem solve issues like lighting, smooth movement and perhaps the most challenging – sound.
Now, fast forwarded into the modern world of digital filmmaking where DIY gear is readily available and indie filmmaking resources abound, we find brands harkening back to their early roots by creating nostalgic-minded products to help relieve the original glory days – or perhaps help a new, younger problem-solving generation.
Image credit: No Film School