The Raw World of Street Skating in East L.A.

More

Shot entirely from a moving vehicle, director Colin Kennedy follows Austen Gillette as he whirls by speeding cars, cross-country teams, and day laborers in neighborhoods of downtown and historic East Los Angeles. Quik, a video collaboration between Quiksilver and The Berrics, gives us a unique and mesmerizing glimpse into the gritty world of street skating. 

For behind the scenes footage of the making of Quik with Austen Gillette, visit their site.

Via Vimeo’s Staff Picks.

Jump to comments

Alessandra Ram is a former writer and producer for The Atlantic Video Channel. Her work has also appeared in Foreign Policy.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Why Do Men Assume They're So Great?

Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of this month's Atlantic cover story, sit down with Hanna Rosin to discuss the power of confidence and how self doubt holds women back. 


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

Video

Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

Video

What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

Writers

Up
Down

Just In