08.09.10 by Jeff


“Ride”, a skateboard film directed by Garth Davis, featuring Steve Berra and an amazing cast of Mexican skaters. Everyone is talking about the recent Lakai video with the fire in the warehouse but this is roughly 1,000 times more engaging.

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Watch the short film below!

The film is sponsored by a certain energy drink but I’m all for advertising moving in this direction if it means less emphasis on branding and more on the artistic integrity.

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Eric

    link to the lakai video?

  • http://www.deptm2.com mike

    I totally agree I tried to watch the Lakai video yesterday and just couldn’t get thru it, I found it way to boring, although I did really like the older first Lakai video that Spike Jonze did.

    This “ride” short is just really good also def check out the two other videos that were done in conjunction with this in promoting the new Coke Burn drink

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      the Hot Chocolate dvd that Spike did awhile ago had some nice flaming skateboard sequences – some of this stuff is pretty ridiculous though, im not even talking about the composited footage (ie building jump) – the sequence on the roofs of the vehicles is great

      • billy is god

        so the building jump isnt real?

  • http://sone-van-zyl.blogspot.com polli

    What a inspirational blog, thanks for sharing

  • http://heartbeast.net Robert

    Best use of flames in a skate video. Everything is real. No 3D.


    Haven’t thought of this video in years. Sooooooo 90s.

  • http://www.kennethglenn.com Kenny Glenn

    pretty good video. dig the song.

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  • lapetitefaon

    So, the scope of this is impressive, but…nothing tops the Lakai Fully Flared intro with M83 as the soundtrack!!!! like butterflies every time, so unbelievably gorgeous! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK4opM_i9z0 SIIIIIIGHS

  • james

    does anybody no the name of the song?? really enjoyed the short film

  • http://aidyreviews.net Aidy

    Sadly the video isn’t available anymore :/

25.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most creative image makers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Adeyemi Adegbesan, known to most as @soteeoh (“so T.O.” as in Toronto) give you a taste of the city through his lens.

Watch the video below!

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25.11.15 by Staff

Stunning White Paper Sculptures by German Artist Angela Glajcar


Gorgeous work by German sculptor, Angela Glajcar. Her latest work features reams of layered and torn white paper, which create a captivating tunnelling effect. “Weiss Ist Das Neue Schwarz” (or “White is the New Black”) is on view at the Heitsch Gallery in Munich. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

You can watch a preview of Jessica Hische’s class below!

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jon McNaught


Love this series of puddles by illustrator Jon McNaught. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Casey Gray


Paintings by artist Casey Gray, who lives and works in San Francisco. More images below.

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