Usually, most skateboard shorts and team showcases fall under a general visual recipe, choosing to focus almost entirely on the skater and his or her abilities, rather than add elements that may distract the viewer from the video’s purpose. So, it goes without saying that when something along the lines of filmmaker Russell Houghten‘s short entitled Open Horizon
comes along, it’s refreshing.
Houghten was able to put his unique stamp on the genre by combining time-lapse footage with real time skating, meshing both fairly seamlessly and accomplishing a visual experience that ultimately complimented the action taking place. Take a look: