Video of the day: Hawaii longboarding, Big Island and Oahu

This Hawaii longboarding video, released by Original Skateboards, adds another piece of evidence to my ongoing case that skateboarding videos, as well as videos centered around outdoor activities, are one of the coolest ways to experience a travel destination through video. Although the destination itself isn’t often the focus of the shots in these videos, the destination is always there. And make no mistake, filmmakers producing videos like these take location largely into account and shoot accordingly. This video was filmed on Hawaii‘s Big Island and Oahu. From Mauna Kea to Kona, and from Waikiki to North Shore, this nearly 6 minute long video takes you through a journey that will show you gorgeous shots of Hawaii, even when they’re appearing in peripheral view. Enjoy.

Video of the day: skateboarding in South Asia

Visualtraveling – ‘Holy Cow’ from Patrik Wallner on Vimeo.

Visualtraveling created this ten minute film piece titled ‘Holy Cow’ with footage from travels centered around skateboarding in South Asia. The documented journey took place over the course of a month. This video features, primarily, awesome shots of skateboarders boarding in cool places, doing neat things with their skateboards–the kinds of things I most certainly do not know how to do. The video also features non-skateboarding things. Stunning landscape shots, interesting architecture, bright colors, unique cars and other vehicles, and crowds of spectators complete this ‘skateboarding’ video which, like so many skateboarding videos, is equally functional as a travel video.