The Bear was transported back to 1984 Los Angeles to capture this retro skater video for the Superstar DJ Steve Aoki. Heavily inspired by the cult film “Thrashin” we created two rival gangs that come head to head at Venice Beach Skate Park in an epic old skool skate off. Aoki is the leader of “The Dimmaks” and they take on featured artist Chris Lake and his gang “The Rampants” – It’s all highly tongue in cheek, we know the skating is pretty bad and the stunt doubles are obviously fake, but it has all been painstakingly created to stay true to the 80’s film style. The thing you may not notice is the awesome edit trickery that hits every beat, hidden beneath an authentic VHS grade.
Behind the scenes
Check out Steve Aoki’s behind the scenes video on his YouTube page
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