Top 5 2000s Skateboard Videos
26 Mar, 2023
Skateboard videos entered a new phase in the 2000s. The new wave of 90s companies had become household names and with it, came bigger budgets and better technology. Digital cameras, non-linear editing and the advent of the Red camera changed how skate videos looked forever. Girl Skateboards, Alien Workshop and DC Shoes all released some of the most iconic videos in skateboarding history. They set a new standard for what could be done on a budget and they pushed skate videos into the internet era.
Here's a look at our top 5 skateboard videos from the 2000's.
Alien Workshop – Photosynthesis
Alien Workshop started the decade with a bang with the release of Photosynthesis. Directed by Joe Castrucci, the artistic editing of Photosynthesis, memorable soundtrack and skateboarding from Anthony van Engelen, Anthony Pappalardo, Kerry Getz, Rob Pluhowski, Fed Gall, Tim O'Connor, and a marked the return of Jason Dill after an extended hiatus from skateboarding combined to make it one of the greatest skateboard videos of all time.
Flip Skateboards – Sorry
Released in 2002, this video features skaters such as Geoff Rowley, Arto Saari, Bastien Salabanzi, Ali Boulala, Tom Penny and Mark Appleyard. Flip Skateboards start the video out referencing their British heritage with a cameo from Jonny Rotten. Sorry is considered one of the most influential skateboarding videos ever made and helped to establish Flip Skateboards as a major player in the industry.
Girl Skateboards – Yeah Right!
Released in 2003, this video featured skaters such as Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Eric Koston, Gino Iannucci and newcomers Paul Rodriguez and Jereme Rogers more. Directed by Ty Evans and Spike Jonze, Yeah Right! lifted the game with HD filming, invisible boards and Hollywood cameos intermingled with ridiculous skateboarding. Girl Skateboards' Yeah Right! is considered one of the most influential skate videos of all time.
DC Shoes - The DC Video
Something must have been in the water in 2003 with DC Shoes releasing "The DC Video". DC co-founder Danny Way introduced the world to the now-famous Mega Ramp which was fittingly premiered in New Zealand on the iMax cinema screen - definitely the first and possibly the only skateboard video ever shown on the screen. The film also featured a standout part from Anthony van Engelen, alongside Robbie McKinley, Brian Wenning, Rob Dyrdek, Danny Way, Colin McKay and more.
Lakai - Fully Flared
Released in 2007, Lakai's Fully Flared features some of the best skaters of the time, including Mike Mo Capaldi, Erik Koston, Alex Olson, Guy Mariano, and Marc Johnson. The video was highly anticipated and did not disappoint, with incredible skateboarding, innovative filming techniques, and a soundtrack that perfectly matched the energy of the skating. Fully Flared helped to establish Lakai as a major player in skateboarding and is still considered one of the best skateboarding videos of all time.
Emerica – Stay Gold
Closing out the decade, Emerica's Stay Gold features skaters such as Leo Romero, Andrew Reynolds, Brandon Westgate, Jerry Hsu and more. Edited by Jon Miner, the psychedelic soundtrack, stylized editing and incredible skateboarding makes Stay Gold one of the best skateboarding videos of all time and helped to solidify Emerica's place as one of the most respected skate companies in the world.
The skate videos of the 2000s helped to shape skateboarding as we know it today. High definition filming, DVD's and the internet changed the way we viewed and consumed skateboarding. From the raw and gritty style of Baker Skateboards to the high production values of Girl Skateboards, these videos pushed the boundaries of what was possible in skateboarding and inspired the next generation of skaters.