In a world of 15-second Instagram clips and constant social media churn, here’s a silver platter of Canadian BMX videos from recent months. This is the Northern Embassy’s Video Round Up.
Well, if you’re doing anything at all, stop it this second. Andrew Schubert has graced the internet with his drop dead gorgeous video, Fictional Finalism. If you aren’t familiar, get familiar. Full sections and mix sections from the west coast’s finest, put together with love by Mr. Schubert himself.
P.S. for those of you that couldn’t spend the whopping $7 for a download when it came out a few months back, Hango will be visiting you in your sleep.
Riding from: Jason Teet, Wink Grant, Chris Cadot, Riley Abramyk, Matt Desson, Carl Arnett, Isaac Barnes, Jack Leonard, Austin Mazur, Ky Brisebois, Andrew Schubert, Brad Hill, Owen Dawson, Jordan Hango and more.
Dwok/Pole Jam’s/Dabventure’s Mason Gray finds time to shred in between being an all around bad ass/ BMX enthusiast and has earned himself a spot on the Make. Put together by none other than Jack Leonard, you know this is not your typical cookie cutter edit. Check back soon for a feature we’ve been cooking up with Mason for a couple weeks now.
Oh man. DWOK master mind, Jack Leonard, just dropped this tight as hell video filmed by Mason Gray and edited by himself. Starts off with some awesome, Odyssey commercial inspired animations that Jack created of himself riding, then moves into a minute of fresh cruising in a timeless style. If you have a head on your shoulders you’ll hit that play. Great watch, will watch again, so will you.
I suck at video descriptions, normally I would go with something along the lines of “I made this video of my friends biking because it’s fun.” But I feel like I could probably say something slightly more interesting about this one. Basically I spent the summer carrying my VX around, annoying as many people as I could to let me film them. After about a dozen mini DV tapes, a broken ribbon cable in my viewfinder and a few trips; (Montreal, Toronto, London and a couple other places) I somehow I ended up with 8 and a half minutes of footage. So thanks to everyone who was down to film something for this! *praying hands emoji* And thanks to the Long Island connects aka The Whammo squad for sending a bunch of awesome clips through. Also massive thanks to Jeremy Deme for letting me premiere this on the site, and for being the man and holding down The Embassy for the last 5 years.
Jack is everything good in BMX; creative, humble, positive, artistic, talented, and the list goes on. It’s also no secret that we are huge fans of the DWOK squad and everything they do. While in Montreal recently we met up with Jack and got a talking. We could not think of a better person to do a Q&A with during our 5 year anniversary. Take notes kid.
Photos by Mason Gray and Mitch Oudshoorn
Here’s a few reasons you shit hit play and watch MacNeil’s Any Means Necessary, if you haven’t seen it already on DVD:
– NE’s own Zach Rampen edited the entire video and did an amazing job. Getting footage from many different filmers in an assortment of formats could not have made this an easy task for Zach.
– Chris Silva put his heart and soul into his part spending months searching and clipping up. Easily a NORA cup nominated part and Silva’s best section, which says alot. (Starts at 22:15)
– Classic Jaumell Campbell, Greg Flag and Sam Lowe footy