Written and directed by industry pioneer Arlo Eisenberg, edited by rollerblading’s most influential filmmaker Joe Navran (FOR II, Elements, Coup De Tat) and produced by Mindgame’s Shane Coburn, “What Do You Believe In?” set out to completely re-imagine what a rollerblading video could be.
“What Do You Believe In?” features five of the brightest stars in rollerblading: Brian Shima, Jon Elliott, Josh Petty, Rachard Johnson, and Jaren Grob. The video focuses on their skating, which is some of the best ever captured on film, but it is complemented by a surreal story line which weaves in and out of their sections.
“What Do You Believe In?” is not a narrative story in the conventional sense, nor is it a standard skate video neatly divided into rider’s sections. It is a low budget, experimental, artistic interpretation of skating that does not merely break all of the rules but seems to be completely unaware of them altogether.
The skating alone would rank “What Do You Believe In?” among the best videos ever made, but add to that its artistic vision and its fearless conviction to add something completely new to the rollerblading landscape and what you’ve got is an instant classic. “What Do You Believe In?” is a landmark video and a must have for any rollerbladers collection.
- Intro: Joy Division – Ceremony.
- Brian Shima 1: My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult - A Daisy Chain for Satan.
- Brian Shima 2: Ozzy Osborne – I Just Want You.
- Rachard Johnson 1: Hi Tek – Scratch Rappin.
- Rachard Johnson 2: Trick Daddy – I’m a Thug.
- Josh Petty 1: Kurupt ft. Daz, Roscoe, Jayo, Bad Azz: Who Ride Wit’ Us (remix).
- Josh Petty 2: N/A.
- Josh Petty 3: Pink Floyd – The Nile Song.
- Jon Elliot: Samhain – Let the Day Begin.
- Jaren Grob: Metallica – Orion.
- Credits: – Out of Sync.
Previously: Arlo Eisenberg Explains Everything About the Video ‘What Do You Believe In’ - Winterclash 2018 Panel.
That time Arlo Eisenberg came to Toronto (Canada), back in the summer of 1996. More Oldschool goodies on the Villionaires Youtube Channel.
This year’s Winterclash was different and filled with panels and other interactive events. Watching Arlo Eisenberg talk about all the details of What Do You Believe In was seriously awesome and it right after this he did a Q&A which you can also hear in this audio file.
What Do You Believe In? (2001) - Full Video + Soundtrack.
“Greets from Winterclash! This is madness. A whole crew of Arlos, circa 1990s Hoax II. Swipe to see some of the amazing details (Instagram), like Pawn wristguards and a “Best Sideburns” X Games gold medal!” - Arlo Eisenberg.
WeDOTHISprods - 4k blading edit
Junior Finals - Best Of Winterclash 2018 by Skamidan
Winterclash 2018 - BlackMetal Edition by ReaperDaddy
My little edit for my memories of Winterclash 2018. Apologies for my musical taste! Music credits: Lutece - The last standing flag.
Skaters.ru documented their journey to the Winterclash 2018 (in russian, Google translation) ; Chihiro Azuma announced her 2nd place in the women pool on Chimera-union.com (japanese language, video) ; As.com posted an article about Sara Vilella (spanish, Google translation).
Livestream archives: Blading.nl |
One Mag (both on Facebook).
Photo: Brandon Smith (Instagram).
Blading.nl will cover the whole event like last year, you can check here for the livestreams. Thanks guys!
Flashback: Miguel Ramos shared this video interview of Arlo Eisenberg (1995) for ESPN.
X-Games 1996, french broadcast (M6) with interviews of Chris Edwards, Arlo Eisenberg, Rene Hulgreeen & more.
The video stops shaking at 0:30. Video courtesy of Chris Creative (Vimeo).
I am in a fantasy football league: the Blading Football League, with a bunch of other older rollerbladers (some older than others), Jon Julio is the Commissioner. The penalty for getting last place is you have to post a skating edit. A couple of seasons ago I (allegedly) finished last. This is my attempt to settle my dues. PS: I won the league this year. My team is Los Fancy Boys. We are the reigning BFL Champs. - Arlo Eisenberg.
Todd and Joey watch the 1996 rollerblading video “Fast Shoes” by T-Bone Films. Produced by Craig Caryl, camera man: Jose Cuervo, cinematography: Evan Stone.
Arlo Eisenberg was once dubbed the face and voice of his generation and his story sounds like the best 90’s movie that was never made. Arlo, the punk rock kid from Texas drops out of the University of Texas and moves to California to become a star in a sport that isn’t really a sport yet. He arrives on Venice Beach, gets “found” and blows up to be a global sensation who lives a life that is every 13 year old’s fantasy. Along the way he stirs up a national controversy, hosts the X-Games and rides off into a world of graphic design. - Michael Powell.
Check the podcast on Thepowellmovement.com.
I’m honored to have been interviewed for Michael Powell’s “The Powell Movement” podcast. We went pretty deep into the history books for this one, like all the way back to how my parents met and what I was doing before I discovered rollerblades. But it really does give some insight into the very early days of rollerblading and my career. Enjoyed the chat very much. Hope you enjoy it as well. - Arlo Eisenberg.