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Video: Blue

blue
/bluː/
adjective

I. of a colour intermediate between green and violet, as of the sky or sea on a sunny day.
“the clear blue sky”

II. (of a person or mood) melancholy, sad, or depressed.
“he’s feeling blue”

Filmed across NSW, Australia, BLUE is the latest short from Dom West, following Joe Atkinson, a professional Inline Skater at the peak of his athletic abilities. In a sport that is all too often overlooked or misrepresented, through Joe’s movements, the film attempts to showcase both the artistic aesthetic and the meditative state that the act of inline skating offers. 

Over the past two decades Dom’s passion for the moving image has developed into an obsession. A self-taught filmmaker with strong roots in extreme sports productions, Dom combines the aesthetic of DIY documentary filmmaking with high end cinematography.​

Featuring | Joe Atkinson
Directed by | Dom West
Produced by | Vine St Cinema
Music by | Borrtex & Survive

Running time: 9:41

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Blue (stillshot)

4 comments on “Video: Blue

  1. kim4true
    July 24, 2020

    Interesting. I love watching Joe Atkinson skate, but I asked myself “why?” as in why devote your life to this sort of activity. As I formulated that thought, the video offered me part II, which answered my question. It’s a meditation. These devotees to this sport and the other similar sports like snow boarding, are like monks. Their lives are meditations, and we spectators are invited to experience a tiny portion of their ability to flow with the universe.

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  2. johnlawsonpoet
    July 24, 2020

    Reblogged this on Site Title.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Susan
    July 24, 2020

    Mesmerizing. Love this.

    Liked by 1 person

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