Slide like a fresh pair of gators

December 3rd, 2010 | 3:10 pm | Video & Remixes | 10 Comments

The 2000s summarized in one, technology encompassing shoebox — physical CD mixtapes, 3.5″ harddrives, and a grip of unmarked Mini DV tapes.

This site has never been about technological allegiances, but if the more candid, less-ambitious skateboard endeavors that make their way to this website can be shot on either of these two devices, as opposed to something that contributes to the rising need for Mini-DV-containing shoebox storage, so be it. Quartersnacks is filmed largely on a damn Canon Mini DV camera, so if you’re looking for video quality, you’ve been coming to the wrong place for quite some time. That being said, this clip has all the expected hallmarks of a digi-cam clips: skateparks, heads being cut off, feet being cut off, 12th & A, annoying security guards asking why you’re trying to put them on YouTube (you know everyone is on the lookout for the next Bush video), skating the suburbs and crashing into Lexuses, and an ensemble of other don’t-take-it-too-seriously-isms.

This clip was filmed by Josh Velez. Features Yaje Popson, Emilio, Corey Rubin, Alex, Matthew Mooney, Charles Lamb, Galen Dekemper, Josh Velez, DJ Roctakon, Pryce Holmes, Ty Lyons, Alex Mosley, Andre Page, and Ritch Swain.

Velez’s Corner Volume 1 can be found here. Uploading this one to YouTube now.

On a 24-Hour, Quarter Snack Diet

June 15th, 2010 | 1:55 pm | Video & Remixes | 4 Comments

Photo by Jason Lecras

It seems like everybody with an iPhone or an extraneous TD Bank account yielding a free Flip Cam has a video blog nowadays. And while it’s fairly clear that nobody involved with Quarter Snacks is a technology nut (the clips are filmed with a camera that has been more or less out of general use by skateboarders since 2005, so you can draw your own conclusions, plus I was running Final Cut 3 up until a few weeks ago), it is safe to say that the advent of the recently announced savior of the human race (“Oh there’s a new app that stops the BP oil spill”), will only increase the ease with which video updates make their way to the internet. Not that we have ever pledged the infamous “if you’re don’t own an Apple, you’re better off with a pen and a legal pad” philosophy that seems to exist in certain circles, or the Switch Mike equivalent, “any phone that isn’t an iPhone is useless” sort of thinking, but that phone is absolutely insane. If it’s as good in low-light settings as it claims to be (it won’t), there will be a handycam snacks clip every week. I mean, there’s a skateboarder in the picture for it, so clearly, the thing is made for filming skateboarding. Let’s just hope that the 5G has a screenshot of the Black Filmer blog in the ad campaign for it.

Anyway, there’s a new flip cam footage clip up. Filmed by Josh Velez, featuring all the staples of flip cam and cell phone clips: TF footage, 12th & A footage, McCarren Park footage, double angles, poorly lit spots, Billy Dee Williams spewing racial epithets about Italians, and several other pleasant surprises.

Features Matthew Mooney, Ty Lyons, Josh Velez, Brian Delatore, Curtis Rapp, Sweet Waste, Keith Denley, Black Dave, (Andre Paige BGPs), Miles Marquez, Kevin Tierney, Adrian Vega, Andrei Kirilenko, Zerred Basset, Ritch, Alex Mosley, and Ben Nazario.

In addition to that, today marks THE MUSIC EVENT OF THE CENTURY or something like that (at least if you let “leading industry experts” tell it), and it taught us that Drake somehow has male fans. Or, male fans that aren’t Switch Mike. So we had to include something to “fix” one of his songs, since you know, they all sound better when they’re not his songs. Buy Pastor Troy’s album instead.

Anyways, the clip and download link is embedded after the jump.