Can You Dig It is premiering each section from the Vinyl BMX “LP” DVD that came out a little while back. To kick things off they have the intro and Vince Primel’s section for your viewing pleasure. This whole video is an absolute treat, so make sure you check out each section. I know we’ll have it posted every time a new section comes out!
Interview by Mark Noble
Photos by Brian Yeagle
Over the years, camera and editing technology has advanced at an insane rate. With all of this new technology, filming and editing web edits and DVD’s has become something that just about anyone could pull off if they set their mind to it for a little while. It wasn’t always as easy as it is today where you can film a clip on your iPhone and have people from the other side of the world checking it out 30 seconds later. Tom Arkus is one of the guys in BMX who has been producing edits online and DVD’s way back before you had things so easy. With the release of his new Vinyl “LP” DVD, we figured it would be a great time to get ahold of Tom to find out how he got into the film side of BMX. Check out what he had to say in this fresh round of Firsts!
Over the years there have been plenty of conversations about how DVD’s are dead and how videos coming out are the same thing as what’s coming out online everyday, just a little longer. Which, yeah, you could make some valid points that it is true. But I think this kind of comes full circle with the “print is dead” thing. It’s not that it’s dying out and won’t exist. It’s a product and for people to want to buy it, it needs to be something that doesn’t suck. You can’t keep repeating things forever and if you haven’t noticed, the model for how magazines are distributed has changed up with the times, and I think the same can be said with full-length videos.
I recently got my hands on a copy of the new Vinyl BMX “LP” DVD that I think is a prime example of what I’m trying to say in this intro. So let’s get into this review already…
Vinyl‘s new “LP” DVD is out NOW! Check out this fresh trailer to show you just how good this video is! I am drooling watching this trailer…
“Vinyl “LP” DVD Available Now.
Featuring: Brian Yeagle, Mark Potoczny, Ryan Wert, Tom Arkus, Brad Gibbs, Vince Primel, Jeremy Muller, Ryan Popple, Chris Doyle, Denis Mowgly, Chase Zink, Kevin Porter, Bobby Delaat, and Friends.
For more information visit vinylbmx.com“
I got sucked into this one. Tom Arkus over at Vinyl BMX put together this timelapse from the build process of the new Wheel Mill park. This place looks absolutely PHENOMENAL. I want to ride it sooooo bad. After you check out the video, hit up Can You Dig It for a rad photogallery that goes along with this video.
““Years of riding, months of planning, Mike and Mark Potoczny and Josh Pekich’s trail inspired jump line is constructed before your eyes in mere minutes with the help of Tom Arkus, Burly Matt, and many volunteers. Thanks to Vinyl‘s time lapse production.” -Harry Geyer
Check out the Photo Gallery By Brian Yeagle on canyoudigitbmx.com
Film By Tom Arkus“
The new Vinyl BMX DVD that Tom Arkus has been working on will be premiering on March 2nd at the new Wheel Mill Park. The party starts at 6 and runs till 9. The park won’t be open, but you’re more than welcome to bring some beer and get loose watching this video. All proceeds from the DVD sales that night will go towards materials for the park, so if you’re in the area I’d advise you make it to this! Below is a re-up of the trailer that came out a little while back for the video.
Awwww snap. I’ve been waiting all day for this one to drop. Can You Dig It teamed up with Vinyl BMX for their first exclusive edit! Check out this dialed video featuring trails goodness from Doug Richie, Mark & Mike Potoczny, Tom Arkus, Denis Mowgly, Quinton, Marc “Banos”,Benjamin Cobat, Tom Dillon, Kris Fox and David Leep in spots around Pittsburgh, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Banos, Paris,
Produced By: Tom Arkus