Frederik Andersen AKA Fredwart is back with a vengeance. He has got that eye and that Scandi swagger when it comes to building an edit. Featuring probably the most Gangsta-ass Heitor Da Silva moment since he started skating for Palace Skateboards. That moment alone shows you that Fredwart wants you to have the feeling of what it is like to be with the crew. Just one of the homies, but these homies skate like in the big leagues. We asked Fred to tell us a bit about how this video came to be so either press play or put on your glasses and start reading below.
Film, Edit & Photography by Frederik Andersen.
Intro by Roland Hoogwater.
Hi, readers of Place Magazine. My videos are a sort of homage to my friends. Nothing feels better than showing people around the world how much fun we are having fooling around on these street spots in Malmö & CPH.
Filming in the streets in 2020 was a bit different than ever before. I was kind of caught up at work while making a documentary on the side. I wasn’t really feeling the process when I went out filming at the beginning of this video. But as always at some point, I got inspired to put something new together. We began filming more especially me and my friend Noah Vester. Some days we spent just biking around the city not knowing what to skate, others days were more like missions.
Do you want to know something special about Fred? He cut off a small part of his finger Cleaning his bike chain. His friend saved it and gave it to him in a jar. Now it sits there in his home.Ville Wester about his friends body part collection.
What inspires me the most during the editing is the moment when it comes down to selecting the music. I love when skate clips have all these different types of music that transport all these different emotions into your head. What I like is to be surprised by people’s music selection as well as surprising others with the music I choose to use. In this video for instance, I like going from a “Queen” track to some synthesizer sounds my friend mixed together. Those moments provide a lot of different vibes to the viewer. That way I feel that it reaches a wider audience, instead of only using music from The Smiths or something in that genre of music.
I like to think of my edits as small documentaries or music-videos so that everyone can enjoy them both skaters and muggles. I want to show people a nice vibe with my work. I get a much better feeling from watching a video with a bunch of friends fooling around in the streets having a ton of fun. Compared to watching some skate-part with only difficult stair tricks and tech ledge skating. That’s just not my experience.
Noah is losing his mind on the internet, It’s dope! Sending crazy Cat videos to everyone.Ville Wester about Noah Vester.
Now a day, most of my friends have a lot of projects they are working on, whether it’s making music, doing art, or something entirely different, but at the end of the day, we all have skateboarding as a shared passion, it is our Part Time Lover.