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The Skate Creative podcast

By Joel Curtis
My names joel curtis I’m a musician and skateboarder. in this podcast I’ll be talking to creative people about how skateboarding has influenced their work creativity and life experience.
You can subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts by searching for the skate creative podcast.You can follow us on Instagram @theskatecreativepodcast
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I do hope you’ll join me then
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Tidy Mike
This weeks guest is Tidy mike Mike is a film maker, editor and owner of simple print studios. Hailing from Ferryside in west wales Mike started skateboarding in the late 1980’s. His love of skateboard videos pushed him to borrowing his dads video camera to film his friends. This led Mike to filming all around wales ,making his own videos and filming seminal British videos for Danny wainwright and Justin Sydenham’s 5050 skate shop in Bristol. I talk to tidy about growing up in rural wales, starting skateboarding and filming, his close working relationship with danny, syd and the 5050 team, filming jus foolin and his own projects, still in progress and forecast. To find out more about Mike and the projects he’s worked on follow the links in this podcast description I hope you enjoy this episode… Links! Mike in instagram  https://www.instagram.com/tidymike/ Forecast on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/forecast_intl/ Simple print on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/simpleprintstudio/ 5050 Jus Foolin in Vimeo (sign in needed) https://vimeo.com/7206241# Tidy on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tidy+mike Danny Wainwright 20 years on Vans edit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UEw2T7yqy0 Cheers 
01:32:16
November 17, 2021
Leo Sharp
This weeks guest is Leo Sharp. Leo is the photo editor for the skateboarders companion, a quarterly British skateboard magazine. Before starting the magazine Leo has contributed work to just about all of the magazines that have come out in Britain since the early nineties, earning him a staff photographer post for the long running institution, sidewalk. I talk to Leo about starting skateboarding and photography, the early days of the Milton Keynes scene, running the length of the country with Matt Pritchard, almost emigrating to Australia, some of his favourite skate photos, living in Cornwall, and starting the skateboarders companion over lockdown. To find out more about Leo and the projects he’s worked on follow the links in this podcast description I hope you enjoy this episode… Leo on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/sharphoto/ The skateboarders companion website  https://www.theskateboarderscompanion.com and instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskateboarderscompanion/ The skate creative podcast instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ My website  http://www.joelcurtismusic.com cheers 
57:04
November 3, 2021
Alan Glass
Welcome to the Skate Creative Podcast, This weeks guest is Alan Glass. Alan is head of marking for Shiner distribution and has worked filming and editing skateboard videos for over twenty years. He started making his own videos and went from there to collaboration on the fledgling viewfinder video magazine with John cattle and Tom Moore. After editing the first Heroin video with Fos, he was then employed full time and went on to film and edit all of Heroins releases as well as the last landscape video, horizons. I talked to Alan about skateboarding in Brighton, starting filming his friends, working with Fos on all the heroin projects, filming Horizons, being a good TM, making No war for heavy metal for channel 4 and how he found himself editing some quite specific non-skate videos. To find out more about Alan and the projects he’s worked on follow the links below..... Alan on instagram! https://www.instagram.com/elglasso/ Heroin skateboards video back catalog! http://www.heroinskateboarding.com/videos The Skate Creative podcast instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ My website http://www.joelcurtismusic.com I hope you enjoy this episode….
01:40:00
October 19, 2021
Fos
Hi and welcome to the skate creative podcast my names Joel Curtis and I’m a musician and skateboarder. This weeks guest is Mark Foster. Fos is an artist ,designer and founder of Heroin and Landscape skateboards. He started Herion as joke between friends and over twenty years later the company’s still going strong. Its use of humour and loose punk rock aesthetic made Herion stand out from its inception. In late 90’s a lot of skateboarding had become quite conservative in its video making and graphic output. Heroin’s 1999 debut video, Good shit, was under twenty minutes of Fos and his friends skating spots most people wouldn’t have even looked at. Herion’s first pro was Taiichiro Nakamura also none as Chopper. He and his friends from Osaka Japan ,added a new flavour to Herion’s growing team through out the early 2000’s which included British pros’ Chris Pullman and Howard Cook along with host of amateur riders with Alan Glass helming its video output. I talk to Fos about the birth of Herion, living in London in the nineties, growing up in Rawtenstall Lancashire, making videos “Everything’s going to be alright”and “Live from Antarctica”, starting Organic and Landscape skateboards , and moving his life and Herion skateboards to America. To find out more about Fos and Herion skateboards follow these links  Herion skateboards instagram  https://www.instagram.com/heroinskateboards/ Herion web site  http://www.heroinskate.com Fos art work instagram  https://www.instagram.com/fosgraphics/ Herion video back catalog ! http://www.heroinskateboarding.com/videos The Skate creative podcast instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ My website  http://www.joelcurtismusic.com Thanks!
01:41:20
October 5, 2021
Dan Magee Part 1
Part 1  This weeks guest on the skate creative podcast is Dan Magee. Dan is a film maker, editor and designer. Blueprint skateboards was established by Dan and Faze sevens Joe Burlo in 1996 as an addition to Panic skateboards. Dan rode for Panic and then Blueprint before taking over filming and design duties for both companies. Dan went on to make seven full length videos as well as countless ad’s and promo videos for Blueprint which raised the standard of what could be achieved by a British skateboard company in terms of quality and originality. Dan’s eye for talent and the high goals set by its team members made Blueprint a world class company and a voice which was uniquely British, show casing spots and riders unknown to most of the skateboarding world. In 2008 Blueprint was sold to a Canadian company after Faze 7’s owner Joe Burlo was hit by the financial crash. Dan and all its pervious riders left shortly after this and he became a full time film maker producing content for a wide range of clients in and outside of skateboarding. In this conversation with Dan we talk about starting Blueprint, filming the seminal videos though out his career, Working on his last full length project “Cover Version”, transitioning to working outside of skateboarding and why video premieres are one of the most important parts of skateboarding culture. It could be argued that Dan is one of the most influential people in British skateboarding of the last 25 years but undeniably in terms of video production. His meticulous eye for detail and dedication for showcasing every aspect of skateboarding in Britain made his work influence a generation of skateboarders to want to be part of a home grown company and not just dream of American recognition. While other British companies and riders flew the flag from America , Dan and the Blueprint team became a beacon of what was possible from home and your local scene, rising the bar of what it meant to be a British skateboarder. This episode is in two parts both released today. Dan on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chopchopmate/ Dan's website http://danmagee.co.uk The Skate Creative podcast on instagram https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ My website http://www.joelcurtismusic.com
54:24
August 18, 2021
Dan Magee Part 2
This weeks guest on the skate creative podcast is Dan Magee. Dan is a film maker, editor and designer. Blueprint skateboards was established by Dan and Faze sevens Joe Burlo in 1996 as an addition to Panic skateboards. Dan rode for Panic and then Blueprint before taking over filming and design duties for both companies. Dan went on to make seven full length videos as well as countless ad’s and promo videos for Blueprint which raised the standard of what could be achieved by a British skateboard company in terms of quality and originality. Dan’s eye for talent and the high goals set by its team members made Blueprint a world class company and a voice which was uniquely British, show casing spots and riders unknown to most of the skateboarding world. In 2008 Blueprint was sold to a Canadian company after Faze 7’s owner Joe Burlo was hit by the financial crash. Dan and all its pervious riders left shortly after this and he became a full time film maker producing content for a wide range of clients in and outside of skateboarding. In this conversation with Dan we talk about starting Blueprint, filming the seminal videos though out his career, Working on his last full length project “Cover Version”, transitioning to working outside of skateboarding and why video premieres are one of the most important parts of skateboarding culture. It could be argued that Dan is one of the most influential people in British skateboarding of the last 25 years but undeniably in terms of video production. His meticulous eye for detail and dedication for showcasing every aspect of skateboarding in Britain made his work influence a generation of skateboarders to want to be part of a home grown company and not just dream of American recognition. While other British companies and riders flew the flag from America , Dan and the Blueprint team became a beacon of what was possible from home and your local scene, rising the bar of what it meant to be a British skateboarder. This episode is in two parts both released today. Dan on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/chopchopmate/ Dan's website  http://danmagee.co.uk The Skate Creative podcast on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ My website  http://www.joelcurtismusic.com
01:00:31
August 18, 2021
Percy Dean
This weeks guest is Percy Dean, Percy is a photographer ,filmmaker and director of photography hailing from Liverpool England. For over a decade he was editor of British skateboarding magazine document. Document folded in 2008 after nearly 11 years of covering British skateboarding In its own unique way. This was a watershed moment for Percy and his career. He used the opportunity to complete his masters and start working with a wider range of subjects and techniques, with his work going from strength to strength. I talk to Percy about growing up in Liverpool, being young and keen to skate and shoot photos, starting document, shooting music videos for bands like doves and elbow, the heathy competition between document and sidewalk, and how ceramics gave him headspace during lockdown. Percy is an amazing artist with a unique vision for colour and composition. everything he does from his photography and film making to his ceramics has a through line of honesty and true grit. His contribution to British skate culture though his work on document and beyond is huge . To find out more about Percy’s work follow the links  Percy's Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/percydean/ Percy's website  http://www.percydean.com Percy Dean ceramics Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/percydeanceramics/ Percy Dean ceramics website and shop! https://www.percydeanceramics.com The Skate Creative podcast Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ My website! http://www.joelcurtismusic.com Thanks for listening! 
01:30:28
August 4, 2021
Morgan Campbell
Morgan Campbell is a collage artist and skateboarder. He has worked in almost every aspect of skateboarding ,from over two decades of being sponsored and pro to writing and editing magazines and internet content. Hailing from Perth Western Australia, Morgan was part of a wave of skateboarders in the 1990’s that brought Australian skateboarding to an international audience. Known for his positivity , handrail destruction and infectious smile , Morgan is seasoned world traveler who’s now settled in the city of Melbourne. I caught up with Morgan to talk about his work in and around skateboarding, his early memories of 80’s demos and sponsorship, an Australian view of the pandemic and filming a new part for Soy Pandays magenta skateboards. To find out more about Morgan and his work follow the links here..... Morgan on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/morgan_campbell/ Morgans web shop! https://dejaglu.bigcartel.com The Skate Creative Podcast on instagram ! https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ My website! http://www.joelcurtismusic.com Talk to you more next time!
01:25:36
July 21, 2021
Toby Paterson
Toby Paterson is a visual artist from Glasgow Scotland. Toby studied at Glasgow school of art and the Art institute of Chicago. He won the Becks futures prize in 2002, a Creative Scotland award in 2006 and was given honorary doctorate from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2011. His art often takes form in painting, sculpture and installation. His work often references modern architecture and how we all interact with city’s , public spaces and its influence on our culture. I caught up with Toby to talk growing up and skateboarding in Glasgow, being an artists during COVID and the importance of free pubic space , Livingston skate park and John Cardiel. Every time I have a conversation with Toby I feel inspired and his curiosity and passion is infectious. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. To find out more about Toby’s work follow the Links to his Instagram and more here....... Toby on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/tobypatersonstudio/ Toby's profile at the modern institute  https://www.themoderninstitute.com/artists/toby-paterson The Skate Creative Podcast instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ My website! http://www.joelcurtismusic.com Thanks for listening !
01:38:08
July 7, 2021
Serious Sam Barrett
Sam Barrett is folk and country musician and recording artist from Leeds, Yorkshire. Taking from traditional British folk and mixing it with an influence from American blues and country Sam has has a unique singing and writing style all of his own. Having spent over a decade touring the U.K , USA and Europe he’s more than earned his stripes as a formidable live performer and with a string of studio and live records on his own ya dig label sam has shone bright with his song writing skills and hypnotic guitar and banjo playing I caught up with Sam to talk about writing his new album “Seeds of Love”, being a performer in lockdown, guitar playing, his song writing influences, growing up In a folk heavy household and why Frosty should be given an O.B.E for his contribution to British skateboarding To check out more of sam’s music go to serious Sam Barrett.Bandcamp.com Or search serious Sam Barrett on all streaming services Sam on Bandcamp  https://serioussambarrett.bandcamp.com Sam on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/serioussam1980yadig/ The Skate creative podcast on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ See you next episode !
01:08:48
June 23, 2021
Nick Jensen
This episodes guest Is Nick Jensen. Nick is a professional skateboarder ,painter and art director of Isle skateboards. Nick is one of the most prominent and prolific British skateboarders of the last twenty years. Being a member of the pioneering Blueprint skateboards team from the late 1990’s onwards,  Nick had landmark video parts in Blueprints , Lost and Found, Make Friends with the Colour Blue and international release Fully Fared by Lakai footwear. After blueprint ended he and fellow blueprint alumni, Paul Shire started Isle skateboards with Nick taking on the role as art director. I caught up with Nick to talk him about his creative practice as a painter and art director as well as work life balance, parenting and growing up in London’s skate scene. Nick's Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/nick__jensen/ Nick's website  https://www.nickjensen.co.uk The Skate Creative podcast instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ http://www.joelcurtismusic.com
56:00
June 8, 2021
Richard 'FRENCH' Sayer
Hello this is the skate creative podcast, My names joel curtis and I’m a musician and skateboarder. On this podcast I’ll be talking to creative people on how skateboarding has influenced their work and creativity. This episodes guest is Richard French sayer. French is a graphic artist and illustrator and has worked for some of the most famous skateboard company’s in the world. He’s produced graphics for Santa Cruze, real , independent trucks,zero and heroin skateboards to name but a few. As well as exhibiting his art work wold wide he has also founded company’s whichcraft hardware and dungeon clothing. Currently residing in Nuremberg Germany I caught up with French to talk all things from doing board graphics for Eric dressen , German beer, almost career ending injuries and just how good Chris pfannner is at skateboarding. French on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/funeralfrench/ Dungeon on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/dungeongateway/ French's shop https://french.bigcartel.com The Skate Creative on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ Thanks for listening ! 
01:40:16
May 26, 2021
The Skate Creative Podcast Trailer
My names joel curtis I’m a musician and skateboarder. in this podcast I’ll be talking to creative people about how skateboarding has influenced there work creativity and life experience. Our first episode will be with coming soon and you can subscribe where ever you listen to podcasts by searching for the skate creative podcast.You can follow us on Instagram @theskatecreativepodcast For more information on upcoming guests and episodes. I do hope you’ll join me then
01:13
May 19, 2021