In a day of collaboration and conversation, we brought Laura and Arianna together to film, and share perspectives on what it means to create.
We started the day at NYC’s Tribeca skate park. Early in the morning, the park was empty and ready to be taken over. Laura and Arianna started filming a short skate movie for the Brujas next launch party. The video began to shape itself when the phone was attached to the bottom of Arianna’s skateboard. And Laura was able to chase the board with the motion stabilization feature keeping the picture steady. The film was coming together. But as the day went on and more people started skating, something became very obvious.
Laura and Arianna were the only non-men in the park.
Shot on the LG V20
It was a fitting, real-life analogy for the professional careers of both Laura and Arianna.
In the world of cinematography, men have traditionally dominated the field. Women for so long have been cut out of the filmmaking process, or only given minor roles behind the scenes. And in the world of skateboarding, men have been front and center while women have been traditionally ignored. Both Laura and Arianna are pushing boundaries in their fields based solely on their identities. And in the very act of making a skate video together, they’re breaking glass. But glass can cut both ways.