Salute Your Shorts: Spike Jonze Skate Videos
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Salute Your Shorts is
a weekly column that looks at short films, music videos, commercials or any
other short form visual media that generally gets ignored.
Back before he was directing feature films, Spike Jonze was
best-known as one of the few auteur music-video directors. But before he was directing music videos, he
was directing skateboarding videos (and if you go even further back, he was
first a photographer then an editor for skateboarding magazines). His first time behind the video camera was
filming skaters, and regardless of whatever else he’s worked on since, it’s a topic he
continues to return to time and time again.