Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Alex Sassoon Coby

The Art of the Promo Video

When London Rollergirls released their latest promo video (that you can see above) ahead of their trip to Fort Wayne in September, we got to thinking about some of our other favorite pieces of promotional derby video.

Here are a few of our favorites… please share any you particularly like in the comments below!

One of the video highlights from earlier this year had to be Texas’ super slo-mo Phantom-cam shot promo videos:


 

From slightly further afield, this wordless promo from Tenerife is well worth a few minutes:

 

We also love this Long Beach promo from a couple of years ago:

 

Also from southern California, this San Fernando Valley promo is likely to send a shiver down the spine of anyone with a pulse and a lover of roller derby:

 

And you know what? Boys can do it to. We love this from the St Louis Gatekeepers:

 

Does this recent promo for the Vagine Regime count? It’s so great, it must do.

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Alex Sassoon Coby -- aka Lex Talionis -- is the Content Director and Fugitive Vice President of Derby News Network. He writes, he coaches, he travels.

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  • http://emdashandco.com/ Em Dash

    That LRG video is pretty much my new favorite thing. Kick butt in Fort Wayne!

  • Serenity Caldwell

    No love for Boston’s stuff? :) I think we’ve been killing it this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwmys77CLNQ&feature=youtu.be&a

  • Serenity Caldwell

    I should also give a shout-out to Angel City, who’s been doing some great stuff too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zO0E4iUmKM

    • http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com Lex Talionis

      Yes! I do love the Boston videos, but remembered them mostly as edited highlights of specific bouts. Great stuff — just not quite what I had in mind.

      • Serenity Caldwell

        Totally fair. I’ll be sure to give you a holler when we finish filming our new project. :)

        • http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com Lex Talionis

          I shall look forward to it. Perhaps someone should step up to write/collate The Art of the Highlight Reel…

  • Neil

    Another of the Gatekeepers videos!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agzMblpzPEg

  • Tom O’Tottenham
    • http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com Lex Talionis

      Nice! That one had completely passed me by.

  • Vicorp

    The LA Derby Dolls do a ton of great videos but here is one of my favorites:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2PeQaDnvdE

  • Helen Carnate

    Does anyone know what sort of camera these leagues are using to take this footage? I looks like a movie (frame rate difference?) and even when we had someone shoot us with a “professional” camera it still looked like the footage was shot on a handicam.

  • ShotgunShell

    Oh Oh! Us too!! =] http://vimeo.com/67215303

    • http://emdashandco.com/ Em Dash

      WHOA! How do I make my skates shoot blue sparkles when I hockey stop? I could learn a thing or two from Grand Raggidy!

  • BettyB

    I still love this one http://youtu.be/JnvjwPVnEg0

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