Looking forward to 2013

“The biggest news for female athletes, aside from the cross-sport video-segment competition called Real Women, which will debut in 2013, is the addition of Skateboard Park in Barcelona,” (X Games adds new disciplines).

This news has left me so speechless that the only way I know how to respond to it is by sharing the response of fellow skateaholic Nora Vasconcellos:Image

A big thanks to The Alliance for making it happen! 

Also, Congrats to Leticia Bufoni and Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana for getting the opportunity to work on some video parts! I’d like to see some Mega McTwists and rail assassination… But I’m slightly confused as to how they are going to be judged against the other “real women” of ski and surf, and how they are going to “announce winners May 16-19” based on voting that doesn’t start until May 30. Hmm. But maybe I just misunderstood the article

If you’re wondering about the status of the documentary, we heard it was a bit underexposed so we went to get it color-corrected Technicolor.


And in case you missed the Underexposed coverage of the Exposure vert contest, here’s the recap:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/53572730″>UNDEREXPOSED Teaser / Exposure 2012 Vert Recap</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user8175330″>Amelia Brodka</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

EXPOSURE 2012 Recap Part 1

EXPOSURE 2012 went better than I could have ever imagined!!!! Despite all of the warnings about the stress and madness that comes with event planning and the concerns about whether there was enough time to put it all together, I couldn’t believe how smoothly it all went down. The level of help, hype and skating really blew me away. It was an honor to have such a hard-working team of volunteers. Thank you all so much!!!

The biggest thank you of all goes to the event co-chair, Armando De La Libertad, for being the catalyst for the event in the first place. Not only would the event not have happened without him, but I would have drowned in paperwork/minute details/organizational mishaps if it were not for his help!

There was really a great energy in the air throughout the event. It seemed like everyone was excited, smiling, and skating amazingly. I am so proud of all of the skaters for throwing down! It was very inspiring to see how well the AMs were skating too. They are on-par with where the Pro level was when I started competing. I was definitely struggling to keep up with my own division.

We had a phenomenal set of judges including: Mike McGill, Steve Caballero, Jean Rusen, Dave Hackett and Aaron Astorga with Jim Gray keeping score.

I loved watching Alana Smith giggle and smile between 540 tries, laughing off each slam until she made it. I’m so proud of her!

We were fortunate enough to have the talent of Underexposed’s producer, Brian Lynch, behind the lens and in the editing room. Check out part 1 of the recap here:

UNDEREXPOSED Teaser / Exposure 2012 Bowl Recap from Amelia Brodka on Vimeo.

I still can’t believe how well it all went. I am excited to work towards creating more ways to fuel the progression of women’s skateboarding. Judging by the level of help, support, and excitement, I’m am definitely not alone!

Additional thank you’s go out to our “Good Souls” committee. Including: Barb Odanaka, Al Braun, Mike Ross, Brenda Chapman, Hailey Villa (beautiful shirts!), Lisa Fletcher, Mary Mills, Nicole Noller, Archer Braun, Matt Condon, Christy Nunes, Claudia Hoag, Erica Shulz, Ocea Lei, Jerome Green, Lynn Kramer, Mike Owen, Terry Toby, Adrian Demain, Lawrence Bowser, all of the skaters’ parents, all of the sponsors, all of the photographers, all of the attendees and anyone I may have omitted.

It seems like the event really lived up to its name. Check out all of the EXPOSURE! Click below for links

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE SUPPORT!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to do it again

Check out the full results here: http://exposureskate.org/?page_id=17

Want to be in Underexposed?

I have been completely immersed in putting together Underexposed. Filming. Setting up interviews and shoots. Traveling. Logging what must be nearly 100 hours of footage. Editing.

Cara-Beth Burnside (left) , Nora Vasconcellos (right)

It’s all slowly coming together and it should still be done by May.


If you are a female who happens to love skateboarding, I’d love to see if I can put a clip of you in the film!

Here’s all you have to do:

Send me some clips of you skating and an introduction.

Don’t have any skate clips? At least send over an introduction!

For the introduction all that you have to do is grab a digital camera (or a friend who has one), make sure your face and shoulders are in the frame and say: “Hi my name is _____________ I (something quick about you– play a sport? have a job? what grade are you in?) and I’m a skateboarder”

In order to get your footage to me or producer Brian Lynch click this link: https://public.me.com/lannybirch , click on the “UnderexposedUpload” folder, then click the up arrow at the top of the window and then choose whatever files you’d like to send.

All ages/abilities/nationalities are welcome and encouraged to submit!

In case you forgot what Underexposed is all about, click here to watch the trailer