Not letting Brian Lotti just skate on by

The longtime pro -- and a SoCal insider -- breaks down the L.A. skate scene

Updated: July 29, 2011, 11:00 AM ET
By Brian Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Downtown Los Angeles has been a fixture in skateboarding films and magazines for decades. Perhaps the best extended look at the city as a venue for skating came from longtime pro and filmmaker Brian Lotti, whose "1st and Hope" delivers great riding but also treats downtown like a featured member of the cast.

ESPNLA.com caught up with Lotti to talk about the process of shooting downtown, what makes it a great venue for skating, and how he tried to feature the city in his work.

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