1. "Paper Shredder" (a tribute to fuel tv)

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    Although it has been quite some time since the original Fuel TV has been off the air (3 years now) ... I've never really mentally addressed how much I have missed this channel. It was truly something special, and different. The video above is my spin on a Fuel TV ad spot... hope you all enjoy. --- Music - http://keithmerrillmusic.bandcamp.com/album/moments http://subzar.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-not-yet-here -- Not all of the work above is my own. The originals can be found below. (In order of appearance) UNIT BMX - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaaX0tfd-mU GoPro Surf - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UUjJJQ02n0 Mike V Mon. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNQVqm2JXzo Shredbots - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-nhFYBcGUA Aimee Fuller - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCq_6oilgZQ

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    • DRIVE "My Life In Skateboarding" VOD

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      The award-winning documentary film that started it all. Centered on a cross-country road trip, DRIVE (MY LIFE IN SKATEBOARDING) follows Mike Vallely as he makes the rounds, showing up at skate spots and interacting with local skaters. DRIVE uses America’s landscape as the impetus to explore Mike’s views on the current state of the skateboard world, as well as reflections on what's really important to Mike and why he skates… Why Mike fights to keep his place in skating... why he fights for skateboarding. DRIVE is the story of a true individual, his family, his friends, his work and his life. This is a film to inspire and empower a whole new generation of individuals and skateboarders.

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      • DRIVE "Roots" VOD

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        Mike Vallely visits his hometown of Edison, New Jersey meeting up with childhood friend Al Batagliotti at his skate shop Central Jersey Skate Shop. Al takes Mike to the backyard skate park of the Nolan family where they skate with a new generation of Edison kids. From there Mike heads over to meet up with his childhood mentor Rodney Smith, who took Mike under his wing when he first started skating. They head to New York City to visit Rodney’s skate shop, Shut Skateboards, and go to the infamous Brooklyn Banks, Mike’s all-time favorite skate spot. Mike goes on to skate a demo at the public Edison skate park, and in front of a hometown crowd presents Rodney with a special gift.

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        • DRIVE "Two Ends of The Spectrum" VOD

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          Mike Vallely explores the subject of community support for skateboarding. He first visits Hot Springs, Arkansas to talk to a group of young skaters who gained national attention when they were involved in a police harassment incident on Go Skateboarding Day June 21st, 2007. From there he discusses the subject with John Leizear of Skaters For Public Skateparks, and finally visits the Green Skate Lab in Washington DC which is a community built eco-friendly skatepark that serves as a model of what is possible when skaters and their community work together.

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          • DRIVE "Parental Guidance" VOD

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            Mike Vallely explores the subject of Parental involvement in skateboarding. He visits the Bruno family in Crownsville, MD to skate their backyard wooden skatepark. Next Mike visits Fillmore Middle School in Fillmore, CA to see David MacDonald, a Physical Education teacher who has implemented a skateboard program at the school, the first of its kind in the state. From there Mike travels to Lake Havasu City, Arizona to visit with Rachelle Duncan and Julie Sasseen, two moms brought together by tragic circumstances, who are working on getting a world-class skatepark built in honor of two local kids who recently passed away. In the process the kids, parents, and community have grown closer together in their quest to realize their dream in memory of Patrick Tinell and Colin Sasseen.

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            • DRIVE "Barbados" VOD

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              Mike Vallely travels to the island nation of Barbados to check out its fledgling skate scene. He meets up with local skater Paul Wilson who has taken it upon himself to create a legitimate scene in Barbados by bringing all of the islands skaters together. In his efforts to push skateboarding and introduce more of the local people to skateboarding, Paul has established an island skate tour in which he takes all the skaters around the island to session different spots. Mike joins Paul on the tour and goes with the kids on the bus to checkout what the island has to offer. Mike is blown away by the local’s friendly attitude and camaraderie regardless of their varying abilities. Mike’s time in Barbados ends with him helping Paul and a bunch of the locals load some portable ramps onto a flatbed truck and unload them in a car park to skate… a makeshift mobile skate park.

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              • DRIVE "Brazil Part 2" VOD

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                Mike Vallely continues his trip to Brazil. He skates a local park in the town of Poa and leaves behind 5 complete Element skateboards for the local kids to share. From there he heads north to Rio De Janeiro where he sessions the first skatepark ever built in South America with fellow Element team rider Levi Brown and a group of locals. Mike goes on to visit the infamous City of God, one of Rio’s many favela’s. There he meets up with Brazilian hip hop star MV Bill, who started an organization, the Central Unicas Das Favelas, to further the plight of the favela’s youths who often times get caught up in the rampant drug trade. Using skateboarding as a motivational tool and outlet, MV Bill has funded the construction of a mini-ramp and play area in the heart of the City of God, which Mike skates.

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                • DRIVE "Brazil Part 1" VOD

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                  The premiere episode of Season 3 finds Mike Vallely packing up his Wagoneer, saying good bye to the family and heading back out on the road. First stop is the country of Brazil where Mike meets skateboarder and community activist Sandro Santos. He takes Mike to his hometown of Poa where Mike has a skate session in front of Sandro’s house with a group of the neighborhood kids. From there Sandro takes Mike into downtown Sao Paulo to the Vale Du Anhangebau, the central skate spot in Sao Paulo. Sandro and Mike talk about how Sandro got into skateboarding and how he uses skateboarding to teach kids lessons about life. Sandro tells Mike about the program he started at a juvenile prison and they visit the prison where Mike does a skate demo for the kids.

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                  • DRIVE "Tyler's Story" VOD

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                    Mike Vallely travels to Churubusco, Indiana to visit 16 year old Tyler Fingerle, who was electrocuted in a tragic accident that took the life of his friend Samantha Merchant and a good Samaritan Mike Webb. Mike first heard about Tyler and his accident because he was wearing a pair of Element shoes that could have factored into saving his life. Mike and Tyler go to visit the Merchant family and Mike skates a quarter pipe with Jon Merchant, Samantha’s brother, in the family’s driveway. The episode ends with Mike, Tyler and his friends going to skate the Churubusco skate park.

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                    • The Making of DRIVE VOD

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                      Mike Vallely and director Mark Jeremias share how the documentary series DRIVE was created, the philosophy behind it and some of the places they have visited including, Israel, The Cayman Islands and South Africa. Using Super 8 behind the scenes footage, The Making Of offers an interesting, never before seen look at the series.

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