1. THE MOBERNISTS

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    A film about skateboarding and art by Christian Roth/MOB Skateboards (2003) featuring Eli Morgan Gessner, Michael Leon, Dave the Chimp, Don Pendleton, The London Police, Dalek, Vincent Gootzen and Nago. Friends, I've uploaded a better version of my documentary "The Mobernbists" to the MOB Vimeo Account. I made this documenatry as part of our "MOB Steady" skateboard video which was originally released on DVD in 2003. I was motivated to make the film because skateboarding has always meant more to me than just tricks and flips. To me - and all of the people I interviewed for the film - skateboarding has been "a blank canvas", to quote Eli Gessner, for all sorts of creative endeavors which went way beyond the physical act of skateboarding. Watching this movie now - 12 years later - it seems almost odd that the undertone in most of the interviews is that even back in 2003 skateboarding seemed to have lost that "special feeling" and I catch myself thinking "Man, just look at it now! Who would have thought it would turn out to be what it is today." It's hard not to look back in teary-eyed nostalgia for almost anybody who has been idealistic about this lifestyle and cherished it's culture and free-flowing form - because that's the easiest way to deal with the way skateboarding has developed in the past 20 years - from an almost completely closed-off subculture into a million-dollar business which is now more than often polished for easy consumption and used to sell anything from soft-drinks to SUVs. Lately though I have adjusted my looking back and instead of hollering about what a shape- and tasteless sponge skateboarding can be today, I consider myself lucky I found skateboarding when I did - almost 30 years ago. I'm happy to have met all the wonderful people which populated this subculture and made it a very special place of complete creative freedom during my youth and adolesence. A scene and activity which inspired and shaped my personality and character into what I am today. To my mind we, who started skateboarding in the 80's, experienced skateboarding during it's youth entering into adolescence - the best years, as they say. We, in our 40's today, were the last generation to truly experience any kind of real subculture, be it skateboarding or music, before the rise of the internet globalized not only markets but also tore down the gates of almost everything which was once lay hidden and guarded in the shadows of the popular mainstream. We, my friends, are indeed the Lucky Ones - and we shouldn't feel grumpy looking at the way skateboarding presents itself nowadays. We should be thankful for the times we had when we had them. For the uncensored fun, the analog friendship and for the Zines and VHS tapes we shared and the fact that this piece of plywood shaped our personalities and characters as it did - regardeless of how it sometimes chooses to present itself today. "The Mobernists" starts with a quote by Walther Pater from 1873 which states "For art comes to you proposing to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass and simply for those moments' sake." If you substitude the word "art" with the word "skateboarding" you'll understand best what I'm trying to say. So, here it is: Thank you to all the people I have met along the way on my four-wheeled ride through life - and thank you to all of the people to whom skateboarding is a state of mind rather than an extreme activity and who have populated and still populate what we call the core of the skateboarding scene. I can't remember a life outside of that scene - and I don't think I have missed out on anything - on the contrary: looking around, looking at the "normal people", I feel sorry for anyone who hasn't had that "blank canvas". Enjoy your moments as they pass - and keep kicking tail!

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    • Alien Workshop Memory Screen Viewing w Chris Carter & Duane Pitre (2014)

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      View our original post with photos at: http://www.nyskateboarding.com/?p=34040

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      • Joe Castrucci "Portfolio" - Part 2

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        Part 2 focuses on how Danny Renaud came to ride for Habitat, as well as how the brand refined it's image over the years. Joe discusses the "Inhabitants" video, and why he still prefers living/working in Cincinnati to this day. A montage featuring new footage from Mark Suciu, Daryl Angel, Stefan Janoski, Brian Delatorre, Alex Davis, Marius Syvanen and Silas Baxter-Neal is included at the end. I spent 3 days in Cincinnati filming with Joe and Brennan Conroy, chronicling Habitat's history and visiting some of the notorious Ohio spots from past Workshop productions. I drove back to Philadelphia with hundreds of Alien/Habitat DV tapes, as well as 12,000 feet of 16mm film dating back to the late 90′s. All the film was scanned in HD, and every DV tape was logged, start to finish. After nearly 4 months of editing, I present you with this two part documentary on Joe Castrucci and the deep heritage behind Habitat skateboards. Please watch part 1 as well... vimeo.com/70835133

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        • Pixels : Episode 4

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          This episode is presented by Marc Churchill in the most professional and polished scenario yet and features skateboarder/artist Mike O'Shea and an "Out of Order" montage including Rob Mathieson, Sam Bosworth and Jed Cullen. Mike shows us around his studio and we see he's a real renaissance man who draws, paints and makes great skate videos. If only we were all that talented... www.pixelstv.com for all the daily skate clips, news, interviews and competitions. Like us on Facebook for even better karma - https://www.facebook.com/pixelstv Instagram - http://instagram.com/pixelstv Twitter - https://twitter.com/PixelsTV

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          • Game of Skate | 07.02.09 | the youth shelter supply

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            GAME of SKATE | 07.02.09 | Cold Spring Skate Park | sponsored by: the youth shelter supply | rockstar | emerica | volcom | analog | alien workshop | habitat | edited by: Mike Wiener | filming by: Sam Larson, & Mike Wiener

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            • Heath Kirchart - The Final Cut

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              "Heath Kirchart The Final Cut"

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              • Joe Castrucci "Portfolio" - Part 1

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                from Chris Mulhern / Added

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                When Habitat started in 1999, I was 15 years old. The brand and the people who skated for it meant the world to me, mainly because everything they were doing was happening so close to home. My friends and I would take the train to Philadelphia from the suburbs of PA every weekend and without fail, Josh Kalis, Brian Wenning, Rob Pluhowski and so many others would all be skating at LOVE Park. When "Photosynthesis" was released in 2000, the manner in which I viewed my surroundings was forever changed. I had little interest in filming/editing prior to that orange VHS tape entering my VCR. Then "Mosaic" was released in 2003, and the VX-1000 became the only thing I cared about. What Joe Castrucci did with these videos still influences ever shot I frame to this day. I spent 3 days in Cincinnati filming with Joe and Brennan Conroy, chronicling Habitat's history and visiting some of the notorious Ohio spots from past Workshop productions. I drove back to Philadelphia with hundreds of Alien/Habitat DV tapes, as well as 12,000 feet of 16mm film dating back to the late 90′s. All the film was scanned in HD, and every DV tape was logged, start to finish. After nearly 4 months of editing, I present you with this two part documentary on Joe Castrucci and the deep heritage behind Habitat skateboards. Please watch part 2 as well... https://vimeo.com/70597245

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                • Heath Kirchart Emerica Stay Gold B-Side

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                  http://www.facebook.com/emerica Heath Kirchart Emerica Stay Gold B-Side

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                  • WoodMommy

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                    • Absorb 22 / Dayton Ohio 3

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                      Big thanks to everyone that supports Absorb! Big ups to Street Canoe, One Love Skate Shop, Alien Workshop, Ohio Skate University, The P, Don Pendleton, Chaw Chaw, and just everyone really! Also check out the new Absorb Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Absorb/155770551153189

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