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Other videos put out by Alien Workshop:

  Photosynthesis (2000)
  Timecode (1997)

Memory Screen
Alien Workshop
1991, 41 minutes
Current Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Memory Screen, Alien Workshop's video debut, gives you a look at the teamís first crop of skaters back in the early 90ís. As far as videography goes, this is definitely a groundbreaking video. Memory Screen introduced many filming elements to the skateboarding world that are almost taken for granted nowadays, such as the use of multiple film/camera/lens types, dozens of editing effects, and most notably, choreographed video parts. It also raised the bar a notch for solid, smooth, skating footage in videos. Unfortunately this was all but forgotten by late 1992, but that's another story. Besides some very odd non-skating montage sections, the footage is mostly street with a little bit of vert courtesy of Thomas Morgan.

Kosh Guido October 16, 2002

If you are expecting a typical 411-style skate video when you throw this in, you are going to be very disappointed. However, if you have an artistic side you just might appreciate it. The big problem with this vid is the lengthy non-skating parts. If you were at an indie film fest it would be great, but itís a little much at times. The skating parts are very worthwhile with quality footage of the entire team, but they are a little short and will have you screaming for more only to wander into some montage footage of an old guy hobbling across the street. If your musical tastes consider Dinosaur Jr. "normal" and just get more eclectic from there, you will definitely dig the soundtrack. So go invite some artsy girls over and impress the hell out of them (the video does say it is best viewed in the dark, hehÖhehÖ).

Kosh Guido

What to Expect:


Featured Skaters:
Steve Claar
Scott Conklin
Rob Dyrdek
Thomas Morgan
Duane Pitre
John Pryor
Bo Turner


Sound Track:
If you dig the music from Memory Screen, check out the soundtrack for it.

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