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Street Fame DVD review

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Street fame is the latest video release from Esco Zoo media. To my knowledge, Beau Cottington used to edit the old esco zoo productions. As I liked his old Concentration production, I was excited to see what the new Esco Zoo backmen of Eric Schrijn and Robert Lievanos has produced for us this time.

Street fame is the latest video release from Esco Zoo media. To my knowledge, Beau Cottington used to edit the old esco zoo productions. As I liked his old Concentration production, I was excited to see what the new Esco Zoo backmen of Eric Schrijn and Robert Lievanos has produced for us this time.

The video features mostly rap music with a few variations: the intro with 'Beatiful People' by Marylin Manson and the Damion Wilson profile with something that sounds like Stomp music (but very cool).

The show starts off with a Eric Schrijn profile. It's the good old Eric Schrijn skating: not too technical, but still some nice hammers. As opposed to the new school spin devils, Eric delivers solid skating like we used to know it.

After that follows a Montage skating with Robert and Eric's fellow Esco Zoo skaters. Highlights here are some pretty damn sick stuff from especially Robert Lievanos. His hurricane tricks has evolved and leaves you with a big "wow, what was that?".

To me, Eric Moore is a fairly new face. He was in "No worthless days" – the prior Esco Zoo video, but unfortunately I didn't get to watch that. As I almost didn't know of him, I was a little puzzled why he was in a video called street fame – but that's just me. His section is short, but alright. He has some nice budget combinations.

The Puerto Rico section unfortunately just doesn't fit in the video. The editing style is completely different from the rest of the video, the camera that filmed the section wasn't as good quality, and the lighting was very dark. The skating itself is alright and very creative, but filmed from odd angles.

Now… the Damien Wilson section! DAMN! This section would be enough reason for me to buy the video! It starts of with an intro where Damien talks about how everybody is just spinning and doing the same – that people should be more creative. I wish other videos had more interviews like this – it sometimes gets too boring with just skating, skating, and skating. Hereafter, he shows how to do this in great style… brings back memories of Dustin Latimer. The section is just plain amazing!

The name of the video, 'Street fame', could have been implemented in the movie a little more than the interviews with Damion Wilson and Eric Moore. I would have had a little more fun, if they could make fun of themselves with some bling bling.

All in all – it's an alright movie – although I wished it stood out more. The absolute highlight is the Damien Wilson section.

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