VG4: Puppets of Destiny

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VG4: Puppets of Destiny
Release date 1996
Country USA
Directed by David Allan Paine
Produced by Shon Tomlin, Morgan Stone
First released as VHS
Runtime 63m
Produced in NTSC

Puppets of Destiny is the fourth installment in the Videogroove Video Magazine series. It was directed by Dave Paine and produced by Shon Tomlin (executive producer) and Morgan Stone.

Cover text

Introducing Puppets of Destiny, the fourth of the world's only videomagazine series dedicated exclusively to street and vert skating. VG4 is a tribute to the entire sport and all those who are a part of it. In each issue there is a theme, with Videogroove being an introduction. VG2 18 Days being the trek across America's underground skate scene. VG3's Not a Word speaking for itself, and now Puppets of Destiny leaving you to figure it out. Puppets of Destiny is your guide to life, even years later when the tricks have progressed and the sport evolved VG4 will be a video you can always go back to remember why it is that you skate. From the music, to the skaters to the filming, there is a message in every minute and we hope you read it loud and clear.


Title Music artist Track name
Intro Pointer Sisters You Gotta Believe
Forward De La Soul I Be Blowin'
Dog & Pony Show Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Flavor, Pt. 1
Europe & Vittel Comp The Adicts Viva La Revolution
Universal Studios Invitational MxPx I'm the Bad Guy
Mini Views: John Starr The Selector Out On The Streets
Mini Views: Jason Marshall Gang Starr DWYCK
Switch-Ups Toasters East Side Beat
Skate Stops: Minnesota 7 Seconds Young 'til I Die
Skate Stops: London The Herbalizers Scratchy Noise
Skate Stops: San Fransisco, CA The Pharcyde Passing Me By For Otha Fish
Dayz Off Unwritten Law Falling Down
Facials: Eric Schrijn Guru Respect The Architect
Rail Section Jalopy Shiny '59
Trannies Reel Big Fish Join The Club
Stunts Rock From the Crypt On A Rope
Facials: Jon Julio A Tribe Called Quest Jazz (We've Got)
Second Hand Unwritten Law Shallow
Visual Aids Rico & Special AKA Jungle Music
Unnatural Frank Black Mosh, Don't Pass the Guy
Connections The Specials Do Nothing
Atlanta Man or Astro-man Nitrous Burnout
Credits Tom Jones Puppet Man


Media release

The VHS release includes a 30-page booklet/zine.

Production credits

Name Role
Dave Paine Director, Editor, VG Camera Alliance
Shon Tomlin Executive Producer, VG Camera Alliance
Morgan Stone Producer
Tom Fry VG Camera Alliance
Roadhouse VG Camera Alliance, Guest Editor
Eric Schrijn VG Camera Alliance
Brayden Knell VG Camera Alliance, Segment Producer
Eugene Baldovino VG Camera Alliance
Chris Garett Guest Editor
Dan Jensen Guest Editor
Mike Opalek Guest Editor
Brian Konoske Guest Editor
Ryan Betor Contributing footage
Russ Moss Contributing footage
Bryan Bell Contributing footage
Brian Konoske Contributing footage
Skip Davis Contributing footage
Dave Kollasch Contributing footage
Pierre Berube Contributing footage
Erik Burke Contributing footage
Dan Jensen Contributing footage
Jess D Contributing footage