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robZtv is an epic video memoir available as feature-length DVDs or downloads--collect 'em all!

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Money Shots

Money Shots
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120 min.

5 Stars! Top Review! High value! Sweet, sweet eye candy with substantive content
We interrupt this series to bring you a special edition: robZtv Money Shots. Call it a "best of" if you'd like.
If you're going to have only one robZtv DVD, this is the one to have. 650 video clips in two hours. All yum!
  Nicely priced at only $9.95. (Not officially rated but I'd give it a PG13 for some cussin' & innocent nudity.)

Like the box says: In the tradition of decisive moment street photography, Robert Zverina's pocket videos capture poetic glimpses of life's unexpected beauty, pathos, and absurdity. Watch with the sound up or mute it to your music. Great party or bar/venue background visuals. This might just change the way you see the world.

For extended sample playlists: Movie Roulette @ Youtube (App coming soon)

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robZtv vol.06
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120 min.

Recorded: December 20 2004 - March 8 2005
Summary: This volume begins on first day with the RE Store salvage crew, the most meaningful and satisfying job I've held. Lots of interesting views of field work balanced with footage from Priceless Works Gallery's heyday plus assorted extracurricular weirdness, noise music experiments, and local travels.

Highlights: RE Store architectural salvage field crew, Melvins @ Electric Heavyland, Oregon coast, Pyramids @ Neumo's, Bush inauguration protest, Priceless Works Gallery, Dead Girls artshow, Seattle cycling scenes, and much more.
Bonus: Watch with original source audio or select music soundtrack improvised by Seattle's own 4Shadows.
  

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robZtv vol.05
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120 min.

Recorded: October 4 - December 19 2004
Summary: A rather dense two hours, much train travel--Charleston, NYC, Minnesota--and a lot of latenight experimentation. Less work, more play, at a loss over stolen election.

Highlights: Seattle to Charleston by train, October ocean, TV and video games, salt marsh dolphins, Amtrak to NYC, gritty urban scenes, Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, Rochester & Minneapolis MN, Empire Builder to Seattle, Fremont Zoo, miselection, masks & masques, Guided by Voices, housepainting, Electric Heavyland, portable noise jam, smashing records, Polyphonic Spree
Bonus: Watch with original source audio or select music soundtrack improvised by Seattle's own 4Shadows.
  

 

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robZtv vol.04
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120 min.

Recorded: May 23 - October 4 2004
Summary: A summer spent living and working at a seaside resort on Orcas Island to heal a broken heart and hold out hope for tomorrow. Lots of time spent counting pebbles on a beach and sitting with an empty mind. Bucolic!
Highlights: Seattle Public Library Koolhaas grand opening, Folk Life, Orcas Island, Doe Bay, organic farming, island resort restaurant work, counting rocks on a beach, jellyfish, starfish, placid waters, pacific ocean, Pyramids play Shipwreck Days in Anacortes, Washington ferries and Victoria Clipper trips, Bumbershoot beerpulling, Harvey Pekar lecture, San Juan Island, Jones Soda promo van, Gold Hick, Benny the Fremont rockstacker

 

 

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robZtv vol.03
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120 min.

Recorded: February 9 2004 - May 23 2004
Summary: A weird winter in Seattle, excavating a dusty basement for pay and making immersive art installations for love. Spring trip to Prague--cathedrals and campfires, business start-up and buying house.
Highlights: Amtrak to Vancouver, Funhouse, funny LPs, Selectric typewriters, jet seat creep, Gasworks kite hill, Bill Horist, Priceless Works Gallery, weird weather, debris conveyor, Tacoma, Golden Gardens, oil victim, Viking Fire Foundry, chopped bikes, Confounded Books reading, Sea-Tac airport, Prague, St. Vitus cathedral bellringers, cyklojizda (Prague Critical Mass), Vienna, Petrin, Uz Jsme Doma @ Decin castle, Czech trains, Jakub village, Sea-Tac, ConWorks

 

 

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robZtv vol.02
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120 min.

Recorded: August 28 2003 - February 9 2004
Summary: Dreamy trip to Europe replete with bikes and bands, then harsh return to blue collar workaday slog in Seattle remodeling a millionaire's attic and basement with side Xmas train trip to midwest.
Highlights: bike Amsterdam, Prague, Sestka, Uz Jsme Doma Rybi Tuk sessions, ex-pats, UJD @ Novy Bor, slanted escalators, Cyklojizda (Prague Critical Mass), auto*mat, UJD @ Supa Molly, bike Berlin, CarFree Day Praha, I Am an Artist, Amtrak Empire Builder to Pittsburgh, Kavage home movies, piano shenanigans, Seattle snowstorm, pierced thumb nail extraction, Intelligence, Country Teasers, Everything &nd More, Targy's, Discovery Park, ConWorks, Priceless Works Gallery

 

 
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robZtv vol.01
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120 min.

Recorded: February 8 2003 - August 27 2003
Summary: Working a meager job as landscaper while US ramps up for invasion. Futile protests and initiation into construction work as unskilled laborer. Trips to Pacific coast, SoCal, Vancouver, and Orcas Island.
Highlights: Feb 15 war protest, $1.76 gas, Chuck D at EMP, peace marches, White Horse fishing expedition, crab attack, Amtrak to PDX, Portland City Repair, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Illegible Books, Weapons of Mass Distraction, Fremont Sunday Market, Eclectolounge, Beth's Cafe, Kalakala, Mt. Baker Beach, Typing Explosion, Vancouver, fish ladder, Dead Baby Downhill, Orcas Island, CoCA art show, Ichiro grandslam, Bellevue Bush protest, legwax, Sea-Tac to AMS

 

 

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About robZtv:
Since February 2003, Robert Zverina has filmed tens of thousands of unscripted digital video shorts using only an ever-present pocket camera. Of these, the best have been selected and compiled into a still-in-progress magnum opus which reveals a visually exact, deeply involved, and slightly eccentric view of the world. Inspired by a childlike sense of wonder as well as bemused curiosity about human behavior, robZtv is an unprecedented film series sure to be valued for its aesthetic and documentary qualities. Unpretentious and curiously addictive, this unique cinematic experience might just change the way you see the world.

vol.03: Amtrak to Vancouver, Green Lake, Funhouse, funny LPs, Susan Schaeffer signing, plastic bags, Selectric typewriters, jet seat creep, Gasworks kite hill, Bill Horist, Priceless Works Gallery, weird weather, debris conveyor, Tacoma, Golden Gardens, oil victim, Viking Fire Foundry, funny bikes, Confounded reading, Fremont cut, Sea-Tac airport, Prague, St. Vitus cathedral bellringers, cyklojizda (Prague Critical Mass), Vienna, Petrin, Uz Jsme Doma @ Decin castle, Czech trains, Jakub village, Sea-Tac

vol.02: bike Amsterdam, Prague Metro, Sestka, Jiriho z Podebrad, Muzeum steps, Uz Jsme Doma Rybi Tuk sessions, ex-pats, Uz Jsme Doma @ Novy Bor, Rybacek glass studio, trams, slanted escalators, Hradcany, Cyklojizda (Prague Critical Mass), auto*mat, UJD @ Supa Molly, bike Berlin, Vecernicek, Vltava River, CarFree Day Praha, Fakelish, Zizkov, night tram, I Am an Artist, Fremont Sunday Market, Canned Hamm, Amtrak Empire Builder to Pittsburgh, Kavage home movies, piano shenanigans, Chicago, Seattle snowstorm, street sledding, pierced thumb nail extraction, Intelligence @ Sit-n-Spin, Country Teasers, dust poisoning, Everything &nd More, Targy's, Discovery Park, gas station runoff, ConWorks, Deaniac, Priceless Works Gallery

vol.01: Fremont Foundry, Feb 15 war protest, $1.76 gas, Chuck D at EMP, peace marches, White Horse fishing expedition, Rialto Beach, Kalaloch Lodge, crab attack, Amtrak to PDX, Portland City Repair, train to LA Union Station, Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Pacific Coast Starlight train, WA state ferry, Bainbridge Island, Gordo's fish shack, Illegible Books, Weapons of Mass Distraction, Fremont Sunday Market, Eclectolounge, Beth's Cafe, Kalakala, Mt. Baker Beach, Spot's Chai House, Typing Explosion, Aurora Bridge, Vancouver, fish ladder, Dead Baby Downhill, Orcas Island, CoCA art show, Ichiro grandslam, Bellevue Bush protest, legwax, Sea-Tac to AMS