from bits and pieces of obsolete instructional shorts, home movies and
inspired miscellany, the Training Films were an important part of Units
performances. They were produced by Scott Ryser and Rachel Webber. During
concerts, they were projected onto screens behind the band. At other
times, a 12 minute film compiled from the set was shown sans band, like
at the "5th of July Film Celebration" in 1979. There, it was third in
a lineup that included films by Devo and The Residents, among others.
Following are a few stills.
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West / East
composed the soundtrack for West/East, a 1979 skateboarding film produced
by Tony Labat.
A Girl Like
by Epic/CBS in 1983, this was the only Units video shown on MTV. Unlike
the other Units film productions, though, the Units had little artistic
control over their involvement in the video.