A behind the scenes look at the Kinjaz video shoot. Here you will see some cool rehearsals, some vfx breakdowns, and some bloopers. I just want to show the hard work that everyone put in for this project. Long hours were spent shooting, and many weeks were spent editing. A lot went in to get this done. So after you watch the behind the scenes, as well as, the original videos, I hope there will be a greater appreciation to the final product
This is the shot where the camera will zoom in to Toy Box’s foot for the “slow-matrix” effect. After keying out the green, I had to build a 3 dimensional room with still pictures of our “Training Room-set up”. This trips me out because, I LOVE the camera movement on this shot. When you watch the video of the “behind the scenes” you will see that I added smoke, debris, and a cracked floor. One of my favorite shots to showcase
Color Grading is still a process for me, but I have been learning the past few months and I think I’m getting better. I also, wanted to put more visuals around the dancers so it seemed like there were in a different country, let alone a high mountain top. I was going for an “ancient Chinese, abandoned, dirt road-looking feel”
anyways, I hope you see the fruits of our labor.
Big ups to Chris Yu for doing the cinematography! it was sick.
also big thanks to Mike Song and Anthony Lee for being such professionals while putting this thing together. They are great producers
So if your new to the video journals…
I’ve been working on making a concept dance video about “following your dreams” and in the making of putting this together, I wanted to document the process of making the final product through video journals.
this is the second journal entry, and I left you off from the first one with “me making choreography.” This episode focuses on the dancers. Who are they? What motivates them? and what do they want to give for encouragement for others?
So get ready to meet them:
PLEASE WATCH and HEAR what they have to say. I was truly humbled by their words of encouragement, as well as their work ethic. It really made working with them so much easier especially for a video that requires a bit of emotion.
please spread the word, post, reblog, like, favorite, subscribe, or…whatever…
cause I believe this is something the dance community needs just cause it will give a positive message but also empower people who are losing hope. Thanks again. PEACE AND GOD BLESS
Sneak Peak: (must view on youtube if you don’t have an account)
Concept/Dance Video Journal Entry 1
Date: June 3 2010
The idea was to make a video that will benefit people. I wanted a video to allow people to feel inspired and motivated to do whatever they want in life. I’ve gone through an amazing year in dance and I just want to share that journey with everybody. After doing some solo performances in the neighborhood, I performed to a song that received some attention and it turned out that people like the dancing as well, so that spurred me to pitch this idea to bring a random performance into a DANCE VIDEO. Again, this video is intended to help people. I have no need in making a video for myself; Thats not what’s driving me to make this. I’m driven’ by the people, driven by my peers, driven by my family, BUT MOST OF ALL DRIVEN BY GOD. Spiritually, this video is what got me here to make a dance video.
I went to the studio to put together choreography. At the end of the night I was very pleased on how some things came together. The first journal entry shows only some of the choreography of the final product. Its not all waving/animation. I just want to show just enough that doesn’t give away the whole final concept video. Some of the stuff is just “whatever” cause some of those clips are just me thinking of what moves to create. I guess that means not all of the stuff you see are for sure going to be in the final movie. MORE TO COME. next entry will be coming soon.
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The making of…
Its time for me to put out a concept/dance video. Seems like everyone these days are putting one out. I’m not going to put one out just cause of the hype, or get attention. for 1. Just like every artist let out their creative side, but 2. Most Importantly to send out a message of hope. I’m going to present a video that will intend to show people to follow your dreams.
so I’ve teamed up with a friend and were going to put together a team/film crew to produce this video that i’ve envisioned. Check out his stuff (www.artofsolven.com). After investing in a legit camera recently(canon 7D) I am now pushing myself to finish this project. This camera is no joke.
so the next few weeks we’re going to post/document the process of putting our film together to market the final product. SO STAY POSTED, and subscribe
so here is a photo of me making choreography in the studio…the next few days I will post a video journal of that night, as well as more photos
Have we forgotten about Our First LOVE….?
Have we forgotten about GOD…?
Is it because we are so caught up with this world?
this is a talk given by one of my best friends/roommates/motivator… he inspires me and gets me through alot of my struggles. He can also help you. I’d struggled with my dancing. I struggled with getting a job, but after living with him for a year and knowing him most of my life, he has helped me conquer the most challenging things that I had to go through as a young adult. Why? cause in the past I was too caught up living the WORLD’s perspective on how to live. With God I have purpose (that’s another blog i should get into) Now, I’m living for God, and he has blessed me with opportunities to help people through my dance
but here is a talk about the great Love of God
It was AWESOME, finally been consistent with dance, been freestylin’, sessioning, teaching, TAKING CLASS, but most importantly sharing knowledge with my peers.
yesterday, awesome another 2 class day. Mari’s at 6:30. Went to the studio right after work. I THANK GOD THAT I’M NEVER TIRED AFTER LEAVING WORK SO I COULD WORK ON MY TALENT. She did a piece to Temper Trap - sweet disposition, she was like ‘its from 500 days of summer’ then i got excited. epic. Then Vihn class at 7:30. execution and performance was his main thing that day, and it was fun cause i like footwork.
I teach, and my little 9 year old is starting to make her own tuts and waves. Shes freestylin on her own. That just validates that I should keep teaching and i love teaching, and my other class is preparing to do a show in may.
Got back to sessionin with Dnoi, ellis, and everyone at pac arts. Totally got more foundation to my arsenal of movement when it came to poppin’. there is always something new to learn
as for my peers, i’ve been running into my fellow dancers, and tell them what GOD does in my life (CAREER AND DANCE ESPECIALLY) so i can motivate them to follow their dreams. THATS THE BEST PART OF MY DAY IS TALKING TO MY PEERS ABOUT GOD. People are surprised about how my walk is so strong with the lord these days compared to a few years ago. THEN I GIVE THEM THE 101 on my life and they are touched cause the past year was my the hardest of my life, and I conquered it with GODs help. This story of my life is a long long talk. so thank you everyone who had a open ear for my words of wisdom the past few weeks
Be consistent with your life, the improvement may be fast, it may even be slow, but always never give up…everything will get easier the more you love it. There will be struggle and pain, but the love with get you through it. never give up the fight!
So I took 2 dance classes today, Mari’s and Vingh’s. Apparently I need more conditioning, or their dance classes are extra tiring. I almost couldn’t breath after Vingh’s class. Actually talked to Mari for a bit, we talked about dancing to tegan and sara. Hopefully, she will be inspired by their music, and make a piece to them. After class, I was drenched in sweat, and quickly gone through my whole bottle of water halfway through my first class!!! WHHHHHHHHHHAT, I’m thirsty. This will be a chronic habit. This will be on a weekly basis. Hopefully i’ll work up to 3 classes in a row, or three classes a week, maybe even four.
After today, i’ve notice pain is inevitable. Reaching your full potential isn’t suppose to be a walk in the park. I’m not going to let my condition to get tired easily stop me to get me to where I’m suppose to be. I’m still going to persevere cause I know my body can still handle this pain, cause the “love” of this talent will help me overcome the evils of this world, and also help others overcome their inner demons. That’s why I’m still fighting!!!! This is what I LOVE
That is why we need to use our gifts that God has given us, we are no mistake in our creation, we are made for a reason, TO OVERCOME THE DEVIL! our gifts will guide people out of trouble. One of my gifts is dance, and one day I want to lead our youth to a better future through dance. Some people’s gifts are to talk, or listen, whatever your gifts are, use it for the greater good, and you will see yourself fight for your goals through another level, you will accelerate your work ethic in what you want to do…
cause your not getting better for yourself, BUT FOR OTHERS, you offer your gifts as gifts to others. That’s whats going to make you persevere
Practice/work/rehearse/whatever…as long as you DO SOMETHING
everyday we need to work on something to get better. If we don’t, someone else will
Need to put some work in everyday. “Not only I will ‘suck’ but you will be better than me, SO I’m not gonna let that happen”