Fun project to work on with the talented Nadine Marie from Toronto. Shot this over a few weeks in the summer time in Toronto, Guerilla style of course. Always fun to edit these types of videos because A) the music is good – and you start humming and singing it during the following weeks B) Very easy on the eyes 🙂
Video of Ilene Sova’s Exhibition “The Missing Women Project” at Creative Blueprint Gallery in March 2013. I did the videography & editing. The Missing Women Project is a socially important project as Ilene has created paintings of Missing Women from the OPP Missing Women Database. Each painting represents an unsolved case.
Please check out my Trailer for ‘5 Days of Therapy’. I thought it would be interesting to explore the therapeutic process from the Therapist’s point of view. Everyday they sit and listen to various problems & issues that gripe the mind & heart – this film explores what happens when a Therapist is unable to separate her work & personal life. Everyday she has a new patient, a new problem; which she tries to solve in her own personal life, and with her own personal relationships. It becomes increasingly apparent throughout the days that even though she is helping patients, she needs help herself.
This abstract trailer was shot to illustrate and showcase the direction of where the film will be heading, and the subsequent issues that will be explored.
I wrote the original screenplay, and shot the trailer in late 2012, and I am looking for funding avenues.
To find out more information about this project and how you can contribute, please visit: http://igg.me/at/5days/x/2289489
This project was for a start-up fashion line called ‘Honey Matthews’, was a fun editing and post production job — mainly fun because the video was short, but still took some time to find the right look.
I also worked on some of the visual layout for the branding of some of the images on the blog.
For more info on the line, visit www.honeymatthews.com
There are 4 Types of Rappers that we all know, love, hate, despise, and secretly want to be like.
The 90’s Rapper
This is the rapper that thinks that Rakim & Eric B are still the President, and hope that Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth will get back together. Baggy pants are still a staple fashion, and using complex metaphors over a classic snare drum & clap mixed with a boring chorus – are the ingredients to ‘Real Hip-Hop’
Top 90’s Rappers:
The Gangsta Rapper
This is the Alpha Thug, spends his drug money on working with the popular producers and the best studios. Loves Scarface. Is not afraid to take pics or videos of himself with guns, knives, and using banned narcotics. Likes to use a wide range of simile’s to explain how he will shoot and kill you, your family, and even retroactively kill your deceased great-great GrandFather from the civil war.
Top Gangsta Rappers:
The Swag Rapper
This is the Rapper whom gets his haircut at least once a week, cause you, black ppl’s hair grows back very fast. Always has the newest shoes and gear, frequenter of the Luxury Car Rental stores – cause appearance is everything, right? Makes sure to buy bottles upon bottles in the club, pouring liquor into his entourage’s mouth, and strangers. And always takes a bad bitch back to the hotel – then when its time to checkout, its back to Mama’s house … Until next weekend, and ‘We Do it again’.
Top Swag Rappers:
Any rapper that is highly materialistic (Yes, its a lot)
The Emo Rapper
This is the rapper that likes close fitting jeans, and low V-neck tops. Working out at the gym isn’t that important, food isn’t as important either. Comes from the suburbs, but knows about hardships …. Talks about real problems like bitches that snort too much of your cocaine, those type of issues. Likes to sing too, and thinks they are ‘Pseudo Rockers’ so will have a skateboard and guitar too. Also this rapper is very expressive with his feelings and emotions, sometimes a bit too much.
Top Emo Rappers:
Yeah, we know there are more types of Rappers that could possibly be added to this list, feel free to list those types in the comments below.
We get it, life is busy. And sometimes, its just easier to stop off at your favorite Fast Food Chain and shove thousands of calories & sodium into your mouth for $2.99 or less. But, there are options for creating quick ‘Creative Meals’ for people on the go.
‘Ghetto Cooking’ sounds bad, but its really just a method of fusing together cooking ingredients based on a few simple pillars – the main pillar being whatever is in your kitchen (seriously). There are 2 dishes that you can try that will not only save you time in the kitchen, but will save you money.
Spaghetti & Meatballs
This is a simple recipe for the classic ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’, but without the Meatballs. Here is what you will need:
> Spaghetti Pasta or Ramen Noodles
> Hot Dog Weiners
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Gourmet Beef Patty
Everybody loves a Beef Patty, but what about taking it to the next step and creating a Gourmet Beef Patty sandwich? Now, you are probably thinking ‘Patty & cocoa Bread’, nope – that is not what is happening here. We are putting the gourmet ingredients into the Patty itself. Here is what you’ll need:
> Beef Patty
Prep Time: 7 mins
Hope these recipes will be added to your culinary repertoire – if not, hope you at least learned some creative Ghetto alternatives to cooking!
Another comedy video from my Urban Comedy Network Family featuring comedian Anthony Engelbrecht. This was an interesting shoot because we had a script that we had to modify on the fly, so most of the content was impromptu, and we met some interesting people showing us their variations of the Gangnam Style dance – which included booty smacking and all. I had fun editing this video, which is a rarity.
All my Ladies that have weave, whether Yaki, Remy, or Synthetic will be able to relate to the ‘Ten Weave Commandments’. One thing that is evident about hair weave, is that it is a multi-billion dollar industry and women invest a lot of time and energy in trying to find that right weave.
So personality @nadinemarieg created a funny parody called the ‘Ten Weave Commandments’, and they are helpful tips for any woman struggling with their weave:
1. Never let your tracks show (self-explanatory) 2. Always travel with your weave glue (or hair pins in case a track falls out) 3. Always pat your head when it’s itchy (patting won’t pull out the tracks or make your hair messy) 4. Never lie and say “it’s all mine.” 5. Never make your weave too greasy (there’s nothing worse than a greasy weave, believe me) 6. Always travel with your brush (weave gets frizzy. Gotta keep it looking lush) 7. This rule is so overrated: keep your Remy and Yaki completely separated 8. Gel down your edges if they’re nappy (weave and nappy roots — that’s just tacky) 9. Nine should’ve been number 1 to me; ALWAYS know when to take out your weave! 10. Buy a wig just in case. If your hair is looking rough, put on a wig to cover it up.
Hopefully these tips will help some ladies to living a good life with their weave, because no other relationship is as important as a woman and her weave.