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.
From the Arab Spring across the Middle East to the Global civil activism of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the year of 2011 was essentially the year of the Protester – the one rising up against a system as they raise their heads, eyes, and voices towards the sky for change. So fittingly, the audio excerpt is from Pharrell’s song ‘You Can do it too’ (The Yessirs edition), and the pictures are from the tumultuous year of 2011 as ‘Time’ magazine called it the year of the Protester, and Dictionary.com defined the word of the year as ‘Tergiversate’: 1. to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc.; equivocate.
2. to turn renegade.
Images in Video: The Boston Globe ‘Big Picture’
Audio: Pharrell ‘You Can Do It Too’ (Yessirs Edition)
Video Editing: Desmond B – @lifeinbmajor
This is a Hip-Hop Kinetic Typography Music Video I produced for some independent artists out of Toronto. I was inspired by the Cee-Lo Green video ‘F— You’ and other Kinetic typography videos. A funny story accompanies this video, or tragic, I was like 80% done with the video, but then my power went out; which corrupted the file, so I had to spend another 10-12 hours re-creating everything. That was a lesson in saving multiple drafts of all video projects – especially in the Wonderful, yet buggy, Adobe After Effects, lol.
And of course with anything that is abstract, comes politics – especially when dealing with different people (which now, I really understand why most artists want to work for themselves and not deal with bullshit from other clients, collectives, etc.) … but thats for another chapter in my book, I’ll just say that when sampling a population, make sure your sample is representative of the target audience of your works.
A little video collage that I did for DOT CITY. The lyrics and track are pretty powerful as it talks about the ‘End of Days’, so I think I put out some pretty compelling images to evoke that emotion. This track is by Dot City feat. Jermaine Barnaby and is called ‘End of Time’, Let me know what you think….