“Memphis Jookin” street dancer, Ron Myles, talks about where he came from, how dance makes him feel, and that everything is creating. His smooth dance moves and sharp popping defy logic – the mind’s eye seeing either slow motion or fast forward, but is in fact, shot in real time.
“The funny part about this music video is that more or less, it was done on a whim. Our Producer, Wayne Han, came to us, mentioning a contest on a website called Genero (www.genero.tv) with the chance to make the official video for a band called M83. A group of us decided it was a good idea and got to work. Bear in mind, we were two weeks away from the deadline when we decided to produce this. Between myself, Wayne Han (Producer), Wyeth Taylor (Lead/Producer), Amanda Scruggs (Production Designer) and Derek Johnson (Director of Photography) we used all of our spare time and resources to put this thing together on a shoestring budget with very little time to make it happen. This was a few years ago, back in 2012. The video was received positively, making it as Finalist in the contest, but didn’t end up taking the prize. Fast forward four years, the music video has just been sitting on the website gaining a view here and there when one day I receive a message. It was from a musical artist named Thomas Pettersen, who uses the stage name Arcane Station, out of Norway. He reached out to me through Genero, exclaiming how much he enjoyed the video and offered to purchase the footage through Genero as a third party. I agreed and spent the next couple weeks re-editing the footage, creating the music video you see above. It’s kind of amazing, how what seemed like a failed project, turned out to have a second life.”
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Into The Badlands (2015)
AMC’s series – In a ruthless land, power is a struggle, fighting is an art. A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons. Into The Badlands Premiered Sunday, November 15, 2015.