I was recently interviewed by Contrast Magazine after the release of a music video I worked on, 2000 Seasons. Contrast contributor Riana Stellburg asks several questions regarding my past and present as a live visuals projectionist and I talk about some of my inspirations and upcoming plans.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with SF Bay Area band The Seshen on their latest music video “2000 Seasons.” They recently performed at Hiero Day in Oakland blessing the audience with this track. I was responsible for all of the motion design and animation and utilized some of my newer techniques as a live visualist. Video was directed by The Seshen’s art director, Emalyn Lopez and live footage was filmed/edited by Roxann Reyes.
Copped my first Hawaii underground hiphop tape, Narcoleptic Symposium back in ’99 or ’00 and kept that thing on rotation for at least a month. 13 years later I’m living in the 50th state and working with some of the same dudes that I used to bump in my walkman. Here’s my first music video as an 808 resident for a track off my friend well.being’s new album called “Take It Back.” It was an honor directing a video like this that pays homage to local spots of old.
I was again honored to create video profiles for the Beatroot 2013 Grand Championships finalists. All 6 producers battled hard with styles unique to each of them, making for an event full of energy and hard hitting beats. Congrats to Mr. Carmack for taking the 2013 title.
In collaboration with San Jose based label Cukui, I had the opportunity to create a video for local painter/artist Kamea Hadar (Co-lead Director of Pow Wow Hawaii) to highlight aspects of his work.