It starts with a solicitor given permission to present yo-yos to the entire 3rd grade class. Everyone buys a yo-yo, including me, and they become an instant hit. I start learning tricks and sharing techniques with my classmates.
The teacher confiscates my yo-yo because I wouldn’t stop playing with it in class so I run home to my dad and cry hysterically. I ask my Father if he could get my yo-yo back, and he agrees, grabbing his keys, and loading his piece; a handgun.
I created a monster. My Father was an alcoholic and drug addict, and had been known to make questionable decisions. Bringing a loaded handgun to an elementary school was one of them.
Trying to deescalate the situation I tell my father that it’s not a big deal. We continue to walk around campus, we walk through the halls, and literally no one is to be seen. I tell my father again that I don’t need my yo-yo and that the teacher promised to give it the next day.
This video showcases a 10 second mock-up of a coffee advertisement. I want to give a shout out to Kyle Novak! I don’t know if he’ll ever see this, but I would like to give him credit. He was the one who taught me how to create animation with After Effects. There is music, and it might be loud, so be aware of your volume levels. Yay for coffee!
I participated in a creative project back in 2017 and found it on Vimeo from an account; lucky dragons. I’m on the thumbnail!
You can learn more about the artist collaboration Lucky Dragons at:
The Spreading Ground from lucky dragons on Vimeo.
Description from lucky dragons Vimeo channel: Performance / walking meditation for a large group, staged all along the two-mile path along the top of Hansen Dam in the San Fernando Valley. A simple score provided instructions for gathering and dispersing as a group, as well as sung texts unique to each performer. As the group spread across the length of the path, in and around a walking audience, the singers took turns teaching one-another their songs, or, alternately, being completely alone.
For my Advanced Public Speaking course at CSUN, I had to organize, coordinate, and create a presentation. My team and I decided to do it at the Boys and Girls club and make the presentation on Communication Techniques. Sorry for the bad video quality. I had to be especially careful not to video tape any of the kids, and I was new to filming. Other than that, enjoy!
I made this in December 2018, but I finally got around to posting it. It was meant just for me and I decided that it was too funny to hide from the world. Then again, that could just be the narcissist in me. Either way… Enjoy!