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WHAT’S YOUR FIVE EIGHT? – THE LAUNCH TRAILER

Director/DP/Editor

It all started with a vision.

A few years ago I noticed that Toronto didn't have any dance film companies like Yak Films or Strife TV representing the local dancers and giving them a voice on the international stage. At the time I was still in school, and I didn't have any connections to the street dance community. Over the past 3 years through my passion for street dance I've been fortunate to meet so many inspirational and talented people in the community. It was only when I met Kristine and Vanessa that I finally knew I could bring my vision to life.

Coincidentally Kristine and Vanessa had the exact same idea, and from our first meeting in February 2013 we laid down the foundations for our mission to bring Toronto's dance community and diverse history to light. Flash forward 4 months to June 5th, 7:08pm and we've finally completed filming and editing the short films for our first 6 dancers.

Our vision is to create a platform for dancers to showcase their talents and share their stories on an international scale. There's so much hidden talent in Canada and we want to share it with the world. Today our mission starts in Toronto, but we hope to reach other cities in Canada, and eventually collaborate with artists, singers, and dance crews.

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What does "58" Mean? I'll let Vanessa explain:

"And 5,6,7,8...
You lose yourself and enter a world you've created away from reality, away from negativity, where nothing exists but you and your movement. These four numbers are the ignition of every moment you've ever felt exhilarated and one with the stage, one with your art. 5,6,7,8... and a flash of everything you've done to get to this moment runs through your mind. 5,6,7,8... your audience waits with bated breath. 5,6,7,8... and it's time. What's your five-eight?"

www.fiveeight.ca

KAT YE X VYBE X L.O.V.E – “BET I” B.O.B.

KAT YE X VYBE X L.O.V.E – “BET I” B.O.B.

Director/DP/Editor My second dance video collaboration with VYbE Dance Company is choreographed by Kat Ye. Her style is so fresh and so hard. What I love about VYbE is the variety and uniqueness of each of the dancers and Kat is no exception. With dance videos I believe it’s always important that the movement of [...]

JASMIN YEUNG x VYBE x L.O.V.E – “ORIGINAL DON” MAJOR LAZER

Director/DP/Editor

I’ve pretty much grown up with VYbE Dance Company since I entered the Toronto dance scene and I’ve worked with them on a few video promos for their annual stage production: Spotlight. Although I’ve worked with some of the dancers in other concept videos, this is my very first official concept video for VYbE. Needless to say, it’s always fun working with friends.

www.vybedance.com

Jojo Zolina x Tamina Pollack-Paris – “VAN VOGUE” Azealia Banks

Director/DP/Editor

I’ve made dance concept videos with Vanessa Li and Henry Wan before, and if you haven’t seen them you should check them out.

What I love about dance is there is so much variety and even though the styles have similarities, there is also so much contrast. Jojo and Tamina’s concept dance video definitely shows how different dance styles can be. One thing that every dancer shares is their passion, and there’s no shortage of that here; this is one fierce choreo.

Tamina's Youtube Channel

Jojo’s Youtube Channel

Fashion for Change – Model Audition Promo

Editor

An epic promotional video for the brand new student club Fashion For Change, from the University of Waterloo, which was used to recruit models and talent for their annual charity fashion show. This video was a challenge because I had no creative control over the footage or music so I had no idea what to expect coming into the project. With only 6 video clips to work with, I managed to develop a theme that showcased the 3 different styles of dance in the video.

www.fashionforchange.ca


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