I am currently looking up how to do nice edits on videos. I’ve spent the last two weeks split between practice in both music and dance studio times, and searching how to shoot how to videos. I will start uploading how to dance videos on YouTube every week or every month. (Once a week or once a month). Looking forward to this new project. We aren’t that hopeful about the second stage of the competition as they have called at an inconvenient time for us. We might have to drop out of the competition. As there is no one to practice with I have been occupying most of my time with video editing software. Once I feel comfortable enough editing the videos to my liking I will start uploading them.
Update (August 10, 2015) : Well this project failed miserably. Maybe I’ll reboot when I have a better computer and camera.
When it comes to describe today, I guess I felt both the things and there opposites; scared and brave, excited and disappointed, cheerful and sorrowful, depressed and hopeful. lost but found. Let me explain why;
This morning I entered my physics exam and saw only 5 (five) questions on the test. Then, I immediately realized that I was not meant to be a student and should probably just jump out the window and save the teacher a paper to grade. All the questions were on the topics that I didn’t understand at all because not only is physics hard in English, it’s damn near impossible in Turkish. .After the test, my manager calmed me down, I decided to plan out the trip to Istanbul for wednesday. BTW (By the way), I got accepted into the talent contest and the company wants me to go to Istanbul to meet with everybody I’ll be competing against. After speaking to my manager and sponsor we’ve come to a conclusion that I need to spend the entire day tomorrow coming up with a brand new choreography to use for wednesday. Today, I was able to cut and slice the music and practice a little bit on my routine. Tomorrow, I will spend 6 (six) hours creating and practicing a routine to perfection.
Wish Me Luck.
So in Turkey, some people call YouTube (Yu-Toowb) as “Oytub” (Oy-Tuub), and it’s really weird. When I first heard people say this, I was filled with confusion. As I was trying to figure out what “Oytub” was they continued to describe a video they watched. By the time I figured out “Oytub” meant YouTube, there explanation of the video was finished.
Anyway, last night I uploaded the first video of the weekly publish. This video was shot in Bursa, Turkey. The track name I am dancing to in the video is “Wamono” by Hifana.
Today, in approximately 4 (four) hours, I will be meeting up with my manager in the studio to work on the second video. I am super excited about getting ready for this competition. I was so hyped yesterday that I watched the previous contestants of the contest. Honestly, almost all of them were amateurs. Only one team was decent and they copied their ENTIRE set from another dance competitions contestant. As a dancer, I was absolutely filled with hatred. Can you imagine spending HOURS, that turn into DAYS, that turn into WEEKS, then to MONTHS of practice, and someone from another country steals your entire show by doing the same exact moves on an other countries talent competition?
As I was filled with furiosity by being just a dancer and seeing this, I couldn’t imagine how the original dancers that came up with, and performed, that set felt. Honestly, if it was my set they stole, I would’ve opened a law-suit against them.
That’s just not cool.
Anyway, here’s the video we shot in Bursa, TR. Enjoy.
P.S. – ( 🙂 If you Like, Comment, Subscribe, and/or share the video it would make me very happy. 🙂 )