Attack of the Show!

I completely flipped when I was asked to make an appearance on G4's "Attack of the Show"! I've been an uber fan for a while. I mean, tech, comedy, video games, pop, news, and all things digital? They practically made this show for me! It was so much fun to shoot, shout out to Kevin Pereira for being such a great host!

So surreal to see myself on the AOTS set.

 

And as a bonus, a behind the scenes interview!

The Nexus

Check out my latest collaboration with Chantal Claret! We used Google's Nexus One, and since I'm the world's worst dancer, I got my good friend Jon "Bionic" Bayani to do his thing!

In case you're wondering, yes the video on the phone is the actual video being played on the Nexus, NOT added in post-production.

You can also download the song on iTunes!

Dancers Wanted

Hello internet!

I'm looking for dancers. And by dancers, I don't necessarily mean professional. I'm working on a video right now that involves dancing; I'd do it myself except for the fact that I cannot dance to save my life. That's where you come in...

With your camera on a tripod or table, film yourself dancing for 10-15 seconds. Make sure your entire body is in frame. If you're doing something that involves only your hands, you can just film that. All styles are welcome. If you're not sure what to do, try some Michael Jackson, Beyonce or even Napoleon Dynamite moves. Feel free to use props. Remember, this isn't a contest so have fun with it!

Please send as high quality as possible, HD is preferred but not required. If you're using point and shoot style camera that records video, you can just send the entire file from the memory card. Upload the file using www.yousendit.com and send the download link to dance@mikerelm.com.

The deadline is Saturday, January 9, so get dancing! Please email dance@mikerelm.com with any questions you might have.
This video is a good example of framing, notice he set the camera on a table or tripod:

Watch Clown Alley!

It's been about a year since the official release of Clown Alley on DVD, so I thought it might be a good time to make it available for viewing online! You can watch it here in its entirety (sans DVD extras). Of course, you'll need 3D glasses to fully enjoy the action scenes (2 pairs of 3D glasses and Clown Alley poster come with each DVD). A lot of hard work went into this project, and I'm happy to have gotten overwhelmingly great response from those who have the DVD. Enjoy!

My First Zoetrope

My life has been pretty digital lately so I decided to put a project together that let me step away from the computer and get arts and craftsy, at least for part of the building process. The idea behind this piece was to use the turntable in two ways that are on opposite sides of the technical spectrum. One being video scratching, which at the moment is the most advanced thing you can do with a turntable. The second thing is the zoetrope, which is the origin of motion picture. Anyone who has taken a film class will recognize the Muybridge images!

This was so much fun to make, definitely one of the best production experiences I've had. Helps to have a kick-ass crew, a few good ideas, and a beautiful location. We got to shoot at the Regency Center in San Francisco, which was built exactly 100 years ago, in a room that not too many people get to step foot in.

Michael Jackson

There's not much to say that hasn't been said already. Although I've never come close to meeting him, it feels as if a close friend has passed. Michael Jackson was, and still is, a huge influence on me. Like many other kids in my generation, the first record my parents ever gave me was Thriller. I've since picked up close to a dozen more copies. I've wore out most of them but I still have that very first one. Someone pointed out to me that I've used a Michael Jackson track in almost every show I've done. I think most would agree that you can't go wrong with MJ. He is a huge positive influence on most all entertainers and we will NEVER see a more prolific artist in our lifetime, period.

I would encourage everyone to tell everyone you love and admire how much they mean to you (I can be reached at relm(at)mikerelm.com) . No seriously, you never know if and when you'll get another chance to tell someone how important they are to you.

I use this as my computer wallpaper right now, it's called "Michael Jackson 5" by Glen Inocencio:

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