michael jackson

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:

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:

michael jackson,5