The Shout

The Shout is an hour-long dance performance by Yusuf Nasir that opens at the El Portal Theater on Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, California.

Nasir has collaborated with various celebrities including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lopez, Neil Patrick Harris, Wayne Brady, Betty White, Dancing With The Stars, and more.

I filmed an interview with him at the El Portal.

The showtimes are:

Preview – Sept. 21 @ 8:30pm (Invite Only)

Opening Night – Sept. 22 @ 8:30pm

Friday Sept. 23 @ 8:30pm

Saturday Sept 24 @ 8:30pm

Sunday Sept 25 @ 8:30pm

You can follow The Shout @SHOUTDANCES on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

 

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ScareLA 2016

‘Tis the season! It was the second time I attended this convention and I love it!

There are plenty of interesting vendors such as Zombie Larping! The groups is called, Dystopia Rising and they larp in different locations across the U.S. It’s Role-Playing in a Post-Apocalyptic world and you must survive zombie attacks. They had a sample of this in one of the rooms at the convention center. Participants are given a nerf gun and a melee weapon. We have to tap, not hit, the zombies in different areas to “hit” them. Obviously, we don’t hit them hard. Melee weapons deal a small amount of damage and guns deal a larger amount of damage. However, we don’t know what each zombie’s HP is. We just have to keep moving and surviving. The tanks are a challenge. As the name suggests, they have high defensive stats. The whole thing was like flag Football. We wore these belts with two thin straps to represent our health. If both of them are taken, we are down. We were given a time limit before the door was opened for us to escape to safety.

There was a booth that was advertising the new Blair Witch Project movie. We were able to take pictures with a cutout Instagram template and hashtag in order to win a prize.

There were vendors that had really cool masks, shirts, and haunts.

One vendor, ImagineRick, designs some awesome props and creatures.

There was a vendor that advertised a show called, The Real Ghoulwives of Los Angeles which is something that I would watch.

There is a place called, The Phantom Carriage, a brewery in Carson, Ca. They are, “part brewery, part cafe — and part haunted cellar”.

A dark hallway, The Vault of Darkness, provided some entertainment, include a stage act who got his body out of a ring that was smaller than his body. There was a small model of a house that had a half-naked woman inside (maybe NSFW), as well as a TV that displayed static, and various other creepy things. I wanted to get many compositions of this house to capture its creepiness.

Photos from Day 2 will be up soon!

https://flic.kr/s/aHskDJHG7R

 

The AfterGLOW Fanumentary

I don’t know if I’ve ever shared this here, but I was working with a client on a documentary. It’s about G.L.O.W. (The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). This took about a year to complete and it has a nostalgic 80’s feel to it. There is even a GLOW series on Netflix!

This was also my first commission!

San Diego Comic-Con Day 1 & 2

I wanted to attend this convention for a while now, but I would not have been able to get a pass. I was able to crash at a friends place and, though I was unable to go inside the convention center, I still had fun. I had heard that there are plenty of things to do around the convention center, and that was pretty much true.

There were plenty of attractions, vendors, and free stuff. Through I didn”t play that many games, I did get two free shirts from an Adult Swim vendor (one free shirt a day per customer). There was a mock bar from the show, Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I posed there while cosplaying as Napoleon Dynamite. There was a big Meatwad dome (from Aqua Teen Hunger Force) where we sat on the ground looking up at the screen above. The visuals were interesting.

I was walking around the convention center while playing Pokemon Go and I managed to catch two Squirtles! There were also plenty of Pokestops.

Because I’m running out of media storage, I will start posting links to galleries from my Flickr account.

Days 3 and 4 will be up soon.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskF7H3t3