The Geotaggers

Hey!

We are back from spending a few days in Bar Harbor, Maine.

So Willis and I started a new youtube channel to document our travels today.  It’s basically a vlog channel and we are still trying to figure it out.  We have put up two videos up right now.  The channel may not be perfect, but I spent soooo much time trying to get the channel art with the right spacing and putting together the end screen today.  Now we have an end screen that can be annotated!  Anyway, here is a new video, and hope you enjoy it.🙂

Put in a lot of work into this channel today, time to get back to focusing on writing my essays and finishing off summer school strong!

Good night!

Last Job and Vlogging the Lantern Festival

Finally quit my job and taking a month off to finish off summer school!  Here are some photos shot from the last project, mid-June, as General Manager, at Jennifer Muller/The Works.  The full album can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154163756957177.1073741865.543622176&type=1&l=7df6dbced5

Here are a few of my favorites to share:

The photos shot were from Jennifer Muller’s and Margo Sappington’s choreographies.  I simply shot for their archival use, and not for myself or any commercial purposes.

Finally, after leaving that job (and will try to find a new one), I had a bit of time to breathe, so here is a new video from the Lantern Festival in Philadelphia on June 25th!🙂

Enjoy!  More videos to come VERY soon…

No, it’s not okay.

So I don’t know why, but I just came across this “gossip,” you can say, or article two years later.

http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/139159/20141119/american-dancer-brian-puspos-calls-out-yg-entertainment-for-using-his-choreography-but-not-hiring-him-directly.htm

But it is not okay to tell someone to just “chill,” after you use their choreography and by just giving them credit.  Just like it is not okay to JUST use someone’s music and just crediting them (especially a big organization/company who are making money off of using others’ artistic propertty, AND can afford to pay), and how music is copyrighted and you need to pay royalties…..it really isn’t okay to use someone’s movement and to not hire them!  You get flagged and called out for using someone’s music….then it should be the same for dance movement (and I don’t mean one movement…I mean whole phrases and sequences of movement).  Granted, it is not as easy to regulate dance, but an effort should still be made…or at least the original choreographer should have the right to call it out for plagiarism.

I don’t want to be a hypocrite, because I do use music and only credit them, but that is also because I am not making money off of anything and simply for sharing purposes.  It is not the same when you are using someone’s choreography that is shown nationwide and internationally…sure, giving them credit is a lot of support and probably leading more audiences to that artists’ work, but don’t take it for granted!  Dancers deserve to get paid and to make a living off of what they do too!

Why do people continually think that it is okay to take advantage of dancers/choreographers just because they are doing what they love?  Why do dancers not speak up about it, and then why do they get hate for finally speaking up?!

Dancers need to eat.  Dancers deserve credit and respect too for trying to make a living out of their dreams.  The only way they can do that, is if people start giving them to respect and support that they deserve, and dancers start fighting for what it!

#RantOver …Sorry…had to write this somewhere, for myself, haha.  I’ll be quiet now and just share something a bit more fun.

I came across this article because I was excited about YG’s new group, Black Pink, and saw this video.

…which was great! And then I saw the original by Parris Goebel!  I am sure this is NOT the scenario as mentioned above, since she seems to have worked with YG quite a few times.  This is definitely not what I was talking about above, just thought I’d share the videos.