Thought of You

I saw this video posted on a friend’s Facebook page a while.  The music paired with the beautiful animation is just stunning.  The characters’ movements are incredibly lifelike.  In watching part of the behind the scenes video posted elsewhere, I believe the artist used real life models and choreographed dances to work from for the video.  Anyway, wanted to share.

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Kittens on the Beat

I saw this video online a while back and thought it was pretty fun.  It has tiny ninjas and kittens, what’s not to love?!  It’s also very well done and quite clever.  (It also reminds me a bit of Romantically Apocalyptic and Zee Captain.  Tee hee.)  Here’s a link to Corridor Digital’s other videos if you’re interested.

Bonus kitties!!!

What I’ve Been Listening To…

The other day, while I was meandering around Youtube trying to think of some music to listen to, I remembered a group I stumbled upon not terribly long ago.  The group is Two Steps From Hell (Note: I am not really sure why they chose this name…Apologies to my cousins and family, I promise I’m not listening to anything terrible or Satanic.  🙂 ), and from what I’ve read about them they started out doing music for movie trailers and have since gone on to produce several CDs.  The thing is, regardless of the name of their group, the music is absolutely amazing.  Pretty much, every track is some sort of epic.  Just go check them out.  Here’s their Facebook page and their Youtube channel.

Anyway, so the other day I remembered about them and thought “Oh, I’ll go listen to them for a change.”  This led to me Google searching their official website (linked above) and discovering they had their own Youtube channel.  Once on their Youtube, I found the playlists, particularly the Personal Favorites one.  In listening through all one hundred eleven tracks of it, I jotted down notes of a few of my favorites.  This is one of them:

It’s a bit hard to describe what this makes me think of.  It’s a bit of The Capitol from the new Hunger Games film (or some of the music used in Capitol scenes, at least…), it feels a bit Gladiator as well, somehow, and just before the one minute mark when it starts in to exploding all over the place, it makes me think of some sort of ancient Middle Eastern bazaar/market with little boxy stands of wares everywhere, dust and brightly coloured fabric, gypsies wandering around, lots of hustle and bustle and crowds…

Feel free to comment with what it makes you think of, or if you think it’s terrible, or if you have a different song/piece/track that really catches your imagination instead.

Don’t You Just Love Mondays?

Yeah…not so much.  I mean, they CAN have their perks.  But I can’t really think of any.

But, despite this fact, there are people in the world who love Mondays.  These guy:

And really, how can you not like Mondays a little bit more after watching that?  It makes you just want to break into choreographed dance!  Hope everyone’s Monday was a happy, dance-tastic one.