Posts Tagged ‘kanye west’

my rally song right now

from kanye west – diamonds from sierra leone (remix)


I got it from her ‘ye damn!
The chain remains, the game is in tact
The name is mine, I’ll take blame for that
The pressure’s on, but guess who ain’t gon’ crack? [laughs]
Pardon me I had to laugh at that
How could you falter when you’re the rock of Gibraltar
I had to get off the boat so I could walk on water
This ain’t no tall order, this is nothin to me
Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week
I do this in my sleep,
I sold Kilos of coke, (so?) I’m guessin’ I can sell CD’s
I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man
Let me handle my business, damn

kanyetic typography

thanks for the clever title, rob…

anyway, finally finished my second kinetic typography video… this one took considerably longer than the first (:26 versus 1:25).

i gotta say that this project frustrated me a lot… i think mainly because i didn’t have a plan. so many times i wanted to scrap the entire project and start a different one…


so i guess the next step would be to write a quasi tutorial on this, but i still am not well-versed with after effects… maybe after the third one… i’ll try to keep notes next time… but probably not

any suggestions for my next one?

teaser: kanye kinetic typography

i think i’ve listened to bits and pieces of this song about a million times over the weekend… if anyone ever tells you that kinetic typography is easy, slap them in the face and tell them they’re lying

i’m toying with the idea of making a tutorial on this. i used this HELPFUL tutorial written on crooked gremlins. the only thing that kinda bugged me was that their vimeo video didn’t look good in full screen mode (woulda been nice if the camera zoomed in on the details that he clicked on)

if you wanna do one of these, my advice is to HAVE A GAMEPLAN with how it’ll play out on the screen — if you don’t have a plan, you’ll basically be animating your text on the fly, making a ton of changes along the way — extending your time in front of the computer unnecessarily

the finished video will be 1:25, but here’s a 0:15 sample (i took a guess at what they say in the beginning: “awww yeaahhh” as opposed to “ohhhh heeeeey”)

imma let you finish…

some hip-hop for a friday…

such an epic video… i just hope no one starts referring to this song as “the facebook movie song”

kanye west – power

kanye west – power (remix)

jay-z/jimi hendrix mashup – 99 problems and voodoo child

lazy rock!

i’m gonna lose some of my street cred, but here we go

for a change, i started listening to some “lazy rock”

don’t get me wrong… i’m still all about the kanye…

it’s essentially indie-rock or indie-folk, but it pretty much all sounds the same… i’m digging pomplamoose, she and him, the bird and the bee

once you listen to these bands, you’ll see why i affectionately call it lazy rock… normally it’s a female singer who doesn’t try to belt out the lyrics… it’s more melodic and subtle

pomplamoose has some pretty cool youtube videos that show how they record their songs… not sure if it’s really their process… seems easier to play a full on drum set instead of each piece separately… but that’s just me. oh and it should be stated that nataly’s facial expressions get me every time…

Pomplamoose – Expiration Date

she and him is zooey deschanel’s band… and yes… she’s hot — so this helps me like their music a bit… i swear tho, she has something in her movie contracts that she has to sing in them (i think there’s like one or two that she doesn’t sing in)

She & Him – Sentimental Heart

she deserves a second video shout out!

i found out about bird and the bee from their hall & oates covers… whoa whoa whoa… hall and oates?! yes… if you think me liking hall & oates isn’t cool, then you think sarmad isn’t cool… so there…

The Bird and the Bee – Kiss is on my List