The multi talented Trent Park teamed up once again with director William Sikora III to bring his latest single “Everybody” to life. Joel Brandano captured the entire production which you can watch right here. The song really connects with people in the industry who moved out to LA to chase their dreams and Trent’s music is as personal as it gets for the rising star who also wrote and produced the track. CREDITS: Director: @trentpark @iamsikora Producer: Trent Park Editor/Color: William Sikora III Stylist: @vernonjones_ Lighting Director: @dagoodman13 HMUA: @jordandavidartistry Production Manager: @callme_trina Movement Director: @arh.83 Dancers: @arh.83 @realtor.rw Model: @landonxxl PA: @asicbenson @hunterleerich Designer (cardboard heads): @hudhaus Behind The Scenes: @joelbrandano
When William Sikora III set out to make Lone Wolf, he had no idea what he was actually about to create.“I started out just wanting to capture some really great drone footage and take some epic imagery with my poncho. When the long day of filming was over, I felt so happy and free. I spent the entire day alone and managed to capture everything myself. That really was fundamental in driving this film’s narrative. It was a tough shoot, I was wearing shoes originally but the fields had so many prickly things sticking to me, I ended up taking off my shoes and socks entirely. Towards the end of the day I got a cut on my footage and luckily had a bandage to wrap my foot up with but it was bright pink. I am glad you don’t see that anywhere in the film!” Sikora laughed. “It was
Brandy’s seventh studio album B7 kicked off with “Baby Mama” which was a bright and colorful anthem to single mothers out there. “Borderline” was a totally different song about the struggles with mental health and a relationship that emotionally took the singer to the borderline. “Being on set, getting to film the entire experience, it was unlike other videos.” Sikora said. The singer/actress really honed in her skills to fully embrace the acting in the video. “Borderline” is a deeply emotional song and very personal to the singer. Go behind the scenes and watch the making of the video. “It is such an honor to get to capture these moments with someone so legendary in the music game, it’s kind of mind boggling that I am a part of a chapter in this all.” Sikora said. B7 is now out in stores and available all music platforms!
Meet the mind behind Da Vibe, an incredibly raw and powerful musical dance piece created by Jermaine McGhee. The creative has an MFA in Dance: Creative Practice with a Certification in Dance Stage Management and set out to bring his final thesis to life on stage this Spring but COVID-19 had other plans. “My initial plan for Da Vibe was to present the work on a proscenium stage. In my mind I saw the work unfold in an auditorium with various light fixtures, specials and specific light cues. I assumed that the proscenium stage could better manifest the thoughts of this research lead choreographic exploration on black bodies. However, when March 15, 2020 came, the panic of a global pandemic, COVID 19, derailed my conception and presentation of the work, Da Vibe. Once the seriousness and fear of the virus set in, I immediately brainstormed how I would be able to present this deep
COVID-19 changed our world forever. Businesses are closed up, food is scarce and toilet paper is impossible to find! The spread of the virus put most of the world into a lock down leaving people stuck at home with nothing to do. We are now 2+ months in and it’s been incredibly interesting seeing how people adapt and survive through tough situations. Unemployment is sky high, suicide rates are through the roof and then there are people who are thriving through all of this. Luckily for me, I am thriving…I’ll get to that in a bit…. TV networks and movie studios have been shut down with no new content being created for audiences. Movie theaters are going to have a rough summer and may not even survive when things slowly open back up. I personally have no desire to rush back into a theater, especially if I have to wear
It’s April 2020 and quarantine has turned the city of Los Angeles into a ghost town. While the ‘Safer at Home’ order let people go out and about to get some fresh air, Sikora decided to take his drone out for a fun flight during his walk. Things did not go as planned, just watch… “It was definitely a nerve wracking experience, I do not want to relive! Even watching the video put me on edge.” Sikora said. The drone was luckily recovered and no property was damaged, it was a quick and well planned extraction. “Flying a drone is almost like riding a roller coaster, it’s an adrenaline rush, it’s really scary actually and this story was proof of the many things that could go wrong but luckily were resolved.” Sikora continued. Expect more flying from the filmmaker as he expands his collection with the new Mavic Air 2.