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.
We take you behind the scenes on the set of “Baby Mama” from Grammy winning recording artist Brandy. The video was shot just before COVID-19 caused mayhem across the country. “We didn’t know much about it then, it wasn’t really a thing.” Sikora said. The song features Chance The Rapper who appeared in the video as well. The shoot was captured by William Sikora III and Jaedon Rooney. Check out some photos behind the scenes. “Baby Mama” is now available on all music platforms.
Fluffy Friends has gone animated in their newest series Fluffy Friends Toons! The premiere kicked off with Ollie singing an original Christmas song in a hilariously colorful music video. “It’s been simmering for a while now, I really wanted to do little animated shorts with my characters, something different from the actual puppets.” The creator Sikora said. The singing and dancing is just the beginning as more episodes are planned to drop! “I am really excited to make shorts with all the characters and show them off in new ways. I wanted to give them a unique and fun art style, something that could connect to kids and adults.” Sikora continued. The Christmas song was also written by Sikora himself. It all comes together in a vivid production of sight and sound. “My main inspiration was from Disney’s Aladdin when the Genie performs his first song “Friend Like Me” while
The box office smash hit JOKER has shocked audiences around the world with it’s dark and twisted origin story of Arthur Fleck. Now, Sikora Entertainment wanted to have some fun and make a fan film for Halloween starring William Sikora himself as the infamous villain. A Night Out is a short look inside the mind of the Joker as he battles his inner demons. “I really wanted to make something epic for Halloween this year and utilize the city around me.” Sikora said. Filmed in just three hours and edited in five, it was a mighty feat to tackle in time for Halloween but they did it. A Night Out was captured with three different cameras, BlackMagic Pocket Cinema 4K, Panasonic GH5 and iPhone 11 Pro. “Paying tribute to Joaquin Phoenix and even Heath Ledger was important to me because these actors put so much of their soul into this