Sikora unveiled his latest REBORN artwork today and it features one of his grandest visuals yet. “The concept developed as I was working on it, I know I wanted to use the photo of the French woman which was from the 1860s. The addition of the ocean really started bringing the idea together as Mother Earth. She originally was holding a large feather fan in her hand, when I was pretty much finished with the work, I got the idea to add some seagulls as if they are following her because she represents nourishment and life. That further developed into me adding the water can in her hand instead, creating a “feeding the world” waterfall effect. The crown is actually from the Mind Dynasty which dates back to 1368-1644.” Sikora said. Combining all these elements into a cohesive piece isn’t always easy as Sikora trials and errors concepts. In the
Fluffy Friends has been pumping out comedy videos for years now but it’s only been recently since they started dabbling with movie parodies. In September fans got an “IT” parody which featured LaTonka talking to Pennywise the clown in the sewer. It exploded on our channels with over 200k views. The latest parody is much bigger, topping off at almost 10 minutes long and features multiple characters. LaTonka Meets Jigsaw is a hilarious spoof on the SAW films. “We wanted to have some fun making parodies and the next one had to be bigger! It started out with just LaTonka but I wanted guest stars to be involved. That’s where the white cheerleader Crystal came in. I then added another, the very first puppet that started Fluffy Friends, Cookie Monster. He was always a parody element, making fun of his character and such. We cut him out of Fluffy Friends
September 27, 2017, marks the one year anniversary of Fluffymoji and also with that came the big announcement that Fluffymoji has finally arrived on Android devices. “Fans have been waiting a long time, it’s taken a while to get it developed but we took the best of the iOS Fluffymoji and Fluffymoji 2 and put them together.” Sikora said. The Android app features an exclusive keyboard which also categorizes the emojis and stickers into moods so it’s easier to find what you want out of the 250+ included stickers. Fluffymoji was a hit with fans and even was honored by Apple and featured on the App Store, where it climbed to the TOP 50 PAID APPS. “It was crazy, I never imagined that would happen, it just proves that if you really want something, do not give up and keep pushing.” Sikora continued. They’re funny, they’re fluffy, they’re awesome! The
Eastwick takes you into the magical dark world of three women, Amanda Smith, Jesse Stewart and Sveta Matiunina Photogenics who enchant their viewers with fashion from AKIxMANN. The fashion film, directed by William Sikora III captures a dark, yet visually beautiful group of women who many in the town of Eastwick are against. Could they be outcasts or witches? Don’t be fooled by their beautiful looks, the stories told often lead to nightmares. Photographer // Ben Duggan @duggangram Assistants // Geoffrey Glenister @geoffrey_austinDarren Bertonneau @vastblue Video Director // William Sikora III @iamsikora Creative Direction // Michael Mann @michael.mann of @akixmann Fashion // Michael Mann & Tyler Mann (@michael.mann @tylerjacobmusic @akixmann ) Hair // Tina Greene @tina.greene Make Up Artist // Nimai Marsden @makeupbynimai
The Muppets took over The Hollywood Bowl in a live variety show and Fluffy Friends’ Ollie went to join in on the fun! Ollie walks through the crowds and meets new friends! This is just a glimpse of the show and how amazing it was to see in person! Special thanks to the Muppets for inspiring me in what I do! Special thanks to Joshua Redden on the camera.
Creating the visual for Brandy’s first new music in five years was no small step. AKIxMANN enlisted William Sikora to join up with their out of this world style to film an art film for the legendary Brandy that debuted in Schon Magazine. “They said they wanted something really edgy and slightly twisted, her style and looks on the shoot were ‘new’ Brandy, it was super fresh and different and I wanted to carry that over in the visual edit. It brought me back to my roots as an editing days when I first started editing digitally, I used to play with so many concepts and warped images. Brandy is beyond beautiful, to add that edgy/twisted vibe to it made her pop even more. I wanted to add a horror mood to it, speeding up shots, putting shots in reverse, mirror shots to give her that goddess look, it all