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Its been a while since I’ve had the time to blog, my entire year has been non-stop and before I could post my latest works I was already off to do something new. All in all, it has been a trip that I am thankful to be apart of. More recently I decided to experiment with MadMapper 2.0, A Pixlite 16 LED driver, and 25 meters of WS2811 RGB strips. Oh yeah, and all inside of a mobile Uhaul party vehicle powered by a 2000 watt silent generator… Let’s just say this was a spectacular experiment.
For some time now I have been doing some fun pop-up / experimental dance parties with my neighbor and friend Joy ( DJ name “Kill Joy” <- I think). We just like to try new things and that is how OMG started. Original, “Only Mashups Goobers” due to the first event being at a location that did not pay BMI or ASCAP, so we had a mashup party and devised a visual setup using 1 projector, cardboard, duck-tape, spray paint, and some hot pants. This is what the first OMG party looked like:
But even crazier than the actual party was the media campaign that was released on Facebook two weeks before. Quick edited, simply narrated, “hot-topic” videos with blown out audio that looked and sounded spectacular on mobile devices (most of facebooks’ traffic) were a hit amongst those who saw them. Here are some of the OMG videos:
Not bad, and they had tons of shares. So that was OMG 1, after that was OMG 2, The Sledgehammer dance party…. Let’s just say this party was so crazy it’s almost like it never even happened.
And then, there was OMG 3, The Mobile UHaul LED Disco Dance Party…