Here it is!! Jac Vanek, Holiday 13 campaign that i shot and post produced. This was so fun and it is always a pleasure shooting with my awesome crew and the super talented Kris Kidd. <3
In conjunction with the release of the DC x Wu-Tang 20 Year Anniversary Collection, which celebrates the anniversary of the groundbreaking album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” DC is proud to present, “STREETS & BOARDS & BEES & SWORDS,” a short film which follows the parallel stories of one album’s effect on the music and skate industries and the simultaneous launch of a brand onto the skate scene that forever changed footwear. The film is told through interviews with the icons that paved the way, and chronicles the common thread amongst underdogs and visionaries… Musicians, skateboarders and forward thinkers alike must believe in themselves and break the rules in order to change the world.
Directed by the handsome Kirk Dianda.
Check out some behind the scenes photos i shot of the making of the short film and some limited edition DC X WUTANG products.
Paris, Día de Muertos and the day I married the love of my life. Thank you for all your love Mr. Dianda.
November 1st and 2nd celebrates, Día de Muertos!
Remembering family and friends that have passed away, the tradition is as ancient as the Aztecs, and is celebrated all over the world.
It’s nothing to be sad about. Build an alter to your dearly departed ones, honoring them with their favorite foods and drinks, decorate with Marigolds, and recall stories of their past lives in merriment.
Here is a stop-motion animation inspired by “Danse Macabre” that Kirk and I created in honor of Día de Muertos and Kirk’s Grandfather, Grandpa Louis Dianda.
PSYCHO MUSIC VIDEO PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amber B Dianda presents the official music video for “Psycho” by The Shining Twins. Watch the punk duet perform their hit song on stage, while a few friends crash the party.
ABOUT THE MUSIC VIDEO:
Created by Amber B Dianda, the music video was inspired when a box of socks appeared at her front door courtesy of Stance socks. WithThe Shining Twins playing in her head, rather than putting the socks on her feet, Amber was inspired to make sock puppets instead… And so a music video was conceived.
Hand-sewn by Amber, the puppets were created to caricaturize Alex Weiss and Marisa Kreiss, aka The Shining Twins. But no band is complete without groupies to dance, drink, and run-a-muck. So when the stage was set, the band of merry pranksters joined in for the fun.
ABOUT THE SHINING TWINS:
The Shining Twins is an all-girl punk duet, starring Alex Weiss and Marisa Kreiss. “Pyscho” was one of the first songs they ever wrote and recorded on “Cum Play With Us” which was their inaugural album. The song recorded by heartthrob, Loren “Ted” Humphrey (Guards) at his studio in Bushwick, NY, with Alex on Bass and Marisa on drums. Both girls lend their voice on the raw and sinister lyrics about failed relationships, and losing your grip on reality.
Buy the Album here:
ABOUT AMBER B AND KIRK DIANDA:
Amber B has been sewing creatures as long as she could thread a needle, and has since exhibited them around the world. From Australia, Austria, Japan, Los Angeles, New York, and most notably as a front window installation to Parisian boutique, Colette, Amber’s creatures have travelled the world.
Kirk Dianda is best known for his storytelling and filmmaking within the skateboard world. He recently edited “Dreamland” the internet sensation starring Bob Burnquist, along with “Soul Rebel” the Mark Appleyard video, Nyjah Huston’s gold-medal winning Real Street video part, and “Rise & Shine” the #1 iTunes video part. Historians may know Kirk for his long-standing involvement with 411VM, and for creating the cult classic; ON Video.
Amber and Kirk regularly collaborate on projects, ranging from product design to film and photo essays, but the “Psycho” music video will go down in history as their favorite co-op thus far.