DAY OF THE DEAD

Día de Muertos from Amber B Dianda on Vimeo.

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.

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MR. TODD FRANCIS – SHELTERBLACK STUDIO VISIT

Check out the studio visit Miss Valerie Killeen and I did with Todd Francis for Shelterblack.com.

PSYCHO (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) – THE SHINING TWINS BTS

PSYCHO (Official Music Video) – The Shining Twins from Amber B Dianda on Vimeo.

Here are some never before seen, behind the scenes photos of the making of The Shining Twins music video, ‘Psycho’.

PSYCHO (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) – THE SHINING TWINS

PSYCHO (Official Music Video) – The Shining Twins from Amber B Dianda on Vimeo.

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:
itunes.apple.com/us/album/cum-play-with-us-ep/id475924619

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.

KOZY N DAN STUDIO VISIT

We visited the amazing creative duo, Kozyndan for SHELTERBLACK recently. As a huge fan of their work, this visit was one of the most exciting visits we have ever done! Also, I didn’t think it was possible but, Kozy is seriously cuter in real life!!

The pair have been collaborating on artwork since they met in art class and haven’t stopped since. During our visit we got to peek at paintings and sculptures they have been working on for an upcoming exhibition.

You can see their work at GR2 until September 25th. Go check it out if you live  in Los Angeles.

End of Summer Never Ends
September 7–25, 2013
Giant Robot 2 (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

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ELEMENT EDEN FALL 13 VIBE VIDEO

The “Grow Young” collection combines the distinctive style of Element Eden with the unique vision of Jac Vanek. The short story follows a young girl who sheds her layers, becomes one with her dreams, and enters the unknown.

The soundtrack was created by the super talented Mathew Barker, from Water Music. You can buy the song “Wayward” from the album “Mountains” here, and stay in touch with all the awesome stuff they are doing here.

Directed and Edited by: Kirk Dianda
Filmed by: Mark Stewart, Kirk Dianda, and Amber B Dianda
Photography: Amber B Dianda
Model: Sophia Titova Next LA
Hair: Ryan Richman
Makeup: Gabbi Pascua

CLIFF MAY RANCH HOUSE

Valerie Killeen and I had the pleasure to visit Murphy and Carrie Martines and their amazing Cliff May Ranch house in Tustin, California. When they first bought their home it was peachy beige in color with a blasphemes Spanish twist. They have managed to strip the house back to its Mid-Century modern and minimalistic bones, and it is just to die for. “Keep it simple stupid” has never been proven to be so true.

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