POP ARTIST, KENYTH MOGAN, RELEASES NEW SINGLE “REAL ME.”
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles based singer – songwriter Kenyth Mogan, announces the release of his new single “Real Me.” The song is being used in Del Shore’s newest film A Very Sordid Wedding which has its world premiere March 10, followed by an exclusive two-week theatrical release at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA.
Since releasing his first EP in 2013, Mogan has been finding his place within a burgeoning music scene amongst other out artists such as Steve Grand, Troye Sivan, and Olly Alexander. His debut music video, Unlock Your Heart, staring my amazing friend Ronnie Kroell continues to gain popularity having just passed one million views on YouTube. He is currently working on his third EP.
A collaboration with producer Wild, “Real Me” has already garnered praise from DNA Magazine who stated, “It echoes the best of Lady Gaga.” The song will be released on March 6 via all online retailers.
If you are looking for a last minute gift for an iPhone filmmaker in you life or you are an iPhone filmmaker who received a gift card and need an idea of what to spend it on, I think I have the perfect idea for you! The SPG PLUS Handheld Gimbal Rig is amazing for expert video content creator and those who want to get started. For me, one of the hassles I have with handheld video recording is the editing afterwards to make sure its stabilized. Especially if you are filming for an extended period of time or filming in a crowded area where you may be bumped into (like on a red carpet).
I recently received the Gimbal Rig from the good people at FeiyuTech and set out to get some pictures and video of what I thought would be a pretty nice day at the beach in NYC. When I left, the sky was fairly clear but by the time I got there, as is typical for winter months in NYC, a storm began to brew. The temperatures dropped considerably within a half hour and the sky started darkening as clouds rolled in. Thankfully, the temperatures didn’t drop low enough to cause snow but the winds really kicked up, especially at the beach. I took shelter because, like all of us, I am always concerned with the safety of my iPhone and decided to try out the gimbal to see how the winds would affect it. Unfortunately, it started pouring before I got a video but I did get to snap a few pictures
Taken with the steadiness from the SPG plus 3-Axis Gimbal Rig for iPhone
to test it out.
For those of you in the know and those of you who just love cool tech features the FeiyuTech comes equipped with the following perks:
- a balancing mechanism that ensures stabilized and steady video
- Two simple buttons that control all features. A Bluetooth button to control the iPhone’s shutter and a function button to control on/off modes.
- A joystick to control the iPhones motion, INCLUDING pan, roll, and tilt.
- Automatic horizontal and vertical screen adjustments
- Five and one quarter inch screw jacks to attach lights, microphones, and other accessories (so, they really have thought of everything)
- The ICR 22650 battery provides 8 hours of shooting time (which may actually be more than your iPhone battery will last during shooting without a charge).
- And my very favorite thing, FeiyuTech On and FY settings app, which allows you to initialize calibration, update firmware, and personalize various parameters through your phone. (Don’t worry, as a not-so-exprienced video tech, it didn’t have to make sense to me in order for it to work).
Here are your specs:
Tilting angle: 320 degrees
Rolling Angle: 100 degrees
Panning angle: a full 360 degrees
Timing increments: 2 degrees/second to 75 degrees/second
Panning increments: 3 degrees/second to 150 degrees/second
Usage time: 8 hours (again, I think that is longer than the actual iPhone battery will last if you are using it for pictures or video)
Adaption: iPhone 5/5s/5c or later
Weight: 51g not including battery and iPhone, but don’t worry, you’ll still need to do arms at the gym. This isn’t heavy enough to replace that.
To test the video capabilities, I decided to take the Gimbal Rig along with me to my parents’ house in Pennsylvania for the Christmas holiday weekend. Here it is in action (I took the video of me taking the video with my Snapchat Spectacles) Just Click on the description to view:
As you can see, the video stays steady and the range of motion is perfect to get all the action. I was lucky there was a car passing while I was filming, normally there isn’t much action on the mountain. If you regularly film for projects or clients, I recommend checking into this product. Even if you are new to video or have been scared of it, this device is so easy to use, I’m sure you will learn with ease and end up with amazing footage just like a pro! It’s priced at $299.95 and is available now at the apple store online!
I first met Richie Nuzz at an EyeCon convention for the show Teen Wolf on MTV. He performed at that event and I was very impressed with his talent. Since then, he has attended more EyeCon events with us and he’s actually become a friend. A friend who constantly blows me away with not only his talent but his drive. I’m inspired by him daily through his social media posts and his desire to make a difference with his music.
Not only is Richie a song writer and performer, he has done modeling and dancing. Like I said, he’s got the drive to succeed and the desire to entertain!
Richie has a new song and video out currently called “I Will”. I wanted to share that with you and introduce you to him if you don’t know him already. Check out his video and then be sure to go like hisFacebook Page and follow him on Twitter!
Tony Luu is one of YouTube’s most talented artists and for obvious reasons. When I listen to his music, I can hear a soul much older than he is in years. I can hear his music being played on top 40 radio stations and with his personality, I can see how he has amassed such a loyal fan base.
Tony has been busy not only starting a career in music but with creating a brand for himself. I’ve said it before and I whole-heartedly believe each of us is a brand. There is an art to building one, which Tony seems to have a handle on. I must say, I was quite impressed with him, his philosophy, his work ethic, and his authenticity.
We could learn a bit from Tony Luu by listening to his music, visiting his website and heading to his social media pages. I’m also proud to say, I believe we can learn a bit from his interview as well:
Q: Tell me a little about your childhood. Was music always a part of your life?
Tony Luu: Ever since Elementary school I’ve always had a passion for music. My favorite subjects in my childhood school years were music and art. Every Monday morning we would spend an hour class singing in the auditorium with the piano teacher. That was most definitely my favorite part of the school week.
Q: What does music and being a musician mean to you?
TL: Music is an expression of character for me. I enjoy singing and building my brand as a musician. My message to the world is “You can do anything you choose to do”
Q: Who are some artists you admired growing up?
TL: When I was about 12 years old is when I started to listen to a variety of music. One artist/performer who really inspired me was Chris Brown. I’ve been watching his moves since he was only 16 years old.
Q: What writers and performers would you like to work with?
TL: There are so many different professionals I’d love to work with in the near future. My favorite artists of lately have been Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, and The Weeknd.
Q: If you weren’t in the music business, what other fields interest you?
TL: Music will always be my number one passion, but I am also very fascinated by the business world. In the past year of 2015 I have spent a lot of my time traveling being able to meet highly successful business owners & real estate investors. That specific lane is definitely one that interests me.
Q: What is one thing you absolutely cannot live without and one thing you wish we could all live without?
TL: I can absolutely not live without my family and close friends. They are the fuel behind my success. They are the reason why I continue to achieve the goals that I set. One thing I wish we could all live without is hatred, envy, and greed. There is too much love to spread around for people to focus on the negative. Love is what should ultimately overcome. That’s one important way we can make the world a better place.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received and from who?
TL: The best advice I’ve received was from my manager Reggie Batts. He is a successful worldwide speaker and business coach. One of the subjects he speaks upon is “overcoming fear”. Fear is all made up in your mind, so if you believe you can achieve…just go for it! It’s better to take a chance, rather than regretting you didn’t take the chance later on.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever given? Do you normally take your own advice?
TL: “Consistency is key”
In any industry there will always be countless numbers of competition. The way to beat the competition is to be consistent with your brand, and have a strategy behind achieving your goals.
Q: What are some family traditions you look forward to with the holidays right around the corner?
TL: My birthday is December 27th, so every year that I am in town with my family we have a huge Christmas & Birthday party. It’s my favorite part of the year because that’s when my whole family gets together to enjoy our time and love for each other.
Q: What are some of your goals for the coming year?
TL: In 2016 one of my goals is to gain the fullest possible momentum in my music career, and keep at the consistent fast pace of releasing music & visuals.
Another goal of mine is to touch base in the real estate & business world.
Q: Do you have a wish for us all as a race as we enter a new year?
TL: I wish for everyone to have the best year of their lives in 2016. That includes financials, relationships, careers, health, and more! I believe it’s very important to hold your head high with confidence, believing you can do anything you set yourself out to do! A little work today brings greater rewards tomorrow.
I was recently introduced to a company by the name of ClipMine. What they are doing is going to radically change the way we view video content and it really excites me. Anything that makes the end-user’s life easier is awesome in my book and anything that saves time is a necessity. With our ever growing schedules and ever shrinking time to actually pay attention, ClipMine is a must.
With ClipMine, you can watch, tag, and share videos but the tagging isn’t the traditional tagging we see everyday. In my head, I compare it to the way Soundcloud allows comments to be added to an audio file or I think of it as a table of contents for your video. This “tagging” allows you to drop in a description of what is going on in a given video at a specific time point. For me, I see it be very useful for Interview clips, public speaking, and any variety of instructional video.
In the past we had to tell people our speech started at the seven minute, the second mark. Now, all they have to do is read the descriptions in the menu, click their desired section, and be taken there. So smart, so user friendly, so clean!
If you need further convincing, this new technology is being brought to us by people who have worked for Google, Square, and Facebook; which is the first thing that impressed me about it. This isn’t your typical startup and these individuals know what they are talking about. They have walked the walk.
They were kind enough to take a few videos of mine and tag them so I could see what it’s all about. I will share those with you here so you can see exactly what I am talking about as well. After all, we are talking about video so we should be visual!
Here are two from a “Charmed” panel with Holly Marie Coombs and Brian Krause at a Wizard World Convention. Look to the LEFT to see a description topics being discussed at specific times and click them to jump to the topic(s) of your choice!
Here is one I filmed for Margaret MsSweeney of “Kitchen Chat“. It was such an interesting interview with the somaliar at Spago in Beverly Hills.