I had the opportunity to work on Mike Song‘s epic KINJAZ VS QUEST Final Fantasy inspired dance battle. The video combines the artistry of two amazing dance crews with the nostalgia of FF. Summons? Red XIII? Blitzball? If you were ever a fan of the games watch the video above and your heart will sing!
Choreographed & Performed by:
The Kinjaz & Quest Crew
Ex. Produced & Sound Design by: Mike Song
Conceptualized & Written by: Mike Song & Ryan Conferido
Directed by: Jon Pierce
Produced by: Danielle Lee
Visual Effects by: Kenson Lee
Costume Design by: Junlyn Delas Alas
Gaffer: Jason Poon
1st AC: Jon Shih
2nd AC/ Swing: Melly Lee
BTS: Tom Trinh
Body Painter: Happy Chad
Secret Assassins: Ellen Kim, Jazmyne Jenkins, Megan Batoon, Happy Chad
Kinjaz: Anthony Lee, Justin Valles, Michael Fallorina, Michael Lor, Mike Song, Steven Lor
Quest: Aris Paracuelles, Hokuto Konishi, Jolee, Ryan Conferido, Steve Terada
The best part of working on these passion projects is that you get to work along side friends from different walks of life [The Joys and FMLS of Freelancing.] At one point or another each person in the photo above has collaborated with each other. Mike’s dance battle brought together two independent dance crews, special effects, costume design, and filmmaking for one big collaboration.
I’m very thankful and inspired to have shared this experience 🙂 –and with that I’ll end this post with Hok as RED XIII perched on a fence.