I've been chomping at the bit to share out these awesome screengrabs from our new animation open for the 2014 International Lindy Hop Championships this weekend. Manu, Jim and I conceived of this on the plane ride back from Frankie100 in April, and it's so awesome to see it finally getting to see the light of day.
The Venn diagram of geeky gamers and lindy hoppers is basically two overlapping circles. So it made sense to brand our 2014 ILHC video broadcast in classic 8-bit / 16-bit game fashion.
Sadly, we don't think that we'll be able to have "power-ups", energy bars, or "finishing moves" during the competitions. But if you are a gamer, we guarantee our animation open and on-screen graphics will make you smile.
In other important news, you can bookmark the following link for the livestream: https://new.livestream.com/yehoodi/ilhc2014 .
Wait till you see the animated open!
Our awesome video open and other on-screen graphics is courtesy of our friend and incredibly talented video production wizard Paul Marino. Special thanks to our awesome lindy hop models Gilles Bouvier and Ellen Huffman, whose images and video we incorporated into our video assets!