1. Inspirations

    I thought an Inspirations section was warranted to try and credit all of those who have influenced my videos in one shape or another.  I’ve provided somewhat short captions to each entry to express what it was that I saw in them.

    Joe Eigo - Crazy

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    General Info:
    The original inspiration.

    This man single-handedly sparked my interest to begin training. An excellent performance target to aim for.

    I really appreciated his videos because of how effortless and laid back his movements are. Add to that how impressive some of his moves are and well… do I need to explain any more?

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Joe Eigo - July 04 Remixes

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    General Info:
    The original inspiration.

    This man single-handedly sparked my interest to begin training. An excellent performance target to aim for.

    I really appreciated his videos because of how effortless and laid back his movements are. Add to that how impressive some of his moves are and well… do I need to explain any more?

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Team Ryouko - Friday Night Madness 3

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    General Info:
    Team Ryouko was who I had the opportunity to learn from. Louis Paquette introduced me to them and the whole gang. Very thankful for all of their facilities and help.

    Specific Video Info:
    This video is a good example of what its all about. You can clearly see discipline but also a spirit of having fun.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Team Ryouko - Friday Night Madness 4

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    General Info:
    Team Ryouko was who I had the opportunity to learn from. Louis Paquette introduced me to them and the whole gang. Very thankful for all of their facilities and help.

    Specific Video Info:
    This is the follow-up to Friday Night Madness 4.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    RahXephon (Koopiskeva) - Frou Frou - Must Be Dreaming

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    General Info:
    There’s far too many AMV’s that have inspired me over time and the journey was a very long one, so I won’t post all of them but the most significant ones or where there’s obvious influence in my own works.

    Specific Video Info:
    This is my favourite AMV of all time. The song, the artwork of RahXephon, the timing, video FXs, etc. Everything is right about it.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Akira Evangelion (NHMK) - Muse - Apocalypse Please

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    General Info:
    There’s far too many AMV’s that have inspired me over time and the journey was a very long one, so I won’t post all of them but the most significant ones or where there’s obvious influence in my own works. Having said that, NHMK has been a huge inspiration in my work. I don’t come anywhere near his quality but his works are definitely a motivator.

    Specific Video Info:
    NHMK, what can I say. This man has phenomenal work. He’s one man who’s consistently turned out one great AMV after another. He has too many good ones for me to label a “favourite” but this one definitely stands out for me. In particular the “windows” effects that take place at the 2:18 mark and the 3:48 mark. I will definitely incorporate something like that in one of my videos one day.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Wonderful Days (Nostromo) - Ghost In The Shell (GITS) 2 - Innocence OST

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    General Info:
    There’s far too many AMV’s that have inspired me over time and the journey was a very long one, so I won’t post all of them but the most significant ones or where there’s obvious influence in my own works.

    Specific Video Info:
    Another extremely impressive AMV. Again, artwork of GITS 2 is top notch, music selection is excellent, etc. There’s a bit of a low / slow minute or so in the middle, but other than that, I love it all.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Dvinsk Clan - Le Parkour

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    General Info:
    Dvinsk Clan is a group I happened to come across while just searching around the web one day. The boldness of this guy is very impressive and I think you can appreciate the energy level that comes through the screen. The world is your playground.

    Specific Video Info:
    The video really starts at the 2:00 mark as before this its mostly fluff.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Dvinsk Clan - Latvia Daugavpils

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    General Info:
    Dvinsk Clan is a group I happened to come across while just searching around the web one day. The boldness of these guys is very impressive and I think you can appreciate the energy level that comes through the screen. The world is your playground.

    Specific Video Info:
    Again, the video really starts at the 2:00 mark as before this its mostly fluff.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Cyril Raffaelli - Parkour 1

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    General Info:
    Cyril is now a household name in Hollywood. I thought his videos were interesting just to show how much in common there is amongst all of us, whether in Hollywood or not.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Cyril Raffaelli - Parkour 2

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    General Info:
    Cyril is now a household name in Hollywood. I thought his videos were interesting just to show how much in common there is amongst all of us, whether in Hollywood or not.

    Specific Video Info:
    Gotta love how the man gets into a car at the 0:58 mark. Makes me laugh every time.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Cowboy Bebop (NHMK) - Super Mario Bros 2 - Super Buck Jack

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    General Info:
    There’s far too many AMV’s that have inspired me over time and the journey was a very long one, so I won’t post all of them but the most significant ones or where there’s obvious influence in my own works. Having said that, NHMK has been a huge inspiration in my work. I don’t come anywhere near his quality but his works are definitely a motivator.

    Specific Video Info:
    I had to include this one as it was the main musical inspiration behind “The Cabbage” segment in my “Stories” video. The song is excellent. The mood between both videos is clearly different but I thought it was worth showing as an example of what influences me.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    Naruto (Decoy Ops) - Marilyn Manson - Seizure of Power

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    General Info:
    There’s far too many AMV’s that have inspired me over time and the journey was a very long one, so I won’t post all of them but the most significant ones or where there’s obvious influence in my own works.

    Specific Video Info:
    This influence will be obvious to anyone who sees it. Not only was the song used but the general effect as well (in reference to the “Daily Demons” segment in the “Remembrance” video). I couldn’t capture the same impact that this AMV accomplishes since the Naruto scenes themselves were action packed and had effects already embedded within them (such as wind) but it came out alright in the end, despite the low quality camera footage I had to resort to.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    World’s Best - Vol I

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    General Info:
    This is a compilation that was made by Team Chinese Box (I believe). It includes various people from around the world with some amazing talent. Volume II and III are my favorites but this still contains some great footage.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    World’s Best - Vol II

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    General Info:
    This is a compilation that was made by Team Chinese Box (I believe). It includes various people from around the world with some amazing talent. Volume II and III are my favorites.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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    World’s Best - Vol III

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    General Info:
    This is a compilation that was made by Team Chinese Box (I believe). It includes various people from around the world with some amazing talent. Volume II and III are my favorites.

    Note: I take no credit for this video, merely re-posting as I believe its better to have multiple copies of something around vs just one.

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