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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:This is where I will be posting links to all of my videos from now on. Right click and save as on the links below to download the file. Most if not all my files are encoded with DivX so if you dont have the DivX codec, please visit www.divx.com/divx for a free download.



MikeSpin.avi

This is just a short video I took to show my cousin. I originally wasnt going to post it but figured why not. Nothing fancy here, no special graphics, neato scene transitions, or even a music track. Just a few demo moves... And it was about 20 degrees out so they dont even look that great rolleyes

--13.8MB--DivX Encoded--



spinfinal.avi

My first ever poi video. Its really dark as it was my first time using the camera and such. Kinda short also but should still be a fun watch once or twice.

--3MB--DivX Encoded--



buzzweave.avi

Just a short tutorial on how to do a buzzsaw weave.

--2.5MB--DivX Encoded--



DynamikDysfunktion.avi

So the weather round here has been beginning to warm up. That means my poi and I are too. Tonight I brought out my poi for my first burn of the new year and this is the footage. My best vid to date but thats not really saying much. Im a bit rusty but its a small taste of things to come. Also, making his debut is my friend Stan who shows off his hair singing skills starting at 3:34 smile Enjoy.

--21MB--DivX Encoded--



OneOfThoseBurns.avi

Its starting to get hotter out and the poi arent helpin. Its about time I made a new video. Been wanting to for the past week or two now but managed to forget repeatedly. I finally was able to catch myself on film last night and got it edited in time for work smile Nothing too spectacular, but a few nice moves in there. Hope yall enjoy.

--11.6MB--DivX Encoded--



FireTastesGood.avi

Today I learnt to eat fire and here are the results of about a half hours practice.

-- 4.2MB -- DivX Encoded --



paintedbride.avi

Some older footage that I finally got around to editing. Some members from the Philadelphia Fire Arts Association met at the Painted Bride Art festival to display their work. This is a short summary of the fun we had that day.

-- 24.4MB -- DivX Encoded --



Decomhilights.wmv

This is some footage I took at the Burning Man '04 decompression party in New York featuring the death defying fire plate spinning of Mr. NYC. Please, dont ask about the music... I didnt edit this one ubblol

-- 9.76MB -- WMV Encoded --



gwbhilitez.avi

More footage from NY in '04. This one took place under the George Washington Bridge during some illegal psy party heh. The footage itself was taken by Skunk and its *very* shaky (note to self: do not use Skunks as tripods), but, I really like some of the stuff that can almost be seen in this vid. I was having a blast that night and decided to share my hilights!

-- 10.2MB -- DivX Encoded --



fireskate.mpg

My first attempt at spinning fire on roller skates taken at NY Decompression '05. Also some footage of Reagan fire hooping.

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()__)-- NEW --()__)

The Lost Practice Sessions (Pt. 1) - LOW QUALITY (2.8MB)

The Lost Practice Sessions (Pt. 1) - HIGH QUALITY (24MB)



The Lost Practice Sessions (Pt. 2) - HIGH QUALITY (19.2MB)

The Lost Practice Sessions (Pt. 2) - LOW QUALITY (6.2MB)



In celebration of getting a new PC capable of editing video, here are some clips from some practice sessions in late 2005/early 2006. You may remember some of these moves the animated gifs in my gallery.

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NEW!



YouTube Links for Lost Practice Sessions:

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HEART BURN FOOTAGE!!!






BETTER HEART BURN FOOTAGE!!! (NEW!)






Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expo footage!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2721963681969191833&hl=en



::BREATHING IN BOSTON::



At the end of March I taught a poi workshop at Brandeis college in Massachusetts. Later, after the workshop, Chad Bennett had a little fire gathering at his new house in Salem. Blue Haired Sarah and I decided to try some fire breathing passes and I put on a little show for the folks as well. I had someone use my camera to film it and I'm finally getting it out on the net. Its not much of a performance, but there are a few decent tricks in here. Enjoy!








Thanks to fNi for hooking me up with the workshop gig, to Chad for hosting the jam, to Sarah for breathing with me, and to the dude (whoever you are) that worked my camera.





More to come...


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Added a YouTube link for The Lost Practice Sessions (Pt. 3)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCPCHlXXxmU


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Added a link to the Philadelphia Experiment's Heart Burn party video. Its awesome! Im in there somewhere getting tangled up rolleyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YukKcDPyeYE

Anyway, why does no one comment my videos!?!?!?


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Look at me - i'm commenting wink

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow., United Kingdom

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Cos they're old and weird? And you're using tails?

Well the expression on your face is entirely blank (especially in the first one), it's kinda like watching somebody watch themselves when nobody else is around. It's pretty weird.


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:ubblol

cause i'm a bit slack....

and cause i don't spin with tails so i don't feel qualified ot comeent....


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Mireneye
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

enthusiast
Location: , Sweden

Total posts: 276
Posted:Awesome moves, moving around with them very cleanly. Then what can be wrong? Perhaps your not conveying enough emotion to the viewer. May it be happy, or agressive, altho i preferr the latter. It's hard to put my finger on just a single reason.

I do like the effect the tails give tho, it's refreshing to see. Nice to see somebody spin so confidently with them as well =).

But as has been mentioned earlier, the expression of the entire body, head, arms, torso, legs are important, to make a very enjoyable video. 'course practicse sessions might not always be the most enjoyable.

All the best man!


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:I dont get it. What do tails have anything to do with it? And why does my facial expression matter when practicing? Does any of this detract from the moves and flow of the dance? I thought people might be able to learn something from them.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Mireneye
SILVER Member since Oct 2005

enthusiast
Location: , Sweden

Total posts: 276
Posted:Oh =), they are indeed very educational =) I didn't think of it from that standpoint.

Cheers!


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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Added some more fire footage from Heart Burn:



Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Added a link to my set at the Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expo.

The footage is pretty crappy, and I screwed up a few times in my routine... But enjoy if you can!


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:anychance of a youtube vid for those of us unsupported by googlevids? wink

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Hrm... I dunno. I don't have a copy of the footage so I can't do that myself. There is another clip of my performance on YouTube:

but its cut really short. The viewpoint in this vid is much better than the other, but its very short.


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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aquastar86
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

aquastar86

member
Location: New Providence, NJ , USA

Total posts: 32
Posted:Wow I love your spinning style, nice flow and everything! Just goes to remind me that even if one can do all these awesome moves, its how you put them together and link them that makes a great poi spinner! I'm currently working on my flow and spinning style. Thanks for the inspirational vids! smile

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin, USA

Total posts: 3556
Posted:when I grow up I want to spin like you bounce

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:so when you're like...12? wink

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:/smack

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Added a new video: Breathing in Boston




Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:NEW VIDEO!!!!!!!

2008 Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expo




Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:+I can recognise all manipulation in a broad variety
of techniques, almost flawless spinning and very
good standard.

-Bit longer..

--------------------------

Where the 2:50-2:55 !!

smile,

:R


POI THEO(R)IST

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AlienJon
GOLD Member since Mar 2002

AlienJon

enthusiast
Location: Everywhere, USA

Total posts: 290
Posted:Audio commentary by Vatra. ubbloco

Had you worked on the one handed cateye vs long arm before that performance, cuz it was smoove!

-Alien Jon


+Alien Jon

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Richee, do you mean you think it was too long or that you wish it were longer?

Jon, I figured it out when I saw the vid of you and Zan where Zan did the 2h version but I believe that was the first time I did it with fire (and really, probably anything other than my socks). I was surprised I pulled it off tho... I usually screw it up no matter what I'm using smile


Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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FireTom


Stargazer


Total posts: 6650
Posted:just had to turn the volume down as I'm too easily getting annoyed by repeated audience 'wooo' that sound as of one is loaded with a pill... wink

Clear, clean spinning hug great one smile


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague, Czech. Republic

Total posts: 1841
Posted:I thought is 3:35 your finishing move,
the one-hand is good choice (I like th-
is too), because the fire is not that
small for both.

Then after bit of final playa, I'd rather
stop them both and quickly breath
out the last fire, like a flash.

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If I woudn't go int oa detail..

together +3,

:R

PS: You're legend!


POI THEO(R)IST

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MikeIcon
GOLD Member since Mar 2003

MikeIcon

Pooh-Bah
Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Yeah, I had a 4 minute time slot which was a little bit long for my poi and the music I used was picked rather last minute so I didn't know it too well. I would have liked to end it with the 1 hand stuff since I started with 1 hand but I realized the music still had a bit to go.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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