Prokofiev: Suite 1 from Romeo & Juliet

Somewhere between a cello and a violin there is the viola, and wow,  here’s a soulful performance that showcases that oft neglected instrument.  Of course I’ve heard the orchestral score, the 10 pieces transcribed for solo piano, seen the ballet, but this take really nails the robust and moving score by Sergei Prokofiev.  Performed by Maxim Rysanov (viola) & Da Sol Kim (piano).

Breezy Broom loop

Here’s a pretty little scene filmed with my iPhone.  It looks weird because I applied the “Warp Stabilizer VFX” in After Effects.  It’s desperately trying to smooth out the flowery plant which is wildly blowing around in the wind.  This is what happens.  It’s only 5 seconds of video, but I looped it forwards-backwards.  Click here for a trippy version.