Winter Creativity

Real Quick I am deciding to put some time into casual vlog style content as these weird times are making it harder to get work and has thrown a wrench into shooting days for the new projects in order to respect the Covid 19 protocols and be overall safe. So expect that in the new future.

As many of you know there was a nasty snow event that hit the center of the United States that put us in some frigid arctic temperatures as well as power issues. Not too often do we get a major winter event and with that, we received plenty of that white stuff we call snow. Well I have a camera and I love to create and this was a perfect time to get footage. Unfortunately with the extreme temperature of -2 degrees, it was near impossible to get anyone to come to join so I did it myself. It was a bad idea but I wanted snow footage for the new LUT pack I am creating of my 5 signature looks. Why was it bad? Should I remind you it was -2. Hands hurt and my feet had no feeling in them after I was done but I was able to get some amazing shots that I can put together into a few short trailers.

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Getting the Covid 19 Coronavirus test..

Loving all the feedback from Stay Home short film but I decided to do something really important and that’s got the Covid 19 Coronavirus test. Locally HealthCore Wichita set up a free testing site for anyone to get tested to see if they had the active virus. After 2 attempts I finally got tested and wanted to share the experience. As a minority and a citizen of a community, I want to know if I was asymptomatic or if my safety practicing has been working to help me avoid the virus.  I don’t want to be a weapon upon others I could come in contact with just because I feel fine.  In the video, I show you the check-in process along with being administered the test as well as some commentary as we wait. I did edit it down some since it was a lot waiting .

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Stay Home Gets LEGIT!!

We were very pleased to join the crew of Wichita’s podcast Legit Flavor with Chris Key and Janee Alexander to talk about Stay Home short film and how the idea came and the deeper message behind the story. As well we talked about my future plans, my feelings on the response, and they play a few games to understand who I am better. Great talk check it out below!

STAY HOME Watch it NOW!

Ready to watch STAY HOME : SHORT FILM HERE or on Facebook.com/arowefilms or youtube.com/arowefilms. It would mean a lot to me if you all hit the like buttons and share it with your friends. Help me get this to an audience. Part of this is self-promotion because I want my hard work to be seen but also because in the process making Stay Home, a film in which I was the sole cast member (with voice by Carla Ayala) and crew, this became much more than a first time film. With the development of COVID19 in America developing in real-time, it became important for me to not just be a character that happens to be black but to provide context to what that means in the narrative of this pandemic mesh with the black experience. How we as people of color poorly deal with our health, not seeing doctors, not taking things seriously, and improperly deal with mental health as the demographic hardest hit by the COVID19 virus. I made last-minute changes to help create an undertone to the visual narrative because to me the role of an artist is to entertain, create perspective, and say something. Without those last-minute tweaks, I believe I would have done the audience a disservice as an artist. For me this is more than a film or short film, it is a fracture of the black experience during a health crisis. Thanks for watching and I look forward to your feedback!

Savage U with YBM Smoove

You know sometimes you plan something and have a vision and idea and its all plotted out and then all of a sudden the whole house comes down and you have to catch up. That is basically the story of Savage U. I contacted YBM Smoove earlier this summer with an idea to help promote the release of his new album “Wichita Savage University 2” and everything was go. Problem was that I didnt have time yet and I wanted to let him finish the project first. Fast Forward I cant ever seem to have enough downtime to really work with anyone and that be the only thing I have going. What I have yet to talk about and I will tease here is that I will soon be releasing art work for sale as well as People Collector merch but we will save that for another time but visit https://arowefilms.com/buynow. I have also been working on the podcast along with creating a new show and my usual doings with EFC. All of this made it hard to give Smoove a date and it has been a game of chase the mouse. Smoove opened for Cali’s controversial rap star Blueface and the way he talked the days leading and after I wasn’t sure if he realized how much things had just changed for him. I also didn’t know Continue reading