Stephanie Caldeira | Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It’s Hot (HD)
Uploaded on March 18, 2013 (ViventiumMedia)
If y’all don’t know who Stephanie Caldeira is, you better educate yourself before you’re accused for bandwagoning her ish when she blows up because, folks… she will. A freestyler at heart, this Toronto creator truly dances from a sincere place. In this video, she manages to take her creativity and turn it into choreography that will make you want to groove out of your seat ‘cause, for real, that’s how fresh it is. It features Kim Patrocinio from C2Genesys, Val Perez from FEDS, Taryn Wilson from BOSS, and YYZ’s very own Nicole Hernandez.
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Really gotta play catch-up on Tumblr, been neglecting this for a while. Gonna start with posting all the new Viventium Media videos since August, then will be posts that are actually good.
Hello! What’s up yall? Firstly, thanks for taking a couple mins to watch this video. Huge thank you to Jeegar and Julie for helping me with this little project as well as Dave and The Rightfoot Dance Studio! TY!I
No matter how fortunate you are or how seemingly unimportant you think you are to this world, at the end of each day, we’re all the same; we’re all human. We all feel the same emotions. When everything seems to be working the way you want it to be, you feel joy. When life decides to crash the party in the so-called plan of yours, you feel down and out. But what’s extraordinary to me is that each person has their own story to
tell. So lend an ear. Be nice. Take risks. Stay fresh & Stay true to yourself.
- JP Deapera
————————————————————————————————————————————————————————I think one of the scariest things that ever happened to me personally, was when I thought of a solution, and a way to talk to the person I really loved and cared about to stop a problem, but it was too late. I think all of us have done that at some point in our lives. It’s often crazy how we forget to appreciate the little things in life, and how often we forget to even notice them, to live a better life. I really wanted to bring JP’s vision of this song to life, because how many times do we find opportunities to gain closure on a situation, but choose to never act upon them? I felt like this was a good time, actually the perfect time, to find closure with life. From planning the project, to filming, to editing, and finally to releasing it and writing this, has been a roller coaster of emotions. I would always say to JP during the production, “I’m only gonna be done when I cry”, but I never thought I actually would do so. It’s been extremely difficult to deal with it, why that is, I choose not to say why.
There’s a lot of things I wished for that I never got, because that’s all I did, wish. I never did anything to make them happen, or not happen. I’ve made mistakes. I think everyone can say they have. Sometimes it’s too late to do anything about them. But it doesn’t make us any more greater or worse. There’s a lot of things in which I didn’t understand what happened, and why, but pursuing that makes life undoubtedly harder.
It was June 26th, 2004. I think ‘Ordinary People’ came out a little bit later from that time. A lot of the great things happened that day, but life did get more difficult as well. It was one of those summers, Grade 5 was interesting. It was the day I was moving to Ajax. I didn’t expect it, it just happened. We chose to stay inside that recess, and just talk it out I guess. We didn’t really have anything in common. She was the quiet tomboy. I was the outspoken idiot of a kid. Things don’t really change. It came over me that this was one of the most important people that I may ever know, and never know again, so I had the feeling to tell her that. I wanted to tell her that. I told this girl, who I had no clue I’d care about so many summers later, how I felt. And I never felt more happy to know that I didn’t have to hide anything. That was the time I lost my filter you could say.
I didn’t connect to the song at the time. It just sounded nice to me. To me, what existed….was anything but ordinary. It took a long time to realize both the strength, and perseverance we both had to the situation, to keep living, together you could say. There have always been others. There always will be I think. But I can’t even begin to fathom the time where as Legend says, we’re “just ordinary people”. I think saying it like that makes it sound like a bad thing. Being ordinary isn’t a curse. Being ordinary gives you incentive to make your life be considered ordinary by some and extraordinary by others. The term is subjective. Just like art. Just like beauty. Just like love.
We’re ordinary, but that’s not good or bad. It’s a chance to, for lack of better words, figure that shit out.
Thank you to JP for providing me with the opportunity to let things off my chest and help him with vision.
Thank you to Julie for being a part of this and providing the ability to share both sides of situations like this.
Thank you to Rightfoot Dance Studio and David Forteau for allowing us to use the space for filming.
Thank you to the infamous RF couch, making his first film debut.
Thank you wherever you are, for helping me be real with myself and the world. I hope you’re doing well, and are safe.
- Jeegar T [Viventium Media]
JP DEAPARA | JULIE THAI
John Legend - Ordinary People
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Jeegar Thakker [Viventium Media]
JP Deapera [C2 Genesys]
Julie Thai [C2 Genesys]
The first project of the #viventium initiative.
This is my crew. My team. My friends. My family.
A combination of crews from around Durham region. We’ve only been together for a short period of time but it’s so amazing how close we’ve all gotten. This crew has made me look at life in such a different way. It’s made me build myself up, learn to trust people, and just let loose. There is never a time when we’re together that we’re not all smiling and laughing about something. We have the weirdest “family tree” and the most random jokes about almost everything. I know that no matter what the circumstance we all have on another’s backs. Together we’re growing to be better dancers, better people, a better crew, create something amazing. This crew has grown on me such much it’s probably what i talk about the most. Honestly if anything were to happen to us I wouldn’t know what to do. I know that it’s not going to be easy at all, we’ll have our share of hard times but no matter what i know that we’ll pull through. You guys have become my life.
I love my famm. <3
Dennis. Shantel. Miguel. Jeegar. Wilson. Kassandra. Riman. Christina. Jefferson. Kristen. Lyla. Garry. Patrick. Ejaaz. Gbemi.