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The Fire Knife Dance

Film was made by Devin Graham. Add my facebook! 🙂 www.facebook.com And don’t forget Twitter! 🙂 www.twitter.com To contact me about potenital freelance jobs/feature film work, contact me by email here. [email protected] The music for this video was composed by Elton Luz. You can contact him at this link. www.wix.com You can download the song off of itunes in the link directly below 🙂 itunes.apple.com The fire knife dancers are all professionals and some of the best in the world. They all work at the Polynesian Cultural Center which is the number one tourist attraction in Hawaii. It’s like Disneyland, but Hawaii style, where guests learn and experience the full Polynesian culture. If you want more info on this place where you can see more fire knife dancers and other amazing things, check out the link below (ps no one is paying me to say this :)) www.polynesia.com I have below the three fire knife dancers I worked with, in the order that they appear in the video. They were all awesome to work with and I now consider all of them great friends. Malo Matau Maika Tuala Rockett Tenney My friend James Choi was the one who had a great help in making this all happen as well. He was the original contact for the fire knife dancers, and he got them all together and the fire knifes that we needed. Also my friend Nathan Smith helped setting up, and filming the other camera that was on the tripod, as well as James. As far as the technical details of this video go….. It was shot on

Kapa Demonstration at Makeke Kapolei, July 5, 2012

My long time friend, kumu kapa Ka’iulani de Silva, demonstrated the Hawaiian traditional art of kapa (bark cloth) making, explaining the plants and tools used, how the fiber is prepared and beaten, and printing with ‘ohe ka pala (bamboo stamps). Kapa was an integral part of every part of life in ancient Hawai’i, for birth, marriage, daily apparel, and burial. We are very fortunate that the Malama Learning Center is bringing these cultural presentations to us at our makeke/farmers market. I hope that you continue to learn a little more about our culture through these video snippets. Thumbs up for that! You will see just how sensitive my mic is on my camera, as it will pick up Ka’iu perfectly from approximately 10-15 feet away. Now you know why you can hear me breathing (lol)

A Trip to Hawaii 7-2011

This is a collection of video I recorded in July of 2011, while I was on a trip to Oahu and the big island of Hawaii. I had a chance to visit many place on the two islands like the Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor, Sea Life Park, Black Sand Beach, and more. I have edited down the video to create this segment. I hope you enjoy it as much as I had shooting it.