Hello Gloving Universe!
My name is [PM] Ice Kream Teddy, and this is the first installment of my video breakdown series. In these pieces, I am going give you my personal take on each aspect of the Emazing Sunday featured gloving light show. This week we’ve got an up-and-comer from the Colorado scene, our good friend [TLNT] Nemo, with his first ever feature.
As a disclaimer, everything that follows is just my interpretation of the show, and I am in no way telling anyone how to, or how to not perform a gloving light show. If there were rules, I would’ve written them by now!
First off, let’s take a look at the song choice: Banks – “Warm Waters” (SnakeHips Remix).
You can tell a lot about what makes a person glove by the songs they throw to. It’s the emotion they strive for when they put on a pair of face melting mittens. This future track has a nice chill vibe mixed with a hip hop feel. The serenity he is looking for really comes out with his smooth transitions through his concepts.
Now for the lights. Nemo’s using Chroma24s on Strobie with colors: Luna (H), Seafoam (M), Purple (L), and Blue (L).
I’m a really big fan of strobies in person, but they don’t always come out great on camera. Despite that, I really like his color choices and the mint thumbs add a nice touch. The thumb work near the middle of the show really brought it out of the set.
Nemo is known for his crazy unique concepts, so let’s talk about those!
There’s some super tech-heavy stuff going on in this show. A lot of pinches, traces, digits, dials, and connections. He clearly has a firm grasp on all of his moves, and he throws them with confidence and cleanliness. While I will admit I would have handled the song differently to keep the musicality a little more focused, the complex beats especially in the last third of the video really compliment the digits and dials he was throwing.
I like what Nemo is trying to put out with this show. It’s almost like taking a journey down a cave and finding all of these crazy creatures along the way. Those creatures are part of what I like to call “bio-tech,” which is basically any technical concepts, primarily digits and dials, that add just enough animation to look “alive.” However, I did see a few splashes of concepts that don’t quite fit that style of gloving, namely the king tuts and waves. I’m not saying he shouldn’t use them, but because he presents a very at a particular style, everything he adds to the show should complement that style a bit better.
This show was fun to watch, plain and simple. There was a lot going on, but Nemo did a fantastic job of exaggerating almost everything and making it as digestible as it can be, even with a deceptively fast paced song. There were a few tricks, namely the dials around the 3 minute mark that really made me smile.
Great Show, Nemo!
Until Next time,
Your Friendly Neighborhood Ice Kream Teddy
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I haven't been good at these things since the PlurLife.com days when everyone just put their "festival resume" with all of the events they have been to. Long story short, I have been gloving since November 1st, 2008 and I have seen gloving go from finger lights and glow sticks to international publicity and Shark Tank notoriety... and I have an opinion about everything. (You have been warned)