For the last few days, I've had the pleasure to film and witness yet another generation of young ballet dancers culminate their training at Manhattan Youth Ballet.
For more information, please visit www.ManhattanYouthBallet.org
I love summer in the city. So many different random magical spots like the one in the video below to be discovered!
So, I am aware I am lucky to work in artistically inclined endeavors. As of lately, mostly interior design. However this weekend I get to film dance shows. My work is technical, as it is only to film the shows and deal with lighting adjustment, but I allow myself to get lost in the joy of the dance shows, and let myself become inspired by the beauty I get to film.
If you are not so lucky to work in a similar situation, of anything artsy in ay way shape or form, you need not despair. Inspiration is everywhere. All you have to do is open your eyes, and your mind to the possibility of discovering it.
Inspiration can be found in architecture, AD campaigns, magazines, books, peoples outfits and many more every day sources.
So open yourself up to the possibilities, and let yourself soak in all the surrounding beauty, and be showered in inspiration. :)
Hello my dearest readers,
First of all, allow me to apologize for having taken such a long time off uploading the blog. 2018 was kind of a crazy year, so I will attempt to write posts and date them accordingly.
In an effort to develop the discipline to post more consistently, I have decided to simplify the structure of my website. This way, whenever I have a new item to post, it'll simply get blogged about and properly itemized on the column to the right.
Anyway, I wish not to bore you all with those details at this time, but I felt like I needed to make a statement, in case you stumbled upon this page and nothing made sense.
As I'm on a performing arts hiatus (that I'm unsure will ever resume), I've been working on a few interior design projects.
I love designing homes, I find it to be a special task, as I get to impact peoples day to day lives and create lovely spaces with only the best quality luxury Italian products in the world.
Set to 'Toxic' by Britney Spears, filmed in New York City, cello music by Well Strung.
Dancers: Sophia Stephanopoulos, Marcelo Martinez Martinez.
Choreo by Brian Norris and Daevid Mendivil.
Directed, filmed and edited by Daevid Mendivil.
This winter I've been lucky enough to receive custom beautiful knit work from my friend.
he is also an amazing artist. You can buy his knit work here: style-now.com
Sometimes it is hard to view things objectively when you are in the middle of it, but i think it is very important to save yourself from becoming something -or part of something- that you don't want to be identified with.
This was the case for me when I found myself working for an employer whose work practices and ethics I couldn't personally subscribe to. I know it is hard for most people to just get up and go away from a bad work situation, specially since it isn't so easy to find a job these days and financial responsibilities do not 'take breaks', but, if you have the possibility, I suggest that you save yourself from being a part of something that does not match who you are as a private person or as a professional, because little by little 'we' become that who we practice.
If your employer is disrespectful to you, doesn't value your work, or treats you in a way that you feel is uncalled for, do not just sit and 'take it' because they are your employer. Politely let them know what you don't consider acceptable and decline to continue in that situation. The longer you wait, the more things might escalate and in the end both sides might be unhappy, so don't wait too long in hopes that things will improve. If things don't change and improve quickly, most likely they never will.
Life is too short not to be true to who we are and what we stand for.