Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre:
Kina Grannis “In Your Arms”

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature.

Kina Grannis hails from Mission Viejo, California. A 2007 graduate of the University of Southern California, she moved to Austin, Texas. From there, she entered a YouTube video in the Doritos’ Crash The Super Bowl contest. It went viral, as did her career from there. She is a prototype of a new wave of singer-songwriters who achieve critical acclaim without the assistance of a promotional machine, but only her work, and the online portal through which it is disseiminated.

In this next video, director Greg Jardin and producer Daphne Raves describe how it took 22 months, 1,357 hours, 30 people, 2 ladders, 1 still camera, and 288,000 jelly beans to create this work that lasts only three and a half minutes.

Let's see ... 1357 hours for three and a half minutes. That sounds about right.

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