For the past 3 weeks we've been very busy with making this video. Here is the result. Arjan and me would like to give a big thank you to Ceri-Anne for helping out with the filming and thinking the video through with us. Thanks to Crackers for suggesting the type font.
The music is 'Fall Break' by Aim (from the Hinterland album).
Made in Taiwan, as the title implies, is shot in Taiwan over a period of 6 weeks during Arjan's internship at MHD. The editing is done by Martijn Halekor and the music is provided by Bas Septer (Substrate). The collaborative effort between these three creators has resulted in a 25 minutes long diabolo film. The 10 chapters contain Arjan's unique diabolo manipulations and innovative, technical diabolo juggling.
Shot with Sony HDR-SR7
Edited in Final Cut Pro
Title animation in After Effects
When some body calls diabolo slacks and eiffels "yo-yo tricks" they are horribly wrong. For instance try asking any yoyoer to do J-whip (underwhip). He won't know what you are talking about. Yo-yo tricks and diabolo tricks are totally different thing. And you cannot do yo-yo tricks with diabolo like they are meant to do.
However you can get really close to those tricks. There are tons of new things just waiting for diaboloers. This video explains three basic concepts which many tricks are build upon. I sincerely hope that i will see more of these tricks done with diabolo.
So sleep with the enemy and do those yo-yo tricks on diabolo.