Maia tweeted a nice photo of the Shibutanis with Champs Camp keynote speaker Michelle Kwan:
Alex tweeted his own reaction to Kwan too (although the photo might be the same):
U.S. Figure Skating @USFigureSkating
Here are @MaiaShibutani and @AlexShibutani speaking with the media after their short dance at #ChampsCamp pic.twitter.com/Z1f0JM0w
12:39 PM - 22 Aug 12
But no word on what the music for their SD is ...
Last edited by ice coverage; 08-27-2012 at 04:21 PM.
Pls forgive me, can't resist cross-posting. (Woo-hoo!)
From Maia and Alex Shibutani's Facebook page:
"First day back from Champs Camp! It was a very productive week and it was a lot of fun seeing everyone! Oh... and we might have done another video. "
New tweets -- plus an Instagram still -- from Cecil B. DeShibutani to preview his next opus, a video from Champs Camp:
Alex Shibutani @AlexShibutani
Heads up, Internet! Finishing some edits and posting another #ShibSibs YouTube video. @MaiaShibutani and I think this one's a slam dunk!
3:26 PM - 28 Aug 12
Here's a sneak preview of our latest #ShibSibs YouTube video from #ChampsCamp http://instagr.am/p/O47jovwm23/
4:05 PM - 28 Aug 12 ·
I must say: Those extra 10 pounds (in muscle) have been good for Mr. Shibutani. Anyone agree?
As someone who is nearly a decade older--I feel a bit cougarish saying it.
[QUOTE=Mrs. P;655743]I found it interesting that Maia and Alex chose to do their Latin number for The ICE. Given the mixed reviews, reworkings, that SD had this season, I thought they would want to burn that program to the ground.
That said, you can see that they feel more at ease with the program after reworking it all year long. Granted, they have no patterns or anything here, but I can definitely see some improvement in how they perform with the beat.
I actually think quite to the contrary. I thought the revised Latin program was incredibly dynamic and enjoyable. While elect "critics" with narrow (minded) views on what they "expect" to see with Latin Dance be damned. If you took that program to a Dancesport event it would be very well received. I think the dance step segments at the start of the Samba section especially are terrific.
Awesome job ONCE AGAIN. ShibSibs - I subscribed!!
The editing is especially good. If you watch and LISTEN closely, the action and activities are actually all coordinated with the lyrics. "wave your hands"
There is such a wry sense of slap-stick humor. An absolute riot. The use of silence lets Johnny completely OWN the final shot. A Chaplin-esque moment, right down to the small steps out of the shot.
Alex is already a talented director. A great sense of how to create and isolate a "moment" That takes instinct and intelligence.
I appreciate how Maia and Alex work so hard reaching out to a broad base of people and fans. Their Instagram photos are equally creative and fun.
Last edited by lcd; 08-28-2012 at 10:54 PM.
I'm copying and pasting the credits here in case anyone is curious before clicking on the link whether his/her favorite skater(s) participated. The video is 3:44 in length.
Inspirations: U.S. Olympic Men's and Women's basketball teams, and Dude Perfect
In order of appearance:
Maia ShibutaniConcept Coordination by Charlie White, Maia Shibutani, and Alex Shibutani
Directed and Produced by Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani
Edited by Alex Shibutani
Music: "Space Jam Theme" - Quad City DJ's
*WE DO NOT OWN THE MUSIC THAT WAS USED FOR THIS VIDEO!*
Last edited by ice coverage; 08-29-2012 at 10:17 AM.