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Black Eyed Peas - Robin Hood Foundation

60,000 PEOPLE GATHERING TO HELP 1.8 MILLION

The Black Eyed Peas and friends are joining with Robin Hood, the largest poverty fighting organization in New York City to raise funds to help the 1.8 million New Yorkers living in poverty. 100% of the profits will go to charity. We’ll raise funds, awareness and raise the roof at the same time. (Okay, Central Park doesn’t literally have a roof, but you get the idea.)http://blackeyedpeas.robinhood.org/

Music & Media - Alone in NYC...

I was recently hired by friends in Vidaroo to create video content for the Black Eyed Peas European tour. First show was to kick off in Nyc for the Robin Hood fund raiser.

My flight landed earlier than the rest of our crew, I was greeted in baggage claim by a bald suited  man with a sign. He grabbed my bags and we walked silently to his Lincoln and rode silently into the city.

It had been a year since I had been in New York so I went sight seeing! AKA the apple store, where I had to resist buying an iPad 2.

On my walk to get some BBQ popchips and other necessities from CVS I snapped a couple photos of what was in the area.

The work week starts tomorrow. Going to be several all-nighters of clicking the mouse and making visuals. As usual working with a great team of friends and artists. 

"We met the deadline, completed the work.. the show was ready to go off without a hitch, then came mother nature...

We were all exhausted from several days of animating and sleeping next to our workstations during renders. Our closest convenience mart for quick food was a Dunkin Doughnuts gas-station where taxis fueld up, needless to say we were running on fumes. The only light at the end of the tunnel was the adrenaline rush you get watching your work in front of thousands of people as an integral part of a multi-million dollar production. An hour before the show like a gang of zombies, we drug ourselves across town from SIR Sound Stage to central park as lightning and rain threatened to come crashing down and it did... 

The Black Eyed Peas understand a thing or two about second chances.

The “Boom Boom Pow” hit makers were met with unexpected news this past June when an impending thunderstorm caused them to abruptly cancel their summer performance at Central Park.

”You have to understand, we drove up and there were thousands of people lined up and we felt like we let everybody down,” band member Taboo told the Daily News in a phone interview. “We were devastated but we didn’t want to put any lives in jeopardy or take any chance of people getting hurt.
— Joyce Chen - NY DailyNews.com
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