6 posts tagged Huma Huma
things I learned today annecy is a town in france
The Primus music video that Chris directed last year is an Official Selection at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival! This means there’s a good chance we’ll head to France in June for the event. (Hooray.)
In other good Chris news, his music company Huma-Huma launched their site redesign today. Check it out and explore the music library. I keep listening to ‘Bird Watching’ and fans of Amélie will love ‘Grasses’.
favorite things the boys of huma-huma
On Monday night, the boys of Huma-Huma, Matt, Bennett and Chris, presented their sound and music work at the Apple Store in Soho. There, they talked about various projects they’ve composed for, like the inspiring and unabashedly cheerful Hello, I Like You music video.
monday night huma-huma talk at apple store soho
Chris and Huma-Huma are giving a talk about their sound/music work at the Apple Store SoHo on Monday. Come! Following Huma-Huma’s presentation, Fred Armisen will be there to discuss his sketch TV series, Portlandia. That is two excellent talks in one night. Win!
Monday, February 25, 2013, 6:30–7:30 PM
Apple Store SoHo, 103 Prince Street, NYC
Free, no reservation required. I will be there with pom poms.
watch coach “how to wear” videos by michelle higa + music by huma-huma
Sometimes it’s hard to describe what I do, but it’s harder still to explain what Chris does. “He owns two companies,” I say, bracing myself to give the short version of a story which always runs long because there are two of them. In one he directs, produces and animates everything from Google commercials to music videos. In the other, he makes music with old his college friends Matt Lewkowicz (of Little Daylight) and Bennett Barbakow. They call themselves Huma-Huma which makes little sense until they explain that their music professor at Brown used to mutter ‘humma humma.’
While I work from coffee shops and my apartment with three animals, Chris spends his day surrounded by drums, a piano, accordion, guitars, bass, mandolin, ukulele, a new stonophone, a sound booth where echoes go to die, and recording equipment on which he spends a small fortune. It’s a pretty awesome “office”; like a playground, in a way.
Right before Christmas, Chris’s longtime friend Michelle Higa directed these charming “How to Wear It” films for Coach and Huma-Huma made the music. They’re fun spots, and I’m excited to see more companies produce high quality videos as a way of telling their stories.
also see how to wear a trench on coach.com
“remember: after safety-first, there are no rules.”
Note to Self: Should I ever start an e-newsletter, hire the Huma-Huma boys to write it.