Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
In this video, learn how to do acrobatics when playing air guitar.
Tags:acrobatics in air guitar,air guitar,air guitar contests,air guitar performace,air guitar songs,how to play air guitar,monkeysee
Grab video code:
I’m Tim “The Six String General” Granlund and I’m going to show you how to air guitar.
Next step, we’re going to talk about the Acrobatics and this is what sets apart the men from the boys. This is your chance to get totally f—n wild and crazy and over-the-top and just put that exclamation point on your performance, and just knock people’s faces and just totally rock their minds.
Okay, so you can start—you know, when you’re performing and there’s just some big like beat in the song maybe or there’s just some great moment with big riff starts. Maybe you can start with something just basic. You do a little kick like that. Maybe you want to show off your dexterity a little bit, get the spread eagle thing going, so you can do two legs. You go up and go bang! Like that, alright? Pretty crazy.
But now, you really want to show off. Start working some spins in there, okay? So let’s say you’re going—you’re going—the song is coming to its big conclusion and you want to end up on the stage with a big finish, you go up, you spin around, boom! On to the knees, you rock out, finish up on the knees. You just—you’re so exhausted you can’t even get up anymore and the song is done. You rocked too hard, that’s it. That’s all you’ve got.
Now, the other thing you want to keep in mind is look around you, look at your surroundings at the stage, think of it like a playground. This is your chance to just use your surroundings, use everything around you. This is how you can really differentiate yourself. Anybody can just jump where they are. But here, you’ve got speakers here. You want to climb up on the speaker stack, alright. You can get up here. Give the jump to the crowd, get them going, get them to cheer you on, get them to make you want to just take that leap of faith. I hear them, they get me going, then the leap, boom! There you go, you’re going.
But keep in mind, you got to be a little careful, don’t break a neck or something. If you did that, maybe because you were just rocking so freaking hard. You can also work some rolls and maybe you want to bust out your ninja moves, your flips, your handsprings. Of course, there’s a granddaddy of all the acrobatic moves you could ever do, the infamous stage dive. We don’t have a crowd here right now, so I can’t show it to you. But just—you’re going to see adoring fans out there. Don’t be afraid to just point to them, tell them you’re coming, get ready, run and just take that leap, go off. They will catch you, you will ride on the wave of rock and just live in the glory and they’ll put you back on the stage and do your triumphant finish.
Of course, make sure they catch you people, although maybe if they don’t catch you, you’re an extra credit. Okay, so that’s just a brief overview of the acrobatics you can work into your routine. Next up, we’re going to talk about song selection.