Ramady’s Michael Jackson dance lessons

Search for “Michael Jackson dance lessons” on YouTube and you can’t miss Ramady’s video tutorials. Sometimes questionable camerawork and clipping aside, this Parisian dance instructor clearly demonstrates Michael Jackson’s famous moves, breaking them down into steps and running through them slowly before performing them at full speed.

Rather than searching through his YouTube profile, it’s much better to visit his site which has links to his videos nicely arranged by level of difficulty (with a few extras at the end). Most people probably end up at his site looking for a moonwalking tutorial (which is good), but he has a lot of other content (such as his balloon pantomime)

Here’s one of my favourite videos from his site (slow motion dancing to Stranger in Moscow):

Not quite the King of Pop, but pretty close.

Update: BlackGhost pointed out that these YouTube videos were put up by tasbin (not Ramady) and that the website linked above is a tribute page only and not Ramady’s official page. Ramady’s official (French) page is Secrets of Moonwalk. Thanks BlackGhost!

1UP article on Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.

A number of weeks ago, 1UP posted a feature article on the Japanese videogame development company Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. The article mostly focusses on its president, Goichi Suda. It details how he got into the games industry and later formed the company. It also describes the critical (but mixed) reception that their games have inspired.

1up article on Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.

For those that don’t know, Goichi Suda is a vanguard of the Japanese video games industry and he will be coming to Perth next year to speak at the GO3 Expo. As I have expounded on a number of previous occassions, I’m rather excited about his coming to Perth. Killer 7 really opened my eyes to what a game could be, and I am eagerly waiting for Contact to arrive from Play-Asia.

The article is a good read and perfect for getting yourself pumped up for Goichi Suda’s talk here next year!