“[Karen X.] Cheng, a former Microsoft Excel employee turned dancer, ‘viral video consult,’ and Queen Latifah guest, collaborated with filmmaker Ross Ching for the trick-heavy homage to slopes. … the project was inspired by Dan Ng’s photos that ‘correct’ San Francisco’s awful angles.”
Filmmaker Ross Ching and dancer Karen X. Cheng created the short film “Tilting the Streets of San Francisco.” Tilting the camera while filming people on the steep streets of San Francisco creates disorienting illusions performed in the signature high-energy style Cheng has developed. Ross got the idea for this video after seeing some photos with […]
Karen X. Cheng and Ross Ching hit the hilly streets of San Francisco to mess with our heads, capturing action on the steep sidewalks tilting the camera to compensate for the grade. The track is I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by Scissor Sisters.
San Francisco is spread over a bunch of hillsides that can be pretty steep. Ross Ching and Karen X. Cheng (previously at Neatorama) decided to see what fun they could have by aligning a camera with the street instead of aligning it with the direction of gravity. Show More Summary
Artist Karen X. Cheng tilted her camera on San Francisco's hills to make some mindbending gravity illusions. I sometimes feel like this when waiting for the bus in SF. (more…)
Dancer Karen X. Cheng uses San Francisco's steep hills as a dance partner to create fun optical illusions.
Your calves (and brain) might hurt after watching this. Dancer Karen X. Cheng, who entertained the Internet with her impression of a robot eating breakfast in April, is back with a new video that tilts the streets of San Francisco. The...Show More Summary
San Francisco is notorious for its many steep hills. Ross Ching and Karen Cheng decided to have some fun with it. YouTube link The Presurfer
Never Miss a Great Video: Subscribe to GOOD on YouTube Here’s a creative and simple idea that we like and it produces some very cool results. Karen X Cheng appears to violate the laws of gravity while grooving her way around San Francisco. Show More Summary
Lovers of image stabilization will enjoy this mind-bending video made by Karen Cheng and Ross Ching. By fiddling with their camera's angle, the pair "leveled" the hilly streets of San Francisco. Besides being incredibly impressive to watch, the actors looks like they're having a ton of fun as they juggle, dance, and skip through the tilted streets.
Video: Walking around in San Francisco can get tough because the city is just so damn hilly. Up and down and up and more up and you start to wish you could just flatten the streets. Karen Cheng and Ross Ching tweaked reality a bit by...Show More Summary
Dancer Karen X Cheng does her best impression of a stereotypical robot, mocking its imprecise movements as it tries to eat breakfast. Guess we’ll need to stock up for the robopocalypse. Bonus points for the audience member at 1:22.
Designer-turned-viral-video-star Karen X. Cheng (previously) prepares breakfast like an incompetent robot in this live performance recorded at the MotherFlippin’ Flip Off Event in San Francisco back in March. Cheng gained online notoriety by teaching herself to dance in one year–a feat she documented in a 2013 time-lapse video. photo via Karen X. Cheng
Performer Karen X. Cheng gets down to the most important meal of the day as a robot. Cheng once entranced the Internet by learning to dance in a year. But by the looks of her latest endeavor, it may take longer than that for her robot...Show More Summary
Here's a lady robot just trying to have a little breakfast of Cheerios and orange juice. Her name is Karen X. Cheng and you may remember her time-lapse video that went viral where she taught herself to dance in a year. Give her new video a watch: Thanks, Orion H.!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, not just for humans but robots as well. In the video above, dancer Karen X. Cheng demonstrates how one of them might prepare a bowl of cereal and juice before heading off into the world to do robot things. Show More Summary
Karen Cheng, the creator of the “Donut Selfie” filmed a vibrant dance video set to the Taylor Swift song “Shake It Off” (previously) using the technique. The video features Cheng dancing in various styles in a number of locations while being filmed in the Donut Selfie style. A Donut Selfie is an interesting camera technique […]
Karen Cheng famously learned how to dance in a year in a viral YouTube video that racked up millions of views and adoring blog posts over the summer. But as it turns out, that was just the beginning for the 26-year-old San Franciscan. She also taught herself to play guitar and cello. And how to […]
Designer Karen X. Cheng did everything to land her dream job at Evernote. But it didn't work. Now, looking back, she shares why that's okay. I've gotten everything I have because I was rejected. Read Full Story
Karen X. Cheng learned to dance in 100 Days, and then we all watched her video about it. Now she's created the "Give It 100" app to help others do the same, no matter what they want to learn. It's hard to dance like nobody's watching, as the old saying suggests, when you're filming yourself. Show More Summary