IT'S TIME TO GET DISTRACTED
Like everyone, we can get bored, or rather, inspired in areas that aren't exactly designed to make money, so throughout the year we'll experiment with different ideas and see how they play out. Sometime's they turn out awesome, other times, slightly less than awesome.
The first such experiment started off as a seemingly easy to execute idea of creating a Darth Vader helmet encased in Swarovski Crystals for a Halloween outfit for my son. It turned into a month long tedious adventure comprising over 15,000 hand-applied crystals and way, way, way too many hours applying them. The Halloween costume was a hit, but we had to find a way to repurpose the mask to make up for all the labor we put into it.
Diamond Darth Vader was born.
Traversing the galaxy, err YouTube, to re-create popular genre videos (cooking, painting, unboxing, video gaming, etc.) with mixed success.
The BEST (and easiest) Avocado Toast in the entire GALAXY! With DDV
How to make the World's/Galaxy's Best Old Fashioned Cocktail with DDV
Acrylic Dirty Pour Through a Plate Holder with Diamond Darth Vader (includes parts/ratios)!!
JUST RELEASED!! DJI Mavic 2 Pro Unboxing with Diamond Darth Vader
Failing at Fortnite with Diamond Darth Vader
NEW Lego Set #21313 Ideas #20 - Leviathan Ship in a Bottle! Timelapse build with DDV
Next, to keep the Star Wars theme going, and our love of hardwoods (wenge, zebrawood, teak, etc), we created and sold a series of silhouetted drip paintings and created a quick video to showcase the process & final product.
In the summer of 2018, we kicked off a random side venture dubbed Guess My Jam, filming amateur and professional dancers in Portland, Los Angeles and Las Vegas dancing to their favorite songs, but then swapping out the music for fans to try and guess the original track using clues hidden in the video itself, and across the Guess My Jam social feeds. With over 500k views on the channel, the first season was a hit, but we've been too busy to kick off a second round.