As part of Filmabile’s short film competition, where “people with disabilities with a desire to make videos” can do so, Simone Moleri spun up this short film that takes follows the journey of a set of hula hoops. She takes us from the place the hoops were made to where they ultimately end up, witnessing all the smiles that they bring. This charmingly sweet short is pretty much guaranteed to bring a smile to your face as well. Simone lives in Lissone, Monza and Brianza, Italy, and the soundtrack used in this is “Scarce O’tatties” by the Irish Moods Orchestra and you can get it on iTunes.
I am convinced hoopers don’t really care about weather. The sensible thing to do when the conditions are a bit rugged outside is to stay inside, especially when it’s a tad breezy out as the wind has a habit of temporarily turning our hoops into makeshift kites. Luckily for us Kikka Hooper heads straight outside into the wind and gets hooping as this really is the sensible thing to do. Kikka lives in Abruzzo, Italy, and her soundtrack for a windy day is “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones which is available on iTunes.
There are times when a hooping video is so deliciously stunning that you are left, mouth agape and transported into a far away place where dreams exist. Paola Berton’s latest creation is indeed mouth watering goodness. Her video was made in conjunction with Epistudio, Filippo Rezzadore and Marzia Madhu Bedeschi and Paola lives in Italy. The soundtrack for her sublime creation is “You Got To Go (Seven Lions Remix)” by Above and Beyond and it is available on on iTunes. A Hooping.org Video of the Day.
Sworn to secrecy until the episode aired, we can now reveal that Spilly officially emerged as the hula hoop king. He tied the world record swinging a giant hoop 64 times around his hips in one minute who received $1500 on top of his all expenses paid trip to Italy. A freelance writer and a debate coach at Frederick Douglass High School, Spilly sells hoops in the median overlooking the farmers market. He told the Baltimore Sun his teenage daughters, Zoe and Tali, got him into hula hooping at the age of 39. And for his next trick, he’s planning on using his newfound fame to run for mayor of Baltimore. He plans to make an announcement of his candidacy soon along with an official announcement of his hooping victory. Watch the video here.
Our Friday Flashback this week spins us back to 1981. It’s a clip from an episode of the “Domenica In” show on Italian television with host Pippo Baudo. And who is our special guest this week? It’s none other than Plastic Bertrand, aka new wave prankster Roger Jouret, who is going to sing his single “Hula Hoop”. Prior to that Pippo gets several people on up stage to hula hoop, with varying degrees of success because the hoops are too small for adults, and then Plastic begins his song at the one minute mark. Plastic Bertrand is from Belgium and is best known for his 1977 international hit single “Ça plane pour moi.” While his albums are difficult to find these days, you can actually score his song “Hula Hoop” digitally. It’s available on iTunes. And now for our Friday Flashback with Plastic Bertrand. Watch the video below: