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Antics and AboveTheLine.TV are pleased to feature six-time Emmy winner, animation industry legend, and the master behind classics such as the Simpsons, King of the Hill, Garfield, Charlie Brown, Phil Roman of Phil Roman Entertainment!


What draws you to a talent:...I look for something beyond the drawing, something that shows that little spark and shows what’s really in their heart. I want to see that they have the enthusiasm to work hard. I can always teach them to animate, but I can’t teach them to be enthusiastic…to love the business.

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Last week it came to my attention that i am OFFICIALLY the youngest person in the USA to direct and produce a music video for an artist signed to a major record label.

Recent Video Credits:

-Trick Trick ft. Diezel "Stay On Fire"
-La The Darkman ft. Willie The Kid "What Lifes About"
-Big Perm "Block By Block"
-Dcyple ft. Trick Trick and Diezel "Rollin"
-Big Perm "Err Body Know"
Cap One ft. War Head "Keep On Movin"

Posted by MitchWhy, Director/ Photographer on February 11, 2010 at 5:06pm

Trick Trick "Nobody's Fault" Shoot

I just wrapped up my third shoot for Trick Trick. This one is CRAZY. The storyline is unlike anything a director around here has touched. The song is deep, and the video fits perfectly. Along with the story, the visual elements of this video is far above anything you've seen from me so far. I shot on the new RED cam. Check out some of the behind the production stills below, and KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!…


Posted by MitchWhy, Director/ Photographer on February 11, 2010 at 5:00pm

La The Darkman and Willie The Kid (SSR/ AMG) "What Lifes About" Video Shoot

I just wrapped up the La The Darkman and Willie The Kid (SSR/ AMG) "What Lifes About" shoot in Grand Rapids

Willie The Kid, MitchWhy, La The Darkman

Willie The Kid, MitchWhy (Director), La The Darkman…

La The Darkman On Set


Posted by MitchWhy, Director/ Photographer on February 4, 2010 at 9:34pm

Big Perm 'It's Alright" Music Video Shoot

Last weekend I shot my second video for Lansing's greatest BIG PERM! We did "It's Alright" We did it in Lansing at a few locations including the woods while it was about zero degrees outside. But it was worth it. Check out the photos and behind the scenes video below..

Behind The Scenes Big Perm "It's Alright" (Directed By MitchWhy) from MitchWhy on…


Posted by MitchWhy, Director/ Photographer on February 11, 2010 at 5:15pm

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The Vault Track List

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) With only 15 days left before the new album is released by Gansta Marcus, the producer releases the official track list to the album with music links for downloading. The releases date is set for May 16th. "The Vault" is a compilation of various artist out of Mississippi and Ohio. All artist are represented by Gansta Marcus and produced by him. Click on any song below to listen directly…See More
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"The Wrap-Up Magazine" would like to introduce to you the top 5 "Truth" momnets in life presented by the website. "The Truth" is that this all becomes much clearer once you understand that there is a very twisted philosophy behind what we are doing. Check out these post below as "The Wrap-Up Magazine" let you in behind closed doors into their heads.…See More
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