Archive for December, 2011

M plus Iowa

My bio/about me is the last thing I’m writing in 2011.

The trick to writing a compelling bio on a website is being personable and professional at the same time. I wanted to use MayowaTomori.com as a medium for showing my work ,as well as connecting with people in awesome and informal ways a la Cookie Me!

The bio will do for now but I’d ultimately like to scrap/rewrite the whole thing or do a 30s video instead.

But that will be a 2012 project.

Happy New Year!

Your friend,

“M” plus “Iowa”

Re:SOLUTIONS & Collaborations

I had a lot of fun working on my latest video project, a ninety second spot produced for a leadership development group I’m working with.  Continue Reading →

The Magic Bowl

To continue to promote Cookie Me! I storyboarded and shot this 30 second spot, titled “Magic Bowl!”

It should have been a 4HourProject but I started playing with animated type in AfterEffects and that sucked the majority of my four hours.

I look forward to learning more AfterEffects in the next two months.

250+ Cookies in a Weekend!

 

Working with a few friends, I baked about 275 cookies this weekend. One of my roommates is a professional baker and did a great job managing, helping and advising as we tackled this huge project.

You can request a free batch of cookies here.

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Cookie Me, Mayowa Tomori!

Mayowa Tomori's giving out free cookies!

What is Cookie Me, Mayowa Tomori?

Through January 1st, 2012, I’ll be mailing a batch of my special made-from-scratch chocolate chip cookies to anyone who sends me their address.

It’s part social experiment, part internet-altruism and part promotion.

Try it out now!

Cookie Me!

Catvertising & Cat Copy

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Brian,

Cats are playing an increasingly important role in creative strategy. So I wanted to show that I am as comfortable writing cat copy, as I am human copy.

I wrote a cat-themed Christmas song last year to share with a few close friends. The lyrics for “Christmas Cat (Mewtide Melody)” were inspired by my friend Rumi’s cats, Midwestern winters and the simple joy of spending an afternoon in the embrace of the one you love, whether cat or human.

Stream the track below or download it. Then when you’re done, indulge your sense of fun.

Thanks for listening!

“Christmas Cat (Mewtide Melody)” – Written and performed by Mayowa Tomori

Lyrics:

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“Feeling”: A Song About Dark Desire

Image from Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless illustrating my new song

To him, a touch is a blow.

That simple awkward sentence on a friend’s fridge set this story in motion. It is at the very least, a story about not getting what one wants. It’s about being with someone and trying to reach into that intimate place where they can feel you, rather than just touch you.

Listen/Download:

Lyrics:

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Graduation & Consternation

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My final finals week is looming, and the registrar’s office already contacted me to ask if my name is spelled correctly in their records.

I imagine the look of consternation across their faces, when they realize one of them has to say, speak or spell:

Congratulations, Oluwamayowa Ayowale Tomori, on receiving your Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the School of Journalism  at Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis.

One of  two things is going to happen Continue Reading →