Since I am just lying here in bed waiting to you get better, I thought I would share with you some videos and give some perspective points of you. Tatianna, this one is for you. Slow motion, using the underwater effect (minimized), and reversing a clip are all possible ways of simulating underwater. https://youtu.be/bdBuDg7mrT8 The making of the film here: https://youtu.be/bdBuDg7mrT8
Aicha, this one may inspire you where to go next. https://youtu.be/E5NaiEBoe48
Brittney, this one shows that you don’t have to choreograph and then film in the same sequence. In fact, random choreo from different clips, scenes, and locations with an overlying foundation or theme works quite well. https://youtu.be/BV1eKphHFjY Taylor, this is an example (see below) of using the outdoors but then adding the ‘blanket‘ as shown in the beginning offsets the outdoors idea to a more abstract form and makes it dreamlike/fantasy or like a memory.
Taylor and Megan, Look closely at the camera work here. It was as choreographed as the movement. The film itself has few edits, but the camera operator is going in and out and around at key moments between large moments (long shots), intimate moments (closeups), and textural or intricate movement (mid shots moving around the dancers). See also how smooth the shots are. Try having the camera operator use a rolling chair or a small platform with caster wheels and a tripod. Tom can help you with both. Example: https://youtu.be/C4gCdGXKJVk
Brianna, what else can you do in the black box with lighting, textures, other parts of the theatre, other locations similar to the theatre, and breaking up the group and movement sequencing with something unexpected for your viewer? WATCH...“Savage X Fenty Show“ with Rihanna. Check it out on Prime Video! It’s a bit beyond PG13, but focus on the dancing, breaking up the group, introducing new dancers, camera work, editing, lighting, texture, and location. All should watch this! Trailor: https://youtu.be/wz3LVfecNLg
ET interview: https://youtu.be/VgYKug_ZEI8
All, you should watch everyone’s video examples as well as these below...
2.) This one demonstrates location, silhouette, reflection, base movement themes, and adding audio enhancements https://youtu.be/nGqz10N_HIQ
4.) This one requires some planning, layoring , and keen camera angling but is possible.
5.) This one suggests that architecture and natural light can be a better setting for Dance on film compared to a stage or studio setting with lighting. As you can see, it brings the work and intention into the real world. https://youtu.be/3dn39w6_AlA
NEXT WEEK, we will go to the PAC CAD Lab and learn about editing transitions, effects, slow and fast motion, reversing a clip, and layering film clips. It may sound intense, but it’s actually pretty easy. We will be using the program final cut pro X which is very similar to iMovie. Keep working strong, and I will be in touch.❤️