Archive | Farihah Zaman on Dance on Camera

Can’t Miss Films!

OPENING NIGHT OF DANCE ON CAMERA
AND TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THESE CAN’T-MISS FILMS!
With the installations kicking off last night, the first screenings of the 2013 Dance on Camera Film Festival are just a few short hours away! If you have not yet had the opportunity to secure your tickets for the best of [...]

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Who is Shirley Clarke?

 
THE DANCING CAMERA OF SHIRLEY CLARKE

Shirley Clarke is a dancer’s dancer and a filmmaker’s filmmaker, the rare bird that can not only successfully transition from one challenging art to another, but see the line between the two as indistinct, allowing one to freely inform the other. After studying modern dance in the method of Martha [...]

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I Got Rhythm: the Music Videos of Alma Har’el

I Got Rhythm: the Music Videos of Alma Har’el

There is a cadre of filmmakers who have cut their teeth directing music videos (consider, for example, Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry, whose music video work was so compelling it inspired a series of DVDs in the early aughts), and whose subsequent work seems rooted in, or [...]

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Busby Berkeley’s Enduring Influence: Five Berkeley-Style Numbers in Contemporary Film

Busby Berkeley’s Enduring Influence:
Five Berkeley-Style Numbers in Contemporary Film
Busby Berkeley is not just not just a pioneer and an icon, he is a highly evocative verb. The mere mention of a “Busby Berkeley number,” conjures images of row upon row of impeccable dancers, lavishly dressed and impressively arranged, creating something larger than themselves. Berkeley not [...]

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and What 3D means for Dance on Camera

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and What 3D means for Dance on Camera:
 

Although 3D technology is hardly a new phenomenon, cyclically waxing and waning in popularity for over a century now, in recent years its application has greatly widened, used not only for the big box office action movies, novelty sci-fi experiences, and children’s animated films [...]

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Farihah Zaman on Dance on Camera

Farihah Zaman on Dance on Camera
As Communications Associate, I am thrilled to introduce Farihah Zaman, contributing writer for the Dance on Camera Festival. Growing up in Bangladesh she is now an established writer for publications like Filmmaker Magazine and Huffington Post (see full bio below!). Her interest in dance film started with Bollywood’s UMRAO JAAN and was rekindled [...]

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