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Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer

Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer 
Screening at Dance on Camera Festival
Buy Tickets: Sunday February 3, 1:30 pm
Buy Tickets: Tuesday February 5, 1:15 pm
 
Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer 
By Timothy Cowart, M.F.A.
Bonnie Oda Homsey, has created a remarkable film about an overlooked but extremely important modern dance pioneer. You may have not ever heard about Michio Ito, he has often been overlooked in [...]

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Interview with director Bonnie Oda Homsey

Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer 
Screening at Dance on Camera Festival
Buy Tickets: Sunday February 3, 1:30 pm
Buy Tickets: Tuesday February 5, 1:15 pm
An Interview by Timothy Cowart with Director Bonnie Oda Homsey on her Film
Michio Ito: Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer
October 27, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA
Tim Cowart: What was the motivation for making this film?
Bonnie Oda Homsey: The background I guess started in 1978 when I [...]

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Review of The Dumb Girl of Portici

Review of The Dumb Girl of Portici 
By Melissa Silvestri

As part of MoMA’s Tenth Annual To Save and Project Festival, the silent film, The Dumb Girl of Portici, was screened. This film, an historical epic directed by pioneer feminist filmmaker Lois Weber and starring the legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova in her only feature film appearance, was an [...]

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Bob Curtis- Dancing All Colors

BOB CURTIS – DANCING ALL COLORS
(working title)

Feature documentary, Recipient of DFA’s 2011 Post-Production Grant
Directed and produced by: Christoph Dostal 
The story of Bob Curtis is an unusual and inspiring one in the annuals of dance. He emerged from a family history of slavery in the South in the United States to become a pioneer in the [...]

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Film in Progress—an event with DFA

Film in Progress—an event with DFA

By Jody Oberfelder (with Jason Bahling)
Notes on a work in progress are always helpful. What you see is not always what others see. Usually for me they are notes on a live dance,  we edit and it shifts, still breathing.  Film, on the other hand becomes fixed. Once it’s in the [...]

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Facebook Marketing for Filmmakers

Facebook Marketing for Filmmakers

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Presented by Reid Rosefelt at New York Foundation for the Arts

by Yuki Akiyama

Almost every filmmaker uses Facebook fan pages to promote their films, but almost none of them use them effectively. Few know how to build a fan base; even fewer know how to get [...]

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Ben Stevenson: A Choreographer & his Muses

An Interview by Robert Dupree with Claire Soares on her Film
Ben Stevenson: A Choreographer & his Muses
FULL INTERVIEW
An excerpt-

Robert Dupree: Does the film cover Stevenson’s entire working life? Did you stop at the point your actual shooting stopped?

Claire Soares: Actually, I stopped earlier, because Stevenson is best known for his full length theater ballets. He [...]

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Video Camera Buying Guide for Dancers

Video Camera Buying Guide for Dancers
by Mitchell Rose
Some people have been asking me for advice on purchasing a video camera. It can be pretty overwhelming out there with all the options available. It’s hard to say, “Buy this camera” because the manufacturers change their model lineup every six months. But I can tell you some things to look [...]

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Gerald Marks and Life in Stereoscopic 3-D

Notes from the New York Film and Video Council’s event “The Art of Stereoscopic 3-D”
by guest blogger Erich Rettstadt 
Gerald Marks and Life in Stereoscopic 3-D
On Tuesday March 27th, the New York Film and Video Council hosted an event entitled “The Art of Stereoscopic 3-D” in the studio of stereo artist Gerald Marks. Having worked with [...]

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Dance on Camera: 40 Years- A Reflection

Our 40th Anniversary Dance on Camera Festival was a momentous weekend in the history of Dance Films Association. Mindy Aloff, acclaimed dance writer, contributed this article to the festival program.

As 2012 opens, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the annual Dance on Camera Festival—the first and most enduring such film festival worldwide. Cheers for its [...]

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