9- End time
7- Start time
5- Studio we used at Dance New Amsterdam
2- Films screened
We started the night introducing ourselves-name, what we do, and what we NEED in relation to dance film.
People who would be interested in observing the rehearsal process
Audience members for the Governor’s Island Art Fair in September
Choreographers for dance film
Suggestions for compelling dance films to watch
Feedback (from one of the filmmakers screening their work)
A hi8 player
A room filled with actual people to talk about Final Cut 10
Collaboration with others interested in the moving line (from a drawing artist)
Readers: have any answers? have a hi8 player? also need to talk abut Final Cut 10? Share away below in the comment section!
Next Zach opened the floor to technical CHALLENGES the filmmakers faced.
How do we manage the quality difference between film and digital footage?
Some suggestions included vasoline on the lens (has anyone ever tried this?!) or a filter either on the camera or applied during editing
Open discussion followed and the room descended into a CONVERSATION on camera reworks, or performances for the stage adapted for the camera.
A live piece is to a movie as a camera rework is to a book
With all technical difficulties worked out, the presenting filmmakers SHARED their works in PROGRESS.
View the films
Positive feedback given to the filmmakers, what we liked about the films
Questions from the filmmaker
Questions from the audience
Recap: The evening was a great opportunity to speak about dance and film, two art forms that are geared toward the visual product. I encourage you to emulate this model; a sort of DIY Dance Film Lab. Find time with your friends and fellow artists (or anyone who loves conversation, strength is in numbers!) to share your needs, challenges, and your progress. If you do attempt this at home, let us know how it goes!
Next film lab: SPEED DATING.
Make sure to Bring a Date!