Dance on Camera

This lecture will outline the basic elements of preparing a dance film including location, story-line, choreography, and angles. In this workshop, we will look site specific vs studio shoots , choice of production team, clothing, music, and post production editing. Students will also learn about the history of screendance, watch several examples of short dance films, and critically examine clips from dance movies in relationship to culture. We will talk about how to submit to a dance film festival, prepare the soundtrack, and host it on platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo.

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Online, In Person


Presented online via Zoom meetings and downloadable materials. Longer lectures and full day workshops are available upon request in both formats (2-6hrs).

In person

Course information is presented in-person. Transportation, accommodation, and minimum booking fees apply outside of New York/ New Jersey area.