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Representing and Shooting Dance

Video by Mike Strong - Uploaded 18 May 2021 - Length 1:34:34

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(This version (18 May2021) is still under construction but ads a lot of material.

I still need to get to history, journalism, diversity as added richness, as exploration and I need to get to a few other items.
It adds a section "dethroning" multimedia as a term.

All shooting requires knowlege of your subject. (seldom done)
Knowing the camera is assumed. (too often assumed to be the only requirement)
Shooting dance means shooting in the music.
Listening tells you when to look and shoot.
Knowledge tells you what to shoot and select.

This is the first part of several to be added later. The later parts will go over using Lightroom, Editing on the music, journalism and education theory and ed tech - and a few other things which inform me as I shoot a job that are otherwise not visible to anyone around.

This part specifically shows single-shot mode and argues against continuous drive (what started as motor drive in film cameras in the 1960's). I can't think of any good use for continuous drive which is a non-listening clock (intervalometer, same thing that controls your windshield wipers).

This is also, at the end, a call to take in rehearsals. You can't routinely parachute in when all rehearsals are done and the company is on stage. Remember, being a photographer means being able to pick the right "moment" at the time you are shooting.

Timecodes and Chapter Labels

00:00:42.16 1 - Mother around daughter
00:00:50.04 2 - Mother and daughter around
00:00:54.14 3 - daughter around mother
00:00:58.25 4 - daughter runs off
00:01:03.05 5 - rest of group
00:01:05.22 6 - daughter brings back sibling
00:01:21.14 To be included
00:02:09.11 The Old Guy Story
00:02:25.10 4x5 Crown Graphic
00:03:27.06 Shooting on the count
00:03:36.05 Billie
00:05:35.14 Examples
00:06:41.23 Class
00:07:29.21 Shoot what you see
00:07:47.11 Over a Photo Shoot
00:08:39.06 Releves on Toe
00:09:46.04 C-Drive Example
00:10:07.02 S-Drive Example
00:10:34.04 More Checklist
00:10:46.01 Jete Poster
00:10:58.04 Rehearsal Reasons
00:15:32.08 Quick Tips
00:18:22.18 A Dance Lesson
00:19:26.26 Rescue Mission
00:20:55.18 Subject Knowledge
00:22:59.10 Roxanne Poorman Gupta
00:23:40.05 More Examples
00:24:23.15 Getting Over
00:25:26.17 Zoom&Pan vs Brain
00:25:52.24 Panning & Zooming into picture
00:27:37.05 Notation
00:28:30.06 Benesh
00:28:39.24 Laban Opening Stretches
00:28:53.12 To red arrow at bottom
00:29:19.23 Now rotate, plie down
00:29:31.26 Computer Animation
00:30:06.29 Dance Tech Class
00:30:49.20 Handwritten
00:31:32.28 Cut & Paste
00:31:58.02 Journalism as Art
00:32:23.10 For Comprehension
00:33:43.07 Workspace
00:36:17.19 Multimedia DeThroned
00:41:21.25 Film and Video
00:42:20.13 funding recording sightline
00:42:41.22 high cam
00:43:00.12 can't stop
00:43:16.05 2 on sightline
00:43:25.11 high cam
00:43:30.11 The Sightline Camera
00:45:09.09 Perspective Live and Image
00:46:21.19 Rising Lens vs Tilted Lens
00:47:53.17 Sound
00:55:14.20 dance for cam only
00:55:19.29 Matching steps in music
00:55:32.00 Matching Sound Tracks
00:56:41.05 The Composer
00:57:41.28 Joan & Jack - Coat Tree
00:59:05.10 Cutting on the Count
00:59:33.07 Soundz of Africa Short
01:03:10.07 Montage Promo
01:04:07.17 Overland Park Ballroom
01:04:41.05 Suzie and Harrison
01:05:44.24 Carlye and Patrick
01:06:58.10 Hip Hop Honky Tonk
01:11:18.28 Gypsy Mozart - the edit
01:17:25.26 Gypsy Mozart, at hafla & at fringe
01:20:45.12 Ailey Motion Match
01:22:53.14 Sense of Motion
01:23:51.17 The Sacred 24
01:28:52.09 Between frame rates
01:30:49.22 Location Examples
01:31:09.26 Tap with stills

 


Lessons from masters of the past (here a self-portrait of a 28-year-old Elisabeth Vigeé le Brun in the late 1700's)