I’m jetting to Juneau Ak with Weberdance to shoot a doc on their residency with Juneau Dance Unlimited. This is there SIXTH invite back since their first residency in 2006 – that’s how much the Juneau community appreciates their work. Contributing to the campaignhelps fund production of this important documentary – the funds go to some much needed video equipment and the production costs of an original music score for the project - THANK YOU!
Just a quick post illustrating some retouching technique. I recently shot a series of publicity stills for my fave local modern dance company Weberdance – this shot has turned out to be the most popular of the bunch.
I had a nice large space to deal with, with a lighting set up courtesy of Pete Sutton. The dance tells the story of Author/Explorer Jon Turk and his travels via kayak along the Siberian coast. Originally the choreographer just wanted decent images of the girls doing their thing in the typical environment, but why not incorprate them into something more interesting? So I put the dancers into one of the images they use during the performance of the piece (typically projected on a scrim behind them onstage). Incidentally that’s the author in the image, on a recent expedition.
Bear with me as I blog via my iPhone – not the best vehicle for extended writing.
The company landed at 1pm local time and went straight into rehearsal – long day considering we were up at 5AM east coast time.
The pics posted here are iPhone. I brought the adult camera of course (Canon 5D) but won’t be able to pull them down and process until we return to Somerville. More later.
In September last year, the company went a weekend retreat in Woods Hole MA to sew up the loose ends of the piece before premiering the work in Cambridge MA the following month. Here’s a brief clip from an upcoming mini doc on the creation of the dance work.