Well, there are very few things that I predicted for this project. But one thing I was right about is my retroactive blogging. I’m a little past half way through this project and on my third bolg post. Whoops. I guess I just got too focused on production. Anyho, I just filmed the fouth video for this set and I thought I’d share a few things I learned.
1. My DSI stabalizer is great unless its raining and windy, in which case a rain-check probably should be in order. I filmed a duet today with two girls who were true troopers (dancing in the top of a parking garage in the rain while I struggled with my camera, stabilizer and an umbrella). Definitely the fastest shoot so far and also the least amount of coverage.
2. Even within people who categorize them self as a specific type of dancer, there is such a wide range and even if they pick up choreograohy quickly, some have an easier time connecting with a partner they don’t know than others.
3. The dances look SO DIFFERENT on each person, even when the music and choreography is identical.
4. Pirrouettes on concrete are very very difficult.
5. There are so many gardens and roofs that need to be danced on. Also, I really want to film inside some cute stores I’ve discovered in Evanston (rug gallerys, book stores, empty window shop spaces for sale…) maybe that will have to be my next dancing-camera-adventure.
There are plenty of other things I’ve learned, but that’s all I can think of in this moment.