Dance on Camera (TDM 146) Film Screening


Thursday, May 9, 2019, 3:30pm to 4:30pm


Smith Campus Center, Riverview Commons, 10th Floor
Image for Dance on Camera Film Screening. Photo credit: Keehup YongThe Dance on Camera Screening will present student work from course TDM 146 Dance on Camera: In Studio, led by lecturer Mario Alberto Zambrano. In collaboration with SEMINAL VOICES, Harvard Dance Project’s Spring 2019 Performances, short films will include documentaries anchored in conversation with guest artists Miki Orihara (Martha Graham Dance Company) and Christina Robson (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company). Original work written and directed by students will showcase motion on camera in and around the field of dance, and demonstrate the assimilation of text, motion, and compositional considerations on screen.

Dance on Camera (TDM 146)
This course encourages and supports the creation of video projects with the moving body as subject. A brief, comprehensive study on the use of editing software will be covered at the start of the semester, followed by a study on dance film as genre, paying close attention to works by previous dance film awardees from the annual Dance on Camera Film Festival. The course will include storyboarding, shooting, abstract vs. narrative representation, pre/post video editing, and culminate in an original final dance film project. Course note: Enrollment determined by short interview, conducted on the first day of class. Taught by Lecturer on TDM Mario Alberto Zambrano. 

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