Making Video Dance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dance for the Screen (2nd ed), 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Making Video Dance

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dance for the Screen (2nd ed), 2nd Edition

By Katrina McPherson

Routledge

280 pages

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Description

Making Video Dance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dance for the Screen is the first workbook to follow the entire process of video dance production: from having an idea, through to choreographing for the screen, filming and editing, and distribution. In doing so, it explores and analyses the creative, practical, technical, and aesthetic issues that arise when making screen dance.

This rigorously revised edition brings the book fully up to date from a technical and aesthetic point of view, and includes:

  • An extended exploration of improvisation in the video dance-making process
  • New writing about filming in the landscape
  • Additional writing on developing a practice and working with scores and manifestos
  • Updated information about camera use, including filming with mobile phones
  • A step-by-step guide to digital non-linear editing of screen dance
  • Ideas for distribution in the 21st century
  • Insights into Katrina’s own screen dance practice, with reference to specific works that she has directed and which are available to view online
  • New and revised practical exercises
  • New illustrations specially drawn for this edition

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

From Los Angeles to Monte Carlo by Ellen Bromberg

How did we get here? Some thoughts on making dance for television by Bob Lockyer

Notes on using the exercises

Acknowledgements

Introduction to the revised edition

Introduction to the original edition

1 GETTING STARTED

2 DANCE AND THE CAMERA

3 DEVELOPING THE WORK

4 CREATING YOUR ON-SCREEN WORLD

5 NEXT STEPS

6 WHEN FILMING BEGINS

7 LIGHT, SOUND AND CAMERA MOVEMENT

8 PREPARING TO EDIT

9 THE CHOREOGRAPHY OF THE EDIT

10 FINAL STAGES

11 OUT IN THE WORLD

Glossary

Contributors

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Katrina McPherson is an award-winning screen dance artist whose practice is informed by her background in dance and video art, as well as her wide experience as a director of arts programmes for television. Katrina’s recent directing credits include the In Motion series for BBC online, and collaborative screen dance works such as Uath Lochans, Coire Ruadh, and ground-breaking works such as There is a Place, Moment,and Pace. She is an experienced lecturer and workshop leader and has taught extensively worldwide.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER003000
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General
PER004000
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General