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Brief Encounters with the 2015 Dance on Camera Shorts!

The short film is a largely misunderstood, under-seen and difficult genre— or, rather, it used to be. Before the advent of streaming video on the Internet, shorts were rarely screened outside of film schools, festivals and art house cinemas. Now that many shorts are increasingly...

Gus Reed Writing on Dance on Camera!

As Director of Communications and Programming, I introduce Gus Reed, contributing writer for the Dance on Camera Festival. In the next week, we'll feature programs you don't want to miss in the 2015 festival, just a little over a week away!  Check back here, under this category...

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Can’t Miss Films!

OPENING NIGHT OF DANCE ON CAMERA AND TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THESE CAN'T-MISS FILMS! With the installations kicking off last night, the first screenings of the 2013 Dance on Camera Film Festival are just a few short hours away! If you have not yet had...

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Who is Shirley Clarke?

  THE DANCING CAMERA OF SHIRLEY CLARKE Shirley Clarke is a dancer’s dancer and a filmmaker’s filmmaker, the rare bird that can not only successfully transition from one challenging art to another, but see the line between the two as indistinct, allowing one to freely inform the...

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I Got Rhythm: the Music Videos of Alma Har’el

I Got Rhythm: the Music Videos of Alma Har'el There is a cadre of filmmakers who have cut their teeth directing music videos (consider, for example, Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry, whose music video work was so compelling it inspired a series of DVDs in the...

Farihah Zaman on Dance on Camera

Farihah Zaman on Dance on Camera As Communications Associate, I am thrilled to introduce Farihah Zaman, contributing writer for the Dance on Camera Festival. Growing up in Bangladesh she is now an established writer for publications like Filmmaker Magazine and Huffington Post (see full bio below!). Her interest in...

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Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer

Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer  Screening at Dance on Camera Festival Buy Tickets: Sunday February 3, 1:30 pm Buy Tickets: Tuesday February 5, 1:15 pm   Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer  By Timothy Cowart, M.F.A. Bonnie Oda Homsey, has created a remarkable film about an overlooked but extremely important modern dance pioneer. You may have not ever...

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Interview with director Bonnie Oda Homsey

Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer  Screening at Dance on Camera Festival Buy Tickets: Sunday February 3, 1:30 pm Buy Tickets: Tuesday February 5, 1:15 pm An Interview by Timothy Cowart with Director Bonnie Oda Homsey on her Film Michio Ito: Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer October 27, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA Tim Cowart: What was the motivation for making this film? Bonnie Oda...

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A conversation with Suzon Fuks

A conversation with Suzon Fuks- told by Brighid Greene "Welcome to Waterwheel-an interactive, collaborative platform for sharing media and ideas, performance and presentation."And hello. I’m Brighid Greene, Communications Assocaite of Dance Films Assocaition, And this is John Hoobyar, Program Administrator at Pentacle, and we like to...

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Review of The Dumb Girl of Portici

Review of The Dumb Girl of Portici  By Melissa Silvestri As part of MoMA's Tenth Annual To Save and Project Festival, the silent film, The Dumb Girl of Portici, was screened. This film, an historical epic directed by pioneer feminist filmmaker Lois Weber and starring the legendary ballerina...

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Bob Curtis- Dancing All Colors

BOB CURTIS – DANCING ALL COLORS (working title) Feature documentary, Recipient of DFA's 2011 Post-Production Grant Directed and produced by: Christoph Dostal  [caption id="attachment_8651" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Christoph Dostal[/caption] The story of Bob Curtis is an unusual and inspiring one in the annuals of dance. He emerged from a...

Film in Progress—an event with DFA

Film in Progress—an event with DFA By Jody Oberfelder (with Jason Bahling) Notes on a work in progress are always helpful. What you see is not always what others see. Usually for me they are notes on a live dance,  we edit and it shifts, still breathing.  Film,...

Facebook Marketing for Filmmakers

Facebook Marketing for Filmmakers Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT) Presented by Reid Rosefelt at New York Foundation for the Arts by Yuki Akiyama Almost every filmmaker uses Facebook fan pages to promote their films, but almost none of them use them effectively. Few know how to...

Ben Stevenson: A Choreographer & his Muses

An Interview by Robert Dupree with Claire Soares on her Film Ben Stevenson: A Choreographer & his Muses FULL INTERVIEW An excerpt- Robert Dupree: Does the film cover Stevenson's entire working life? Did you stop at the point your actual shooting stopped? Claire Soares: Actually, I stopped earlier, because Stevenson...

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Video Camera Buying Guide for Dancers

Video Camera Buying Guide for Dancers by Mitchell Rose Some people have been asking me for advice on purchasing a video camera. It can be pretty overwhelming out there with all the options available. It's hard to say, "Buy this camera" because the manufacturers change their model lineup every...

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Gerald Marks and Life in Stereoscopic 3-D

Notes from the New York Film and Video Council's event "The Art of Stereoscopic 3-D" by guest blogger Erich Rettstadt  Gerald Marks and Life in Stereoscopic 3-D On Tuesday March 27th, the New York Film and Video Council hosted an event entitled “The Art of Stereoscopic 3-D” in...

Dance on Camera: 40 Years- A Reflection

Our 40th Anniversary Dance on Camera Festival was a momentous weekend in the history of Dance Films Association. Mindy Aloff, acclaimed dance writer, contributed this article to the festival program. As 2012 opens, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the annual Dance on Camera Festival—the first...

Cross Disciplinary Filmmaking in the Digital Age

New York Foundation for the Arts Cross Disciplinary Filmmaking Panel Thursday February 23, 6:00PM On Thursday, February 23rd, theNew York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) hosted a panel discussion on cross-disciplinary filmmaking, featuring four media artists who create and tell stories using multiple platforms (also known as transmedia)....

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A Word with Kingsley Irons

Dances Made to Order is a curated, monthly, online, dance film series. NEW YORK EDITION VOTING IS OPEN! GET STARTED! Dance Films Association is partnering with Dances Made to Order for the New York Edition. Dances Made to Order. The New York Edition - Starts on Feb 8 from...

DOC Journal: September/October 2011, 4th Article

Endless Possibilities: Dance Through the Camera by Jaime Kight    Dance Films Association’s Solar 1 film screening presented a program as imaginative as a child’s world of make-believe. Live performers interacted with Bjork on screen; dark angels investigated a snowy landscape; a romantic attraction escalated into a bar...

DOC Journal: September/October 2011, 3rd Article

Promising Times Ahead by Terry Sprague  If the University of Utah’s 8th International Dance For the Camera Festival with Katrina McPherson was any indication about the ways in which screendance is evolving, we’re in for promising times ahead. Filmmaker/professor Ellen Bromberg and her students collaborated with the...

DOC Journal: September/October 2011, 2nd Article

Katrina McPherson’s Dance for the Camera Workshop Katrina McPherson's Dance for the Camera Workshop held in conjunction with the 6th International Film Festival at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, September 2011.  The below article represents the combined contributions from two participants in the...

DOC Journal: September/October 2011, 1st Article

Claudia Brazzale covering ground: dancing, choreographing, filming and writing an interview by Tanja Meding    Claudia Brazzale has worked in dance, film and academia for numerous years. This interview is a view into her creative process: how one piece of work that started as a video experiment at...

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DOC Journal: July/August 2011, 3rd Article

Dance Education: What Are The Benefits? A Personal Reflection by Jeremie Gluckman A group of young adults are dressed in formal wear. One by one, they rise from a row of black chairs to stand and face the camera. Mechanically, the mass of students begins to dance. As...

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DOC Journal: July/August 2011, 2nd Article

"Camera as _______" Loading the frame in screendance by Jeannette Ginslov This article was inspired by Aristotle’s notion of Rhetoric; the five Core Course Headings originated by Bata Passchier CEO of the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA); dance filmmaker Douglas Rosenberg’s novel idea...

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DOC Journal: July/August 2011, 1st Article

Dance, Film, and Kinesthetic Response - A Call Toward Action by Jen Edwards Nearly a year ago, I had the opportunity to make a short video, for distribution on a large online platform. The assignment was to teach a relaxation technique through the piece. I knew that...