Last week, we filmed choreographer Emily Berry’s Forgiveness at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Emily is an amazing person and runs a social impact multi-disciplinary arts organization called B3W – an company with a commitment to collaboration and community. The show was fabulous!! Emily created such a beautiful space and is doing such important […]

24May

Mexico Beyond Mariachi | Promo Video

Mexico Beyond Mariachi - 1 Minute Teaser Excerpt from Nel Shelby on Vimeo.

We always ask before we book a job making a promotional film – what is the purpose of your video? Who are you sharing it with? And why? Pre-planning for grant proposals, presenter clips and more helps an entire film shoot go more smoothly. Peter Bogdanos, Artistic Director of Mexico Beyond Mariachi, […]

Artists should take full advantage of their video right from the start – right after we film their show. At Nel Shelby Productions, we upload the unedited wide camera footage to a client’s Vimeo channel the week after their performances. Artists can use that footage to pull a quick clip out […]

11May

Behind the Scrim with Peter Kyle | Promo Video

Peter Kyle Promo from Nel Shelby on Vimeo.

“From beginning to end, working with Nel Shelby and her team of thoughtful professionals has been a real pleasure. I especially appreciate their sensitivity and attention to detail in all aspects of our project. The work looks great!” – Peter Kyle, Peter Kyle Dance We recently filmed Peter Kyle’s VIGILANCE, […]


It’s been wonderful working all season long with New York Live Arts on promotional films for their upcoming performances, programs and engagements. You can see the short film we made about Resident Commissioned Artist Okwui Okpokwasili on a blog post from Fall. New York Live Arts’ Live Feed series is […]

We had a blast creating this video for Ballet Hispanico’s 45th Anniversary Season at The Joyce Theater. Ballet Hispanico brought us a clear vision of what they wanted to say in this promotional trailer, and told us the dances they wanted to include in the edit. Their passion is easy to see, […]

Research, Do, Delve Deeper, Learn Bold, beautiful, and full of heart, Urban Bush Women brings untold and under-told stories to light through dance and we love them for it. We were so thrilled to help them with their 30th anniversary gala fundraising video! 30 years!! Wow!! Artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar was deeply […]

Should WHERE we’re showing videos change HOW we’re making videos? More and more people are accessing content from their phones, on-the go. And we want to make sure that people are seeing clear, beautifully-made videos on their phones just as much as they are on their desktops and laptops. I […]