Photo of Nel Shelby and Sydney Samson by Christopher Duggan

Photo of Nel Shelby and Sydney Samson at Jacob’s Pillow by Christopher Duggan

Empowering the Next Generation of Dance Videographers

by | Jan 22, 2024 | Warm Note

Every video project is a unique journey, not just in improving technical skills but in the deep exploration of personal growth.

Our team dives into the process of becoming better editors and, more importantly, better humans.

Photo of Taylor Hutchinson by Christopher Duggan

Photo of Taylor Hutchinson at Jacob’s Pillow by Christopher Duggan

Photo of Jacob's Pillow Staff and Interns by Cherylynn Tsushima

Photo of Staff and Interns at Jacob’s Pillow by Cherylynn Tsushima

Mentoring holds a special place in my heart.

I’ve been fortunate to have mentors guide me in my video production journey, and I’m passionate about paying it forward. 

Starting out in this field can be challenging, and as a mentor, I focus on understanding each individual, providing guidance, and cheering them on every step of the way. 

Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima

Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima

Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima

Photo by Cherylynn Tsushima

Being a mentor is about holding space, offering support, and thinking about their future endeavors.

Here’s to fostering the next generation of dance videographers with love, grace, and a commitment to continuous learning! 🎥✨

 

Photo of Ice Dance International by Christopher Duggan

Photo of Ice Dance International at Jacob’s Pillow by Christopher Duggan

Apply to be a Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Intern!

 

Applications are due by February 5, 2024.

 

Apply here!

Photo of Adji Cissoko and Calvin Royal III at Vail Dance Festival by Christopher Duggan

Photo of Adji Cissoko and Calvin Royal III at Vail Dance Festival by Christopher Duggan

Apply to be a Vail Dance Festival Intern!

 

Applications are due by February 1, 2024.

 

Apply here!

Nel Shelby is Owner & Filmmaker for Nel Shelby Productions, her New York City-based company dedicated to dance videography and editing. Nel shares her mission to preserve and promote the art of dance with her husband, Christopher Duggan, a dance and wedding photographer. They collaborate on projects with dance companies of worldwide renown, up-and-coming choreographers, dance educators, dance schools and more. Nel is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival and is also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.