Use The Video You Have. Right Away!
We want dance artists to take full advantage of their video right from the start – right after we film their show!
One of our clients, Jody Oberfelder, premiered her work The Brain Piece at Dance Place in Washington DC. Right after the show, we sent her the wide camera footage. Jody went to work and quickly emailed a presenter who couldn’t make it to the performances in person, because she wanted to share a glimpse into the piece.
How can you create a quick video clip on your own if you don’t want to send the whole show? It’s super easy for those of you on Apple computers!!
It’s that simple!
Beyond professional connections and opportunities, sending footage is a great way to thank people who came to your show and to remind them of the excitement from the performances.
We know it’s easy to forget this kind of follow-up doesn’t have to be the finished, edited performance video. Sometimes, the final, full production is what producers want. But it’s important to ride the momentum of your performance season and keep people thinking about your art!
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.