Video Services

Preserve your performances, enhance your brand and present your work in the best way possible.

With so many video streaming and sharing possibilities, dance has never had such a rich opportunity to reach enormous audiences.

Creative, well-produced video makes dance come alive outside the theater. Dance videos are shared, remembered and talked about. And the best ones remind us why it’s so thrilling to continue attending live performances! Dance video has the power to motivate ticket sales, inspire donations and increase audience engagement, cultivating loyalty from your fans and followers online.

In her dance video work, Nel Shelby is perceptive, clear-headed and goes far beyond the surface. Kate Weare

Artistic Director, Kate Weare Company

We have deep roots in the dance community and a passionate devotion to the field.

Our entire team has training in movement – so we understand dance from both sides of the lens. With our many years of experience, we can make instinctual, in-the-moment decisions during filming. These decisions are always in service of your unique musicality, stage design and movement quality. Our job is not to frame dance for our vision but to connect to and capture your vision for how your choreography and performance should be seen.

OUR SERVICES

These are our most popular video requests, but we are always happy to brainstorm and create something tailored to your needs and totally new!

Performance Documentation

Ask any presenter or funder: clean & clear, professional recordings of your performance are essential for everything from winning grant applications to memorable follow-ups with arts presenters to creating compelling promotional videos for future events.

Fully equipped for single and multiple camera video services, our team of dance videographers will expertly capture your performance so you have the work samples you need to succeed.

Promo Video

Striking, beautifully-made promotional videos enhance your brand and showcase the very best aspects of your work. Our expert editing team can help you turn raw footage into engaging content on your website or click-worthy ads on Facebook and Instagram.

We make promotional dance videos to help sell tickets to shows, educate audiences about your company, excite patrons about your upcoming event, give people a deeper look into your behind-the-scenes world and more!

Fundraising & Institutional Videos

Institutional promos showcase your organization’s mission and values and introduce your programming and leadership with high impact that’s totally shareable. These are great for the homepage of your website, introducing your company to new collaborators, even sharing with the press.

Fundraising events hit their goals when they pull at the heartstrings of board members, community members and new donors. Video can help you achieve the chill factor in showing your company’s values, not telling your guests your mission. We ask insightful questions and plan all the b-roll and interview footage you need to show what makes your programming worth supporting.

Documentary & Creative Films

Our award-winning creative dance films allow artists to move beyond the proscenium and explore film as a medium for expression or documentary as a storytelling device.

We love opportunities to collaborate with visionary artists, explore and capture movement in new ways and use dance video to support causes we believe in. Whether it’s a documentary film, an independent feature or a creative short film, we’re here to help you build your dream film.

We have worked on a diverse range of projects, including dance documentary Where Women Don’t Dance, featuring Nejla Y. Yatkin and filmed during a month-long tour in Central America; PS DANCE!, nominated for a New York Emmy; four short films for Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature project; Folie a Deux, a short dance film made in collaboration with Adam Barruch; and we’re currently working on a feature-length documentary about Ian Horvath’s life, art and activism called No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story. Learn more about our dance films >

Livestream

Connect with people around the globe and deepen the impact of your work by sharing your work online in real time. 

We are fully equipped to livestream your work with one or multiple cameras, on YouTube, Facebook Live, at a private event space and more. Our livestream services include event set-up, testing, livestreaming with graphics and credits and cross-promotion of your event on our social media and email lists. 

Fun fact: Since Buglisi Dance’s inaugural tribute of the Table of Silence in 2011, the livestream has been viewed across all fifty states and in 102 countries!

Auditions

High-quality audition videos increase your chances to be taken seriously by colleges, dance intensive programs, choreography fellowships and more.

We take great care and pride in presenting you at your very best. So we plan with you to choose the right space for your audition, bring professional lighting to enhance the look of your video and work with you to choose the takes you perform the best in post-production. 

WORK WITH US

All of our clients receive individualized care and attention. From preliminary brainstorming sessions to prepping the video for online upload, our goal is to make art from your art.

hr_20130814_RestlessCreature-WendyWhelan_Christopher.Duggan_149

ELEVATE YOUR VIDEO

Sign up to receive video tips from Nel Shelby Productions and get expert advice about filming and sharing your work! 

Thanks for signing up!

Pin It on Pinterest