Performance Documentation

We know video documentation of your work is vital to your success as a choreographer.

Ask any presenter or funder: clean & clear, professional recordings of your performance are essential for everything from winning grant applications to impressing festival and dance program curators to creating compelling promotional videos for future events.

After nearly two decades in business, NSP’s most sought-after service is our high-quality, single and multi-camera video documentation of live performance. Every camera comes with an expert dance videographer – we don’t believe in setting up a tripod and leaving it for the duration of the show, and you shouldn’t either. Our documentation services are highly organized, with pre-shoot questionnaires and in-depth prep, and post-production can be as simple as an easy transfer of footage or multi-camera editing and upload to your video channel of choice.

“The recording is looking wonderful! I love the camera work and the editing choices. It was a delight to watch these dances again. Your team’s work really captured the energy and translated it beautifully.”

— Tim Cryan, Lighting Designer at Barnard College

Our most ambitious project to date: a 15-camera film shoot of Ballet Hispánico at The Kennedy Center for broadcast on PBS

It’s important to understand how dance feels when you film it, and that’s something I carry with me to each film project.

All of this is why NSP was the go-to company to direct, film and edit Doña Perón for The Kennedy Center on PBS. It’s incredible to realize that what started as a mission to help individual dancers get better jobs has grown into these large-scale film projects that introduce the magic of dance and inspire audiences all over the world… a true “pinch me” moment.

Nel – Congratulations on one of the most beautiful, moving, and soulful things I have ever seen on TV. The cinematography was fluid, unobtrusive, and masterful.

— Happy At-Home Viewer

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“Nel Shelby Productions was a great team to work with. Their complete professionalism from pre-show to post production was extremely smooth. The final output and quality of their work was simply wonderful. Nel, was terrific to work with, with her ability to adapt, discriminate and deliver with deep calm and camaraderie.”