Making Video Dance: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dance for the Screen is the first workbook to follow the entire process of video dance production: from having an idea, through to choreographing for the screen, filming and editing, and distribution. In doing so, it explores and analyses the creative, practical, technical, and aesthetic issues that arise when making screen dance.
This rigorously revised edition brings the book fully up to date from a technical and aesthetic point of view, and includes:
An extended exploration of improvisation in the video dance-making process
New writing about filming in the landscape
Additional writing on developing a practice and working with scores and manifestos
Updated information about camera use, including filming with mobile phones
A step-by-step guide to digital non-linear editing of screen dance
Ideas for distribution in the 21st century
Insights into Katrina's own screen dance practice, with reference to specific works that she has directed and which are available to view online
New and revised practical exercises
New illustrations specially drawn for this edition
Katrina McPherson is an award-winning screen dance artist whose practice is informed by her background in dance and video art, as well as her wide experience as a director of arts programmes for television. Katrina's recent directing credits include the In Motion series for BBC online, and collaborative screen dance works such as Uath Lochans, Coire Ruadh, and ground-breaking works such as There is a Place, Moment, and Pace. She is an experienced lecturer and workshop leader and has taught extensively worldwide.
List of Illustrations From Los Angeles to Monte Carlo by Ellen Bromberg How did we get here? Some thoughts on making dance for television by Bob Lockyer Notes on using the exercises Acknowledgements Introduction to the revised edition Introduction to the original edition 1 GETTING STARTED 2 DANCE AND THE CAMERA 3 DEVELOPING THE WORK 4 CREATING YOUR ON-SCREEN WORLD 5 NEXT STEPS 6 WHEN FILMING BEGINS 7 LIGHT, SOUND AND CAMERA MOVEMENT 8 PREPARING TO EDIT 9 THE CHOREOGRAPHY OF THE EDIT 10 FINAL STAGES 11 OUT IN THE WORLD Glossary Contributors Bibliography Index