Posts tagged "strength and beauty"

A Documentary Teaser

    This past week I put together a teaser of Super 8 footage that I will be using in the documentary. I chose to use Super 8 sequences of each dancer in Strength and Beauty because I felt it would be more effective at portraying the dancers quality of movement. When shooting a live...

Documenting Traci Gilchrest

Putting Traci Gilchrest into words isn’t easy. It doesn’t seem to be enough to say she is friendly and a great dancer.  At times she is extremely confident, but she can also be surprisingly shy. Editing her interviews will take the least amount of finessing because when she says something she is precise and succinct....

Documenting Alessandra Ball

Last Thursday I attended the Sleeping Beauty sneak peek presented by North Carolina Dance Theatre in which Alessandra Ball is dancing Aurora. That day she got to work probably about 9:00/9:30 for class, spent the day rehearsing, then at 6:00 danced an hour long performance that involved two costume changes and one of the most...

Documenting Melissa Anduiza

  Melissa is a natural. She moves instinctively. Her laugh is contagious. There are people who you become friends with the minute you meet them and Melissa is that kind of person. The moment she walked into the studio I knew she would be great in the documentary because she doesn’t hold anything back. On...

Documentary Aesthetic

Last week, I wrote that I would introduce the dancers in the documentary this week, but I as I began choosing pictures to include I realized that I hadn’t discussed the aesthetic of the film. I know the dancers are much more interesting, but I hope that you can bear with me. As a filmmaker...

A Documentary Film

I am very excited to be a part of DIYdancer and to chronicle the production of my documentary film, Strength and Beauty. This film follows three ballerinas for a year to portray the ebb and flow of their lives. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of independent filmmaking I thought I should give a little...

Introducing Dd Contributor Chelsea Wayant!

I am pleased to introduce dancer turned filmmaker Chelsea Wayant as the newest edition to Dd family! Chelsea is currently working on the documentary Strength and Beauty and will be taking us along for the ride, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the movie she is making, sharing her inspirations and influences. We gave her...

Strength and Beauty

So excited about this trailer for the new documentary Strength and Beauty by Chelsea Wayant. But even more excited she will be joining Dd as a contributor–our first dancer turned documentary filmmaker contributor!     Strength and Beauty Trailer from Chelsea Wayant on Vimeo.