This is a comprehensive class touching upon dance on camera composition, technical know-how, film editing, and live broadcasting.

Where: Zoom

When: Feb. 22, March 2, 4, 9, 11

Deadline for applications: Drop ins welcome any time – possibility to take as a recording

What can you create with what you already have? Forget the fancy cameras and expensive software. Let’s create masterpieces with our phone and web cameras using software already available in creative ways.

PLEASE note the time of classes:
16:00PM (GMT+2) Eastern European Standard Time
9:00AM NYC | 15:00 BERLIN | 17:00 MOSCOW

Feb. 22, March 2, 4, 9, and 11 – drop-ins welcome

Digital Dance workshop series is for all dancers, choreographers, and dance teachers who want to make screendance, teach online or perform virtually.

What the series will cover
Feb. 22:
Understanding and composing for the distorted world of the digital frame
Composing for the moving and still camera – phone settings and cool apps
Innovative – DIY lighting – why it’s important to have good light

March 2:
Capturing video devices- web cam vs. phone, syncing and working with footage through the computer or in phone.
Free and cheap software for editing video creatively both on phone and computer. Tutorials on all programs.

March 4:
Introducing OBS studio and ManyCam – broadcasting software tips, tricks and best set up for dance.
The different ways of live broadcasting and engagement on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Zoom.

March 9:
Using multiple cameras and video switchers (yes you can do that now thru your laptop) … and yes you can make your phone and iPad be webcams. All software and hardware in order to make that happen with a tutorial of the software.

March 11:
live feed special effects + live performance recording through OBS Studio and Many Cam. Tutorials and possibilities.

The goal is a comprehensive understanding of the technology so that it could become a part of the way we compose and create dance instead of a hindrance.

Can this knowledge be transferred to the post-pandemic theater? Absolutely! You would be able to create stunning multimedia and live feed special effects for your next performance with the tech you already have.

HOW AND WHERE:
over ZOOM, make sure you check your timezone. Can also attend through recording.

COST:

Students and people economically affected by the pandemic whole series €75 | Drop–ins per class: €15.

Professionals whole series €90 | Drop-ins: €18

***If you really want to take this class, but the cost is prohibitive, please email Zornitsa at zornitsa(at)bodymeld.org and we can come up with an appropriate arrangement.

For questions, please email Zornitsa directly at zornitsa(at)bodymeld.org Can’t make the time of the live Zoom class, but still want to take the workshop? You can do that. All classes will be recorded and shared will all participants.

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ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Zornitsa Stoyanova (USA/BUL) is an award-winning performance artist, curator, writer, lighting, and video designer. Based between Sofia, Bulgaria and Philadelphia, US, she directs her company BodyMeld which along with presenting her work, focuses on creating programs in support of independent choreographers in both her locales. Her stage, video and photographic work uses the female body as an abstract object revealing ideas of strength in female sensuality and emotionality. On stage, she explores feminist ideals, the power dynamics between dancers and audiences, and personal stories revealing vulnerability and strength. Her performance, AndroMeda, was commissioned and presented by The Philadelphia Museum of Art (2020), and her solo performance Explicit Female (2016) was awarded a “Rocky” – the Philadelphia contemporary dance award. Her choreographic work has been shown in festivals around the U.S. as well as in Bulgaria and France. As a dancer, she has performed for Eiko & Koma, Boris Charmatz, Cie. Willy Dorner, Lionel Popkin, Group Motion and others. Her screendance films have been shown in festivals and galleries across the U.S. and in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Bulgaria, Ireland, Germany, and Bangladesh.

How to apply: Go to https://www.bodymeld.org/events/digital-dance-tips-and-tricks-on-filming-editing-and-broadcasting-2022/

If the price is prohibitive to you, but you still want to take the class, email Zornitsa directly and together will come up with an appropriate arrangement.

Costs for participants: 90 Euro for the whole series or 18 Euro Drop-in class | For students and people affected by the pandemic 75 Euro or 15 Euro for Drop-in class.

Contact details: Zornitsa Stoyanova
zornitsa(at)bodymeld.org

For further information, please visit https://www.bodymeld.org/events/digital-dance-tips-and-tricks-on-filming-editing-and-broadcasting-2022/