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In this five-part class, you will be guided from concept to creation of your very own dance film!
About this class
Since the pandemic, the demand and interest in dance for film has increased exponentially, but support for film making has not. Frog in Hand & onUP are teaming up to change all that.
This Dance on Film Class, led by Colleen Snell and Sid Sawant, covers all you need to grasp the basics of film making for dance. Join us to have fun, get creative and be guided through the process of making a dance film - from concept to creation. Whether you are keen to experiment for artistic reasons, to learn more so you can market your dance studio/company, or you just want to create great content for social media, this class is for you - no prior experience necessary.
You'll leave with new filmmaking skills, a more thorough understanding of filmmaking for dance, what you can do on a shoestring budget, tips to upgrade the quality of your films, and advice on when you need to call in professional film makers for help. Best of all, at the end of the 5 weeks, you'll walk away with your own completed dance film.
The class is an investment of $500 (plus Eventbrite fees), and will run every Wednesday. The class will be held in person, at the AN1 studios in Mississauga. Once you've registered, you can opt in to receive a filmmaking starter kit (light, gimbal), for an additional upgrade fee of $250 (optional).
This class is a co-presentation between Sid Sawant (Founder, CEO onUP Productions film company), and Colleen Snell (Artistic Director, Frog in Hand Productions dance company).
CLASS 1: November 2 - DEVELOPING YOUR CONCEPT & CREATIVE IDEA
CLASS 2: November 9 - FILMING YOUR IDEA
CLASS 3: November 16 - THE EDITING PROCESS
CLASS 4: November 23 - FINALIZING & POST PRODUCTION
CLASS 5: November 30th - FILM SCREENING, SHARING YOUR WORK & NEXT STEPS
About your instructors
Sid Sawant is a Toronto based artist and founder of onUP productions. His creative aspirations have led him through several avenues, from film to photography, screen to stage, lens to literary. His love for technology and new innovations allow him and the team at onUP productions to continually strive for greater content. Sid Sawant’s passion for the arts stems from his family and he is forever grateful for their continued support. Sid has worked with a number of dance companies to create digital content and dance films, including Frog in Hand (2020, 2021, 2022), Citadel + Compagnie, Sampradaya Dance Creations (among others), and his work in dance film has been screened at GRIT: Short Dances with the CanAsian Dance Festival.
(Frog in Hand Productions)
As the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Frog in Hand, Colleen works with a broad range of dance and movement organizations in a variety of roles including: educator, choreographer, collaborator, outside eye, fight director and performer. Colleen devises and performs collaborative work with musicians, spoken word poets, actors, fight directors, visual artists and martial artists. She holds a Masters in Dance from England's London Contemporary Dance School (University of Kent). She is an advanced actor-combatant (FDC), a writer with the Dance Current, and an avid arts educator. Her collaborative choreographic process and work is highly regarded, as is her work in improvisation and site specific production. Guided by Colleen's vision of collaboration, Frog in Hand has received support from the Port Credit Village Foundation, Hazel McCallion Foundation, City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Federal Government and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Colleen has created a number of dances for film, including Lifers (with Drew Berry, Noelle Hamlyn), and the 20-minute "cave forest river field" (supported by the Mississauga Arts Council). Colleen has worked with Sid and onUP on a variety of projects since 2020, including the Lost Museum, a digital initiative produced by CreativeHub1352.
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