A Summer of Dance, Drones, and Videos

December 23, 2018

I had the wonderful opportunity to work as an Assistant Video Producer at Jacob's Pillow for another summer. At the start of the summer I created a few goals for myself


- to make as many fun artistic videos as I could

- to experiment and practice creating videos with my new drone

- to become technically proficient in my knowledge of video and audio


(I always want to speak to other technicians proficiently and I want to fully understand what I need as a videographer so I can explain my needs well to others.) 


I started out the summer creating a behind the scenes video of a bright and lively show Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE with Arturo O’Farrill & Resist. The live music and bright lights and costumes made for an exciting video. 


The other behind the scenes video I created was from Sonyah Tayeh's show You'll Still Call Me By Name. The Bengsons music complimented the dance in a powerful way and the music was soulful. This was one of my favorite videos I made over the summer.



I worked with the social media coordinator Sophia Roméu on a new series called Behind the Lens. We traveled with different companies to various locations in Massachusetts where photographer Christopher Duggan worked with the dancers on photos and I shot video. It was fun because I was able to use my drone for some of these videos. Below are videos of dancers from Barak Ballet and Pilobolus.




I also worked with Hayium Heron on an abstract video of dancers from Sharon Fridman. They specialize in contact improvisation dance. This was a fun video because I was able to collaborate with another videographer during the shoot and we were able to work on ideas together. This video was also a part of the Behind the Lens Series at Jacob's Pillow.



Drone videos are next! I was able to fly my drone a lot this summer. Below are a few short videos of a fitness class, exploring the mountains after the rain, and experimenting with motion tracking features and it's ability to follow dance movements. 


It's crazy looking back at a few of the videos I created over the period of 3 months because this wasn't even all of the videos that I made during the summer! I am still working on a few surprise videos and I can't wait to share them with you soon!! 

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