BALLET IIB, IIIB, IVA
Musikalische Ergotzung starting at 1:12.
Four videos due June 17.
Challenge yourself, despite the imperfect circumstances, to treat this project like a real live performance. Spend some time putting together the details (costume, hair, makeup), and make sure you plan for plenty of rehearsal time. Here are the guidelines for dancers in Ballet IIB, IIIB, & IVA:
HAIR & MAKEUP:
- Dancers should dress “performance ready” for this video, just as if they’re performing in front of a live audience!
- Hair in a high bun, slicked back and secure.
- Wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen.
Any light colored or floral sun dress is the costume for this routine. If you don’t already have something at home, grab one of these affordable options:
- Wear your pink tights and ballet shoes.
- Wrap floral dress
- Casual fit flare dress
- Scoop neck flare dress
ACCESSORIES AND/OR PROPS:
- No accessory or prop required, but flowers in your hair are welcome!
- Send a video of part I of your dance by the window.
- Send a video of the part of the dance where you normally take class, your “barre space.”
- Send a video of the portion of the dance outside.
- Send a video of yourself close up to the camera, waving, curtseying, blowing kisses, etc. for 10 seconds with no music.
When preparing to film your child’s part for our Showcase, please take care to do the following so that we can have consistency in the clips (any not conforming will be returned and asked to be reshot):
- Performer should be in full costume and makeup as noted in Performer Details.
- Make sure you smile and perform full out with energy and enthusiasm!
- Plan to film during the daytime in a room that provides good natural light.
- Make every effort to have a solid color background wall, or make the background as clean as possible.
- Set your phone to the highest camera setting possible for maximum quality.
- Make sure the volume is all the way up on your phone before you start filming.
- Be sure to begin filming about 5 seconds before the start of or each video and for five seconds at the end of each video.
- Make sure the dancer’s body fills the frame of the phone (not too close or too far back). We should see the dancer’s whole body with space in the frame around her head and feet.
- The phone must remain still while filming. Place the phone still on a table or your lap, etc. so it doesn’t move or shake while filming the routine.
DIRECTION OF CAMERA/PHONE:
- Film in Landscape Orientation (Horizontally) on the phone, with the camera lens on top.