This is just a quick little video experiment with Adobe Premiere, a piece of software I will be spending a lot of time with in the near future.
Shot with my DSLR, what I like about this video is the extraordinary talent, that is to say the music, lyrics, and performance of Mike McDonald, the sound
recording, the color rendition, and when I am on it and not distracted, the relative smoothness of my video monopod. What I do not like so much is the lack of
smoothness and stability in my framing, the challenge of a day lit stage, and my resorting to effects to jazz it up (although my son really digs the lightning).
I tried to be sparing and respectful of both thetalent and the audience in my limited and hasty post-processing. Also, the video is much crisper and HD on my computer, so I think I need to
upload a file sized to suit WordPress parameters to avoid all this shitty loss of quality to compression.
Calgary Movement Artist Mark Ikeda
We Don’t Look Back
Scars Are Healing Wrong
By Julie Ferguson
Calgary’s Pamela Tzeng
Presents the installation
As a Matter of Box
Denise Clarke of Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit
dances to music
Playing now until March 17 at C103 in Edmonton
Mile Zero Dance Featured Artist: Helen Husak
Fight or Flight
Duet, The Space Between
Mile Zero Dance presents
Featuring Gerry Morita, Richard Lee, Patrick Arés-Pilon, and Viktoria Reiswich-Dapp
Premieres at the Expanse Festival on March 07 at the Westbury Theatre, TransAlta Arts Barns, Edmonton
Exciting new work from the Good Women Dance Collective at the
A promotional image from the Maggie Tree/Blarney Productions presentation of
Punctuate! Theatre‘s Scars Are Healing Wrong featuring Julie Bennett
Mandate: encouraging creation of new Canadian work and bridging the gap between established and emerging artists
This show was so well-paced and full of great imagery that I couldn’t resist sharing a few more.
This frenetic, occasionally jarring, new work by the Good Women Dance Collective considers the social behavior of many creatures including human beings. Stripped down to instincts, these animals are attracted to light that ultimately motivates and shapes the way they move.
The start of the 1k Sprint.
This is a sample of images that I made this summer under contract with Epic Photography. It was a fantastic experience.
The enchantment of the mask
The unstoppable force that is Magic Brian
Eccentric entertainment is not much of a stretch for the Rubberband Boy.
Cyrus and the horn section.
Democrafunk’s Ministers of Percussion deliberate over the pace and depth of this session’s groove.
The athletic and fluid Raena Waddell is a local arts professional whose work is often presented at the Expanse Movement Arts Festival.
I feel that adding more Backwater images to this blog might be overkill, but I really loved this production and hope to see it again or see similar productions that combine theatre, dance, music, and visual media into something truly powerful and original.
Some examples of the artwork on display for the annual snow sculpture competition at the Silver Skate Festival.
The innovative core of the Good Women Dance Collective perform Distaff at the Expanse Movement Arts Festival. When my son decides to allow it, I have been working through the edit of all the great images I had the fortune of capturing at this years festival. While working this morning, I discovered this rather compelling portrait from their Expanse set.
Amber Borotsik, founding artistic director of the Expanse Movement Arts Festival. She can be seen in the upcoming Windrow Performance production Backwater.
The irrepressible Jon Lachlan Stewart of Surreal Soreal Theatre in Blue at Expanse 2011.
Good Women Dance Collective members Alida Nyquist-Schultz and Ainsley Hilliard