Name of teacher / supervisor
Melvin Fraenk: Concept and choreography
Ward ten Voorde: Technique and production
April 6 – 24 2020 (week 15-17) - Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri:* ECD-1 Group 1: 1315-1515 hrs.** ECD-1 Group 2: 1545-1745 hrs.** * No class on Monday April 13 (easter holiday). **Schedule 2 shooting days from 1000-1800 hrs!
28 contact hrs. (incl. 8 hour shooting day) 4 Self-study hrs.
2, 3, 4
The aim of this workshop is to take the visual language of urban dance culture as a starting point to create a short (3 min.) video clip in which the relationship between screen, body and performance is central. In groups the students make a choreography and perform for the screen instead of the stage. They will learn how to make clear choices regarding both their conceptual and technical approach. They will learn how to design a process in which important technical aspects like framing, lighting, camera movement, sound and editing function in relation to the choreographic and visual idea.
Design of the class
The course will evolve in three phases: Phase / week 1: Lessons and concept development. Phase / week 2: Pre-production and shoot. Phase / week 3: Montage editing and presentation of video clips. All students will follow group lessons providing them with technical skills and insights into concept development. They will form small groups and each group will make their own video clip with the guidance from the teachers.
1) Become familiar with the language and aesthetics of (urban style) dance video clips.
2) Experience how to choreograph and perform for camera and to create choreography through screen time and space.
3) Become familiar with the basic video production process and technical skills of recording and editing.
4) Use technical skills and aesthetic insights in a personal creative interpretation of video clip language.
5) Being able to safely use school equipment and follow rental procedure.
Working method(s) used
In this practical workshop a variety of different working methods are used, such as plenary viewings, theory lessons and instruction training, group assignments, feedback sessions, technical support...
Used study material
Technical video equipment (camcorders, lighting gear, montage editing systems...) Examples of Urban style video clip culture Literature: Making Video Dance, a step by step guide to creating dance for the screen by Katrina McPherson (copy in mediatheque...). ...
1) Participation: being present and show an active attitude in class.
2) Collaboration and communication: being able to communicate idea’s and instructions clearly, listen to others, give and receive feedback, work with others in a multi disciplinary creative process, respect your role and others....
3) Productional and technical skills: show understanding and skills on how to operate video tools and organise the making process.
4) Using the medium: ability to choreograph and perform for screen and create a visual form through filming and editing.
Method of assessment
Personal and group feedback during learning- / video production process Group evaluation / feedback session (by students themselves and/or by teachers...?) of the created video clips. Individual assessment forms by teachers. Presence list
Learning goals in the class contribute to the overall development of the competency indicators:
2.6, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
The overall development of the student is assessed at integral assessment meetings, twice a year, through combined self-assessment and assessment by teachers, coaches and mentors.