We just wrapped a fantastic video shoot with Tulsa Ballet today! (scroll down for behind-the-scenes shots)
We put together a few highlights from our Tulsa Ballet photo shoots to share. Their artistry inspires us, and we are constantly amazed at the sheer athletic ability of their talented company. We enjoy every show and every shoot! Hope you will too.
Nutcracker Photo Shoot
A classic for a reason. The performance takes audiences to fairyland around the world with music and dance inspired by Spain, China, and Arabia. For many people, Nutcracker is the first ballet they see. And every year, Tulsa Ballet invites hundreds of underprivileged kids to a special performance. For many of them, Nutcracker is their first exposure to fine arts.
Tulsa Ballet released a brief behind-the-scenes look at our photo shoot for Tulsa Ballet’s Nutcracker. Bonus: catch a glimpse of Marcello zooming in on the remote viewer after every shot, ensuring every pose is absolutely perfect.
Behind the scenes with international choreographer Ma Cong. He discusses the inspiration behind his Studio K premiere, costumes, and music. Watching the dancers rehearsing up close, you can see just hard these athletes work. Drops of sweat fly as they spin, and they have every muscle under perfect control, from fingertips to toes.
Romeo & Juliet
Real-life couple Hyonjun Rhee and Youhee Son, along with Jennifer Grace and Jonnathan Ramirez, are the principle dancers for Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet created for Tulsa Ballet. We took some of these shots from a ladder to get the right angle.
Taming of the Shrew
An amazing production, full of fire and wit. Very few companies are allowed to perform this ballet. Complex choreography, dangerous stunts, and a demanding cast of characters require a world-class company to perform. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to bring this to Tulsa!
Artistic director Marcello Angelini talks with key members of the Founders’ Society, with dancers rehearsing in the background. Inspiring stories from true patrons of the arts in Tulsa, who keep our dancers on their toes.
If you look closely, you can see the reflection of our white umbrella light in the right-middle pane of glass.
For interview or documentary-style shots, what you wear below the waist isn’t as important, since it won’t get as much time on screen.
Now, if you’re doing action shots, full-body shots, or aerials, you need to pay equal attention to what you wear on top and on bottom. Try out your moves in front of a mirror first. See how the clothing reacts to your movement.
Give Yourself Options
Bring three different tops you like. You definitely want to have easy options in case one of your tops doesn’t work. Choose a variety of colors in case you end up shooting against different backgrounds.
The most important thing for video shoots: avoiding clothing the camera doesn’t like.
What Not to Wear
When considering clothing for a video shoot, there are a few things you want to avoid at all costs:
Patterns to Avoid
All these patterns will create weird vibrating rainbow patters that can’t be fixed in post.
Colors to Avoid
These colors tend to glow or disappear on camera, transforming your figure in strange ways. You’re better off avoiding them.
Other Things to Avoid
Hats. Hats create shadows on your face and eyes. So unless it’s an important prop, don’t bring one.
Shiny fabrics. Unless this is a nightclub shoot, you want to avoid creating your own disco ball effect as the camera picks up shimmer and shine on your clothing.
Intense or bright lighting on a shoot can make anyone sweat. Bring some loose powder to take the shine off.
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Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival called Aqua Vita.
They needed help with the design of a new website and assistance in promotional materials, including a poster and a video.
Fundraising teams had already headed out and were rapidly gaining attention for their cause, but we needed to stay under budget. Not only that, but the artists, sponsors, and festival schedule were constantly changing as we worked on the site.
Lightspeed adjustments had to be made as information shifted. Knowing the work had to be completed quickly and efficiently, we focused on some of their finest artists and most attractive venues.
Their old website displayed insufficient information to be useful, and was woefully out of date.
Advertisement for the occasion of their 28th Festival proved the best way to quickly gain more attention on the best part of the festival – the beauty of the culture and the love of family.
Another key component was updating their event video with a new voiceover and correct dates. (See the finished video below.)Today we celebrate with them as they begin their 28th Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival honoring the Spirit of the American Indian.
As it was intended, the celebration is one of Native American culture complete with an art market, traditional storytelling and music and authentic American Indian food.
Those who attend will also discover student art, cultural demonstrations, dancing, and poetry.
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