$85 – $135

Bodies in Motion/Bodies at Rest: A Dance Film Workshop with Daniel Conrad

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1131 Howe St (lane entrance)

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7

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Cineworks and F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) present a full-day workshop with acclaimed dance filmmaker Daniel Conrad, designed for filmmakers, choreographers, and dancers aspiring to make dance film; and for any artists who wish to learn essential principles of framing, recording and editing bodies in motion / bodies at rest.

Workshop time: 7 hours including 1 hour lunch-break


In this intensive workshop, participants will study core dance-film methods. Working through diverse exemplary film scenes, and through hands-on practice with camera, lights and a dancer, the following principles will be addressed:


  • Filming dance choreographed for stage often fails, since the stage has vastly different needs than film
  • Film cuts the world into angles, while stage dance is conceived as a continuum from a single angle
  • Time and space are more compressed on film than on stage
  • Even the body of the solo dancer struggles with the camera, its full vertical shape resisting the horizontal frame
  • To make true dance film, choreographers must understand the frame and directors must learn the kinetics of dance
  • Going from stage to screen starts with choreographing and lighting shot-by-shot, specifically for the camera


Teaching will include:


  • Composition and lighting within the frame
  • Choosing angles and working within them
  • Cutting as choreography
  • Rhythmic and overtonal montage
  • Creative use of discontinuous and non-matching action
  • Solving non-stage location challenges
  • Improvisational methods





About the Instructor

Daniel Conrad’s dance films have screened at numerous festivals including Locarno, Montréal World, London Int'l, Hamburg Kurzfilm, Valladolid, Seattle Int'l (Best of Fest Shorts), New York Dance on Camera (2 Silver Awards), Golden Prague (Dagmar & Vaclav Havel Prize), Toronto Moving Pictures (Audience Choice Award), Dance Camera West (Los Angeles), Vancouver Int'l, and many more. His work has been purchased by PBS, the CBC, ZDF, CFCF, SCN, TVE, Ovation, ARTV, Knowledge, Bravo, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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Accessibility: wheelchair access to washrooms via temporary ramp; washroom door frames may not accommodate wider gauge wheelchairs – please email programs[at]cineworks.ca regarding access requirements.


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