Frame by Frame: Dance Shorts Program
Sun Sept 22: 8:00pm
Festival - Local Sightings Film Festival 2019: Short Films
A series of short films centering dance and movement, presented in partnership with Velocity Dance Center!
Strictly Seattle Frame By Frame
A showcase of dance films made by participants in Frame by Frame, Velocity Dance Centers dance film intensive offered as part of their Strictly Seattle summer festival, led by KT Niehoff.
Part of Velocitys signature summer intensive Strictly Seattle, Frame by Frame is a three-week workshop that takes the new dance filmmaker through every step of the process as they create their own short dance film. Participants learn the necessary preparatory elements of creating a film sound and choreographic elements, storyboarding, location scouting, styling, and rehearsing material through the perspective of the cameras lens. Each student then shoots a 2.5 min film with a professional cinematographer, learning onset vernacular and how to effectively convey their directorial vision to their cameraperson. In the final stages, students learn basic editing skills, with a professional editor, director and composer available as mentors.
Eye Tra$h Extensions
(Lisa Kwak, Seattle, WA, 3 min)
Animal Vegetable Mineral
(Emily Eagle, Seattle, WA, 3 min)
Three sweet women and their rage.
logic & emotion; a conflict, a conversation
(Kiana Vaziri, Seattle, WA, 3 min)
The constant battle between logic & emotion represented through dance film.
(Cye Semrau, Seattle, WA, 3 min)
A group of young dancers trace the steps of a labyrinth, struggling to reach the center, and then regretfully reverse and leave.
(Micaela Pirzio-Biroli, Mercer Island, WA, 3 min)
Someday, when my dreams come true.
1 Min Dance Film Challenge
The Dance / Film Residency is offered by Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center to an artistic team selected through this years Dance Film Challenge. Teams and individuals were invited to submit one dance film up to 60 seconds in length. The prompt for this years dance film challenge is power-sharing.
We encouraged artists to use the tools they have: these could be shot/edited on your phone, in the rehearsal studio, on the street, in your room. The value is placed not on the expensive equipment + software you can access, but how you use the instruments and materials you have available.
Audience votes will determine which team/individual receives the residency, which comprises 20 hours of rehearsal space at Velocity and a matinée slot for an open rehearsal/exhibition/screening at NWFF!
(Kate Starling & Sierra McKenzie, Seattle, WA, 1 min)
Freestyle hip-hop dancer TAQUEET$ shows off both animation and krump in a blended style all their own. Shot and edited by Sierra McKenzie and produced in partnership with Kate Starling through their queer Seattle media company Peach Pit Productions.
(Angel Alviar-Langley (Moonyeka), Seattle, WA, 1 min)
if mama is sky then ocean is her daughter staring straight back, with two palms pressed against cheek bones.
This work is part of Sendai Eras video series documenting Filipinx narratives in local and national community.
On the edge of known plans
(Renee Boehlke, Seattle, WA, 1 min)
The artist/muse relationship inevitably breaks down, and we cannot give each other up.
(Bridget Kirk, Kirkland, WA, 1 min)
In collaboration with other artists, we came together to empower each other and make a stronger platform for our given art form. Utilizing the street art of Charleston, SC artists, myself and two other dancers drew strength and inspiration to create a dance film whose purpose is to portray the value in the word connection. Through connection, we have the ability to share the power of ourselves with others. We can use each others influence to make a difference, whether it is to one person or many.
Strings & Isolations
(Brandy Taylor, 1 min)
A solo peeking into the vast world of urban movement vocabulary.
(Jonah Barrett, Tenino, WA, 1 min)
Olympia-based dancer Alissa Tu performs deep within the badlands of the Pacific Northwest. secureterminalaccess.log is a piece composed for the project by local musician Fo0dnippl3.
(Levi Teachout, 1 min)
From mind to matter.
(Tanya Tran, Tacoma, WA, 1 min)
One minute of unchoreographed flow, or something close to flow with a camera watching. This was never intended to go anywhere. To the tune of Breaking Things by Linda Diaz.
A Dance Called Peace
(Jackie Muratti, WA, 1 min)
A dance piece from the movie Love Pain Sevdah by Jackie Muratti, featuring 3rd Shift Dance w/ Jackie and Balkan dance choreography by Xaviera Vandermay, improvised with the help of choreographer Denis Basic.
(Amanda Morgan, 1 min)
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122