Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Senior Projects

Both Jeremy and I have been working diligently on our Senior Capstone Projects. It has been very hard but very fun and worthwhile.

Jeremy wrote a script that is really funny. He had been in pre-production for this movie since September last year and he was able to start and finish filming in March. I think the footage looks great! I'm really excited for his movie. I think it'll get accepted into some festivals. If you think the two movies we made together look good, you should see this movie. It was filmed with the Red One which is a camera that real Hollywood productions use. His cast and crew were all really fun to be around and they did a good job. Now, all that needs to be done is the finishing. The movie is called "Gerald" as of right now and it should be finished by the end of the summer. If Jeremy makes a trailer or teaser for it, I'll try to get him to post it.

My project was to choreography a 6-8 minute dance and put together a full production with the rest of my class in a theater. I have been thinking about this for the past two years because the idea of making up a dance makes me feel all anxious and nervous. I've always been mostly in dance classes and companies where we've been choreographed on. When I got my dancers together, I was really amazed at how fun it was to actually put movement on them even when it was hard to come up with movement. It was a great opportunity to challenge my fear of composition. Our concert was last weekend on Friday and Saturday. My sister Rachel accompanied my dancers with the harp in the first movement and my friend Rinda played the trumpet in the second movement. I was the only one who used live music. I am really pleased with my three dancers and my musicians. Many of my teachers and peers have come to me and commented on how they liked my choreography, dancers, musicians, and lighting. I think it turned out really well and that it has been a positive adventure.