For my senior applied project I will be choreographing, directing, and performing in a music video. The music video will be the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”, but as a contemporary hip-hop dance with dub-step music. I will be dancing the part of Little Red Riding Hood, and I will have three other characters; the Wolf, Grandma, and the Hunter. I will be filming in the woods behind Langdon Woods. The video will be put on YouTube for the public to watch and enjoy.
Goals of This Project:
I am going to really challenge myself with this project. I am eager to learn more about what it is like to create a piece on camera on a film set instead of a stage and no audience. With this project I will explore the differences between dancing on film and dancing on a stage. I know I will be very intrigued by the technological differences as well in terms of; lighting, set design, camera angles, audio, etc.
How I Will Deliver This Project:
I will present this video on a projector or smart board during the time that all student projects will be presented. I will have to get in contact with the person in charge of the event to make sure they will have either a projector or a smart board.
This is a very exciting project for me and I will be using a lot of high quality material and tools for this project. I will be using a very expensive camera to get the best video I can get. This is a project that I have wanted to do for a while. I like to say that my major teaches me how to be my own boss and lets me make my own decisions and this project will allow me to do that. Everything will be up to me and I get to make up everything that I do.
Finish music for first track – Feb 24th
Assign Cast – Feb 24th
Choreograph first number – March 3rd
Finish music for second track – March 3rd
Have cameras and camera men organized and prepared – March 6th
Choreograph second number – March 10th
Finish Costume Renderings – March 10th
Photo shoot promotion – March 20th
Finish music for third track – March 24th
Have all costumes created – March 31st
Teach second number to Carly (who’s playing the Wolf) – April 4th
Choreograph third number – April 5th
Finish music for fourth and fifth track – April 5th
Choreograph fourth and fifth number – April 7th
Teach the rest of the choreography – April 12th
Film the video – April 22nd and April 23rd
For my research article I will be researching about the creativity and organization process between directors and choreographers of commercial dance and music videos. My article will include information about how they come up with their ideas and what is involved in putting together these pieces. Who do they need to communicate with? What needs to be done before rehearsals even start?
A lot of people forget about the passion and thought process and artistry that goes behind all of the work put into making these creations to entertain everybody out there not just people who are interested in dance and theater. My goal is to keep spreading creativity throughout my generation and to teach people how important artistry and talent is in our entertainment business.
My paper will include at least three different choreographer and director “pairs”. Each music video that I will use as examples will all vary in genres. These jobs are the definition of interdisciplinary. The entertainment business has many interdisciplinary jobs such as these. They don’t require you to be just a dancer, or just and actor. This business wants to see versatile people that can; direct, teach, create, and write, etc. I will learn a lot about the business that I will be going into.
Have all of my sources from articles, books, and documentaries – March 4th
Start my basic structure of my article – March 11th
Get all of my pictures that I will use in my article and source them – March 18th
Finish my first draft – April 1st
Blog about my soon- to-be-published article – April 8th
Finish my second draft – April 15th
Finish final draft – April 29th
Submit final draft to Eport – May 1st