There are Worse Things than Filming in the Park on a Sunday

(Because I study theater, it felt appropriate to begin with a Sondheim reference.)

That’s a wrap!!!

Today I finished the second and final day of shooting on The Sorry Project.       IMG_0049 (1) Although the weather was uncannily cold for April 10, it was a beautiful day and we got a lot of great footage. I had 5 incredible dancers : Benjamin Freemantle, Yvette Lu, Sydney Zusman, Lauren Soto, and myself.  all of whom were incredibly focused and committed. I am incredibly grateful for each of them

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We filmed in Riverside Park and at my DP/Producer, Justin Scholar’s apartment building in Morningside Heights.

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Today was more about the dancing. Last time we got a lot of b roll footage that will be great for getting the point across.  We did start the day getting a few more of the articles on film, including floating one in some rocks on the bank of the Hudson, but it was mostly about movement.

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I am especially proud of the work we did on some park steps. I was able to finesse a piece of complicated choreography onto the steps so that the dancers were essentially rolling and flipping down the concrete steps in unison.

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Now it will be time to edit. This will be a challenge mostly because 1) I’ve never edited a film before and 2) I will have to determine not only which shots showcase the choreography most cleanly, but which shots most clearly convey the meaning behind the choreography.

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I am very proud of what I have achieved so far and I am excited to put together a final cut. I am going to very seriously try to have a cut ready for the 4/22 Open Arts Showcase.

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