Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dance Videography and Web Video Marketing with Social Media

Many dancers don't realize the power of video beyond grant submissions
and panel reviews. And when it comes time to 'hire' a dance videographer,
the price almost can't be justified because after all, many of us are in the midst of
financial ruin and fear is running many of our lives.

So why pay to document a live show? The full answer is revealed in my report which you can download and read at no cost to you.

Why pay for me to document your show - and specifically me?
If you're a regular customer, you know the benefits to that.

Beside having competitive dance rates, that are a fraction of business rates,
you get support after the shoot is over.
That means if you need to meet a deadline and you need your DVD duplicated, I can do that frequently within a day.
There are hundreds of video hosting sites,it's not just Youtube out there.
Optimization for your videos so your work gets seen is also critical for you while you consider social media, blogs, web 2.0.
That is part of the price you're paying for me to document your event.

Oh and if you're interested, I'll be co-hosting a two hour workshop on using video and social media on April 30th. Sign up here:
April 30th: Becoming an Expert in Your Field Through Video

But getting back to my little rant, dance, theater and music creatives as well as small business professionals such as spiritual healers, massage therapists, reiki masters, life coaches, have opportunities beyond Wall Street. So don't let price scare you away into mediocrity or settling for less than you deserve.

Granted this is only my opinion but I believe we are the backbone for the healing in this country and it feels great when we take actions in our work that we know has impact.

Talking about impact, after experiencing 5 personally traumatic events between 2007 - 2008, which left me incapable of working to my fullest potential, I managed to maintain my business and that would not have been possible if it were not for my regular customers. That tells me you believe in my work as much as I believe in yours.

Thank you for keeping me alive.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

BRICstudio presents Brave New World Repertory Theatre's

This clip highlights a performance of Walt Whitman's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry by Brave New World Repertory Theatre
Take a look at their website and in case you're not doing anything later - they're having a fundraiser at the Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo 9/25/08. Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Seth Williams Choreography

I videotaped this lovely performance a few months ago in Brooklyn at the Mark Morris Dance Center .

A collaboration between choreogapher Seth Williams and composer Dan Becker,
"Point of Departure" draws upon and manipulates the
conventions of baroque dance and music.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College

Check out the latest production of Juneteenth Legacy Theater's

Bold Journey Tour production of Samuel L. Kelley's

"Faith, Hope and Charity" at

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Mar 20,21,22, and Mar 27,28,29.

"It's a gospel, bio-drama of Mary McLeod Bethune, the illiterate sharecropper who rose to prominence and founded Bethune-Cookman College and became an advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt" - Lorna Littleway, producer.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

RK2 - Breakdancers from Boulder in Brooklyn

sit back and watch the 19 youths from Boulder, CO dance in Brooklyn following their dream of tracing their breakdance lineage.

They had help from Naropa University students in their community based project.

I grabbed this from NU's website Dance/Movement Therapy:

"Dance/movement therapists value the healing nature of the creative act, believe that movement has inner meaning and purpose, and outer expressive and communicative properties, and that body-mind synchronization is an essential component of healing.

Central to the stated purpose of contemplative practice at Naropa University is the belief that contemplative practices synchronize body, speech and heart. As this synchronization occurs, it is said that the practitioner becomes a 'spiritual warrior."

I too believe that if your mind is telling you one thing, and your heart is telling you something else, you are asynchronous and that my friend is a very very painful existence. But since thoughts become things, you can change them to something positive. Imagine living life taking inspired actions and doing meaningful things like these folks do.

I'm not a dancer so I can't speak from there.

But sit back and enjoy. You can watch Obama later! yes yes - he's in NYC tonight.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Come see 'Rapture'

Come see what the audiences are talking about

in Suzana Stankovic's most daring and creative NEW work

this weekend from Thursday until Saturday, June 14,15 and 16!!!

There is a very powerful message of love and peace this world desperately needs

to hear - followed by a Wine and Cheese reception after every show

Load the clip by clicking on play then grab a glass of water, sit back and enjoy.

Friday, April 20, 2007