Austin based dance company, Ballet East needed to fulfill their city's grant requirements. COVID hit, shutting down live events. As an organization, Ballet East, needed to pivot and move their annual dance performance online. 
Overall Challenge : Moving the performance online was unexpected. Professional videographers could not shoot the dancers due to social distancing. The dancers had to film themselves -  in their homes or in other places they had available to them.  Many of the dancers recorded themselves using their smartphone. 
Solution: As a creators and problem solvers in the visual world, my partner, Mawu Photography and I, used the advanced video editing techniques of KEYING, MASKING & COMPOSITING to elevate the footage captured by the dancers. 
The resultant dance film was truly transformational. 
Screenshot of smartphone footage submitted by Ballet East dacners
Screenshots of the raw smartphone footage recorded by Ballet East dancers. I transformed this footage to create the scenes presented in the above video. 
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