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Screendance Workshop I Parts 1 & 2

Create Your Film with Ben Estabrook

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Develop your unique voice as a dance filmmaker. This two-part screendance workshop is structured to guide students through the process of completing a short dance film from conception to exhibition. Students are welcome to take the workshop series independently or as a package. Those who complete their film will have the opportunity to have it screened at the San Francisco Public Library April 10, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cost for Both Workshops: $495 instead of $555
$50 non refundable deposit due on registration
3 Installments: $175 due Oct 20, $135 due Jan 15, $135 due Feb 20

During Screendance Workshop Part 1, learn how to formulate concepts for dance films and translate that vision to the screen.

Students will:

Gain hands-on experience with the camera.
Discover how the camera sees dance in order to creatively exploit its unique perspective.
Analyze seminal works of the field with directing and editing choices that illustrate film’s possibilities.
Establish a basic foundation of film theory and terminology.
Learn how to communicate with filmmakers and discuss strategies for building successful collaborations.

Building on the skills developed in Part 1, Screendance Workshop Part 2 will focus on refining and practicing editing techniques. In a hands-on lab environment, work with footage as Ben Estabrook guides you through the process of editing your own film.

Students will:

Learn the fundamentals of editing in Final Cut Pro X.
Explore different methods of editing dance through in-class demonstrations and outside assignments.
Experiment with reproducing choreography vs. re-working dance into a new piece that could only exist on film.


Part 1
Dates: Oct 27 I Nov 3, 10 & 17
Time: Saturday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $200 ($225 after October 20, 2018)

Part 2
Dates: Saturday, March 2, 9, 16 & 23
Time: March 2, 11:30 PM – 5:30 PM at BAVC | All Other Sessions, 1 PM – 4 PM at LINES Ballet
Cost: $305 ($330 after February 20, 2019)


Alonzo King LINES Ballet
26 Seventh Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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