Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Photo Shoot with Gelsey Laurie

The first dancer to be photographed for the project was Gelsey Laurie. Gelsey is a professional dancer, born and raised in Riverside. She is leaving for a contract with a cruise line at the end of March, and thankfully she made the time to be photographed for this project before she left.

I am still editing the video that I shot with Gelsey, but here is a first look at 6 images that were shot for this project.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Upcoming Events

As we move along with the planning and scheduling for this project, there are a few upcoming events to be looking for.

1. We are working on the intro video that will introduce and explain our project to Kickstarter.com and any potential backers. We are looking for a mid-April launch of the project on Kickstarter, and at that time the project will open for backing.

2. In the next 10 days I have shoots scheduled with 3 dancers, 2 for the project and 1 to do head shots. The two dancers that I will be shooting for the project are Victoria Bengard and Gelsey Laurie. Victoria (as most of you know) is owner and teacher at Victoria's Simply Dance and a technical adviser and dancer coordinator for the photo shoots. Gelsey is a professional dancer who will be leaving on a contract at the end of the month so we needed to shoot her as soon as possible. You can see some of Gelsey's incredible work below.

Keep checking the Facebook Page and this blog for updates on these 2 events and many others to come.

And now, some dance videos:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Flyers! Flyers!

We have a brand new flyer available for download! Download and print this flyer to help us spread the word about our project. The flyer includes the URL to this blog and our Facebook page, as well as a nifty QR code that you can scan with your smart phone and it will take you right to our Facebook page.

Download the flyer here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Some new images and news

Exciting times are ahead for the Movement Project as many things have been happening behind the scenes as we chip away at the planning stage of this book.

First, here is a little more detail about what the project is all about.

Who: Photographer Daniel T Jester, Dancer/Teacher/Studio Owner Victoria Bengard, and Professional Dancer/Instructor Agatha Wright. also included will be many local dancers of varying ages, experience levels, and genres.

What: A Photo Book that will highlight local area dancers and explore their own personal journeys. In addition to the book , the project will have a web page that will have it's own exclusive content including video interviews, outtakes and images not used in the book. The project will be funded using the crowd sourcing web site Kickstarter.com (Currently the project is not open to accepting pledges).

When: Book will be completed in March of 2013. Currently we are in the planning stages. Meetings with key dancers and technical consultants have been scheduled. First order of business is to create a video explaining the project to post on Kickstarter.com. This will help us reach out to people interested in pledging money to make this project a reality.

Where: Riverside, CA and the surrounding areas.

Why: This is an opportunity for many people from varying artistic backgrounds to come together and create something to showcase their talent, passion, and hard work. The Riverside area has a vibrant arts/performing arts community, and this will be a way to showcase that.

How: With your help! Funding to complete this project will be collected through Kickstarter.com with pledges from people like you! All of the dancing, photography, videography, and web work will be done by local area artists who are passionate about what they do.

That sums up what this project is about. Below is a concept image/mock up to give you an idea of the creative direction of the book.