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PLATFORM

On Camera Workshop 
The Collective Term 5 Sept-Dec 2024
TECH TUESDAYS, April 16th, 23rd, 30th 2024
July 14th PLATFORM On Camera LVL 1/2
The Collective Experience Sept-Dec 2024
 
 Everything You Need to Know About Dancing for the Camera
 

 

Why PLATFORM?

For dancers with a strict stage background, making the transition into TV and film can feel like stepping into the unknown. The heightened speed of the rehearsals, the ever-changing structure of the sets, and the somewhat alien nature of the cameras are enough to make even the most seasoned professional a little apprehensive. PLATFORM is here to help dancers make the transition from stage to on-camera seamless. Dancers can apply the skills they've learned at our workshops to their on-camera opportunities.

 

Adjust to Space

Unlike company work where you can depend on sprung floors and space to move, sets for TV and film are unpredictable and, more often than not, less than ideal. The best way to adjust? Is by being prepared. With over 25 years of experience working in the entertainment industry, from behind the camera to in-front of the camera, we know all the angles and are passing the knowledge to you. 

 

Conquer Crunch Time

One of the most challenging aspects of the film industry is the accelerated time for learning choreography. For something like 'Dancing with the Stars,' you can get a half-hour of rehearsal, and then immediately turn it around for dress rehearsal, camera block, and live shows. There's no time to let the work marinate. The more you work this way, the better you'll get at it. We will help you develop time management skills and show you the tricks needed to conquer choreography quickly!

 

Manage Multiple Camera Angles

The most obvious difference between dancing for film and stage is the camera. You’ll learn where the cameras are when you’re in shot, where your gaze should be, and at what level you should project.

On many sets, Steadicams (mobile cameras that are connected to crew members as they move around performers) are an obstacle dancers need to manage. At any moment dancers will need to get out of the way, and then immediately jump back on their mark because they're in the shot again, at the PLATFORM workshop you’ll learn to master these skills in a loving, encouraging, and safe environment. 

 

Learn the casting process

Auditions for dancers are different from those for actors. Instead of going into a small testing room one by one, we’re thrown into a room together and dance it out while being progressively eliminated throughout the day. Auditioning can be the most challenging and nerve-wracking part of being a dancer and can bring fear and anxiety out of the best of us. So how can you survive the process? PLATFORM has developed a program to help dancers conquer all steps of this process, you’ll learn how to communicate with casting, prepare for an audition, and crossover into the film and television industry uninterrupted. 

Upcoming Events

  • April 16th, 23rd, 30th TECH TUESDAY with MEISHA LEE
    April 16th, 23rd, 30th TECH TUESDAY with MEISHA LEE
    Tue, Apr 16
    The Dance Centre
    Apr 16, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Apr 30, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
    The Dance Centre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada
    Apr 16, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – Apr 30, 2024, 11:30 a.m.
    The Dance Centre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6, Canada
    Train Smart, Perform Stronger! 💯 VANCITY you ready to train with the top in jazz tech! TECH TUESDAYS with Director/ Producer/ Choreographer MEISHA LEE Location 1 📍VANCOUVER Scotiabank Dance Centre 4th Floor Location 2 📍 PORT COQUITLAM Rise21 Dance Company
  • PLATFORM ON CAMERA JULY 14th 2024
    PLATFORM ON CAMERA JULY 14th 2024
    Sun, Jul 14
    Evergreen Cultural Centre
    Jul 14, 2024, 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3, Canada
    Jul 14, 2024, 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3, Canada
    1-day On Camera Workshop $300 plus GST 1min Dance Demo Scene Individual Footage Industry Chats Q & A Session Industry Workshops Take Away Materials
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