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Dance and Skills June 26, 2011

Filed under: Plannaing — ryansmith66 @ 5:15 pm

I have drew up a shortlist and downloaded moves for all my actors which i want them to perform.I then had them both discuss whether or not if they could realistically pull off these moves. A mixture of past MVS and adverts and gymnatic techniques i have seen that I want to feature in my dance off, to put the audince in awww and asscoiate my video with the song.

Basic but cool moves that will look effective on camera.

STANDING BACKFLIP: All of my mates can perform this skill at different standards and height so this will feature sevarl times in my video at variouse heights and times to match teh high speed tempo. The ‘NORM’ in any CHRIS BROWN video or dance routine this is a vital component to break dancing, and will incraese my video’s realism to my audience.

HEADSPIN:  However after consorting with my friends and relentless practising and teasign we discovered that no one could perform this trick so this move will not be in my video, i did choose this move becasue of its diifculty and imagery pleasure however its not a major loss.


TUMBLING: This routine is great for my entrance and confronation of teh tow groups it will allow my dancers to burst onto the scene and give the audience an idea of teh videos content expectaion. 2 of my friends can perfrom these moves addign for better camera affect and realism.


TREE FLIP: A very good, eye cathcing move that will put teh audience in aww however needs to be realsitically performed on a diffent surface that features in teh skatepark. My mate can perform this on any non slip vertical surface adding to its effectiveness. This skill will be best captures usign 2 cameras to shoot teh take off and the underside of the turn.



Filed under: Plannaing — ryansmith66 @ 4:54 pm

The first thing a director needs to choose before costume or routines is the location so i studied several area which would eb suitable for my idea of a dance off.




 Nearby and plenty of space                          Dangerouse with pot holes
 Skilled visitors and co-opertaive                          **********************
 Range of skills and ages                            *********************




 Good apparaatus for plenty of moves                          Tiny not enough room
 Skilled performers                                Distant from crew
 *****************                     Dont know any of visitors




 Huge open space, perfect atmosphere      Far away, difficulty if needing refilming
 Highly skilled performer   Busy,hard to film dance sequence safely
                 Dangerouse flooring for dancer


I have decided to have my main narrative location of the dance-off in EYE SKATEPARK becasue of its easy access and praticalicty of being local and knowign all the local skaters etc. This location will allows my dancers to perform and also the sakters becuase of hteir familiarity of the appartus. However not all of my video will be filmed in this location, scatterd throguhout my video will be the same social groups performign all around P’BORO areas such as TOWN PARK and TOWN CENTRE.

This has helped becasue by studying teh different enviroments with my dancing friends they can determine what moves could and could not be performed in certain areas. They decifered in teh end that EUE SKATEPARK was more accessible for flips and stunts, becasue the fixtures range in height and density with plenty of space to land them and camera to film then from differnt angles.



Filed under: Plannaing — ryansmith66 @ 4:50 pm



This video has had sensational reviews since its recent immergence on the television advery for LUCOZADE when a bunch of young skaters show of there tricks within  a american styled skate park, which i will eveolve into a dance battle also concernign BMXs and Street dancers. They are portayed within a lareg range of camera shots such as teh classic close up to show teh move’s intensity and also long shots to show teh specatcular, mid shots are used upon teh moves that feature large body moevements so teh audience can see teh whole tecnique and appreciateits difficulty.

This Disjucnstional video has a perfect build up to it and then blacts into its chorus which rasies teh tempo for teh rest of the song which will support my dancers perfectly as theer moves are spectatcular form the get go allowing teh music to support the dancings intensity. Although in teh end when teh tempo slowens and moments in teh chorus i will be playing FLIPS in slow motion to eat up a few seconds also to please teh audience with teh dancer’s skills

In terms of representation they are dressed in normal skating gear and summer clothes the same will be for my video as it gives teh sense of realism.

By studying this video i have discovered ways of capturing stylish moves effectively on camera. This is helpful as i had the idea of having street dancers and gymnasts dancing off against skaters and bmx’ers by combining these bunch of cultures being pitted against each other in this friendly encounter will attract the interest of a large interest group.


Song Choice & Storyboarding June 25, 2011

Filed under: Plannaing — ryansmith66 @ 9:28 pm


After reviewing all my research and personal opinions i have choosen to pick LOUDER by DJ FRESH a song in the DANCE & DISCO genre because of its free range disjunctional video and because I had thE emmedient dancing sequence idea in my head. Due to the increased popularity of dancing sequences especially street dancing made famouse on ITV’s BGT, DIVERSITY & SPEEL BOUND, that feature in modern day MVS i have plenty of resources to compare to.

Below is my storyboard of ideas:

I will have my actor walking into teh skatepark and pull this move in the middle of the park and the title will pull into his body which ill do on Vegas this is symbolsing the beginning of the video. This move can become more polished and really appeal to the audience due to its difficulty.



This is a simplistic move however i plan to have another actor jumping through his legs doing a flip or tuc makign it impressive to the audienxcec and gain this will help my video burst into the chorus where the main moves will be performed. 











This again maybe a simple move but will help with teh build up in my video this move can be done multiple time but from different angles nad people the movecan be adapted and teduim will be prevented. By using multiple shots and angles and slow motion adde teh move can match the qaulity of the original



This move when doen in sow motion this move is a great filler between shots and a time waster effectively. This is a basic move that everuyone can do.





                                                                                      This move is extremely impressive and technically difficult, this can be performed on only a few apparatus in the skatepark as this move needs to be on a verticle rough surface but my actor will do this on the JUMPBOX and do well in my introduction. 




                                                                                      This is more for comical effect for the ending part of my video just like LMFAO videos just ties the end of the video showing its a fun process. This move can be done in time with the beat building tension.


Initial Ideas June 24, 2011

Filed under: Plannaing — ryansmith66 @ 9:22 pm