Creating Dance Reels I - Fundamentals

with Lea Bethke

  • CONTENT

    CONTENT

    If you want to pursue a professional dance career, it is important to know how to create a dance reel. The dance reel is one of the most important marketing tools to make yourself visible as a dancer. It can be used for any situation where you need to present your skills and experience quickly and easily.

    In the first part of the webinar, you will learn:

    • What a dance reel is and what you need it for
    • How to create a professional dance reel
    • How to present your personality as a dancer
    • How to select and edit dance videos
    • How to find the right (royalty-free) music
    • How to upload and share the dance reel
    • And how to prepare for a dance reel shoot.

  • EXERCISE

    EXERCISE

    • Define “dance reel” in one sentence.
    • Why do you need a dance reel?

     

    Clip Selection

    • What is your most relevant work?
    • What defines you as a dancer? Name three characteristics that define your personality as a dancer. Then think about which clips that you already have reflect those characteristics the most.
    • What are your strength and best features? What can you do best?
    • What do you want to do in future projects? And how can you make that obvious in your reel?

     

    Creating Extra Footage

    • Where and how would you shoot extra footage to have your personality shine through?
    • What do you need to take care of while shooting extra footage?

     

    Reel for an Audition

    • How do you create a reel for an audition? Name the steps that are necessary to create a good audition dance reel.

     

    Editing

    • What dramaturgy, pasting and choice of music makes sense for you in terms of letting your personality radiate throughout the whole reel?

     

    Share

    • How can you make the most of your dance reel in terms of using it as a self-promotion tool?
  • DOWNLOAD

    DOWNLOAD

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  • NOTES ON CONTENT SHOWN

    NOTES ON CONTENT SHOWN

    In the video some examples of different dance reels are shown. We would like to thank for providing the material:


    Edith Buttingsrud Pedersen
    Maria Kobzeva
    Joy Alpuerto Ritter
    Dassy Lee