Event Title

Mechanical Control

Presenter Information

Kristy Pratt

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Faculty Sponsor

Meghan McLyman

Status

Undergraduate

Publication Date

5-1-2021

Keywords Linked

dance, film

Department

Music and Dance

Description

This project researched the different points of view between a dance film and a live dance performance. I examined how camera angles can capture a different perspective by guiding the audience's eye. In a live performance, the audience is able to see the whole dance and self select what they focus on. This is not true for film because the director chooses what the audience sees. The camera may capture only some of the dancer's body, for example a hand or a foot.

Presentation Type

Performance

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Mechanical Control

This project researched the different points of view between a dance film and a live dance performance. I examined how camera angles can capture a different perspective by guiding the audience's eye. In a live performance, the audience is able to see the whole dance and self select what they focus on. This is not true for film because the director chooses what the audience sees. The camera may capture only some of the dancer's body, for example a hand or a foot.