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DVC 2016 | A/V Club “The Making of Chi”

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WHAT IS THE DVC PROJECT?
The Dance Video Collection is a series of dance concept videos produced, directed, choreographed, and edited by Marc Generoso. Adapted from Marc’s competitive studio dance pieces from Vibrant Dance Studios (Nanaimo, BC) and Urban Dance Connection (Campbell River, BC) into cinematic short films, the collection consists of 10 independent dance films that merge dance, film, and narrative.

This project began in 2010 with 10 exclusive dance numbers from Vibrant Dance Studios and was later released in 2012. The project was reprised in 2013 with a new set of dance pieces that were released in 2014. This is the third and final installment of this unique experience.
In his graduating year in film school as well as his 13th and final year as a dedicated dance teacher and choreographer, Marc has amalgamated the art forms of film and dance to create long lasting memories of his experiences with these two supportive dance communities.

DVC 2016:
1) Fembots in “Ronin” (January 2016)
2) The Gooniez in “French Revolution Zombies” (January 2016)
3) Emma King in “Haunted” (February 2016)
4) Futuristic Tribe in “Monsters” (February 2016)
5) Pandora’s Box in “Toy Magic” (March 2016)
6) Jacksun Fryer in “Forrest Gump Jr.” (March 2016)
7) FnA in “Elderly Escape” (April 2016)
8) Anwar Ali in “Ali” (April 2016)
9) Lost Boyz in “The Evolution of Soul” (May 2016)
10) A/V Club in “The Making of Chi” (May 2016)
DVC 2016 | A/V Club “The Making of Chi” (10 of 10)

RUNNING TIME
20:03

SYNOPSIS
This featurette chronicles the making of “Chi”, Vibe’s theatre production about dancers with super powers.

STARRING
Kelsey Moore, Taylor Spooner, Jake Buettel, Jacksun Fryer, Emma Kting, Anwar Ali, Ryan Elhorn, Cypress Fryer, Jack Harrison, Soleil Lewis-Willie, Mikayla Gresmak, Ocean Friday, Thea Poelzer, Jenna Falkenberg, Nicole Moore, Emily Philip, Mikayla Carson, Brookelyn Chalmers, Lena Herringer, Hannah Nelson, Danica Fayant, Esme Lillyman, Bryn Skolsky, Tamara Dunn, Kat Giakoumakis, Nick Goldsbury, Alexa Fry, DG Hattingh, Jacob Rosenau, Colbe Marrs, Wyatt Snikkers, & Anika Trimmer

TRIVIA
The dance portion of the film was inspired by Alejandro Inarritu’s “Birdman”, where the entire film was designed to look like one continuous shot.

The dance portion was shot in one day and was divided into four segments, seamlessly edited through specific transition points. Each segment took on average 18-19 takes.

The backdrop for the dance (Chi logo) was the most extensive and ambitious aspect of the entire DVC Project. Jesse Chalmers cut out 96 wooden backings. Kim Chalmers printed out the logo, which had to be divided into 384 pieces. Wyldie, Cuyler, and Marc then had to sort and glue each piece onto the wooden pieces, and a small collective of parents tied the 96 wooden pieces together with wire and hung it onto the Centennial Building in Nanaimo.

Over 6 hours of interviews were shot. Marc then had to organize, watch, edit, and condense all of the footage into 12 minutes.

“Chi” marks the 4th and final year of Marc directing a Vibe production/theatrical class.

SEE THE FIRST 9 DVC 2016 FILMS!

Lost Boyz in “The Evolution of Soul”: http://marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/dvc-2016-lost-boyz-the-evolution-of-soul/
Anwar Ali in “Ali”: http://marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/dvc-2016-anwar-ali-in-ali/
FnA in “The Elderly Escape”: http://marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/dvc2016-fna-theelderlyescape/
Jacksun Fryer in “Forrest Gump Jr.”: http://marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/dvc2016-forrestgumpjr/
Pandora’s Box in “Toy Magic”: marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/dvc-2016-pandoras-box-in-toy-magic/
Futuristic Tribe in “Monsters”: marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/futuristic-tribe-monsters/
Emma King in “Haunted”: marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/dvc-2016-emma-king-in-haunted/
The Gooniez in “French Revolution Zombies”: marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/dvc-2016-the-gooniez-in-french-revolution-zombies/
Fembots in “Ronin”: marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/fembots-ronin/

Trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=7XJSPFyZig