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DVC 2016 | Pandora’s Box in “Toy Magic”

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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 | Pandora’s Box in “Toy Magic” (5 of 10)
RUNNING TIME
09:52

SYNOPSIS
An old toy maker contemplates his will to live, when the love and passion of his craft magically awaken the toys in the basement.

STARRING
Lauren Welde, Kelsea Arbour, McKenna Atkinson, Shayla Attfield, Maddie Atwood, Sarah Atwood, Tessa Boellaard, Ryder Brown, Emoni Bush, Zach Carmichael, Shawnessy Fryer, Caileigh Hagen, Isabel Hanes, Troy Macdonald, Chiara McCarthy, Grace Nicholas, Jordyn Olafsen, Tyrus Olafsen, Blake Raleigh, & Taylor Warner

FEATURING
Stu Morrison, Ben Coyle, Kailee Kotilla, & Tyrone Martin

TRIVIA
Was shot entirely in the Mailman’s (Blake’s grandfather) private helicopter hanger over the course of 2 days.

The coverage (close ups) of the final song, “Up,” was damaged, which accounted for almost 30% of the dance portion of the film. Wyldie was able to capitalize on the 4K footage by zooming in and programming artificial camera movements to create close up shots.

The set was decorated by the collective families of Pandora’s Box. Barry & Kassandra Fryer (Shawnessy’s parents) even constructed walls inside the hanger to create a window effect for the film.

The opening book animation was a homage to 2014’s “Snow Whut” film, starring Cara Pattison. Wyldie experimented with computer generated camera movements to enhance the animation of their end credits.

This marks the first DVC film to be shot that was not from Vibrant Dance Studios.

SEE THE FIRST 4 DVC 2016 FILMS!
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=7XJSPFyZigc