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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.
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 | The Gooniez in “French Revolution Zombies” (2 of 10)
Led by zombie Napoleon Bonaparte, the French soldiers of the 19th century awaken from their graves to wreak havoc on the land.
Jacksun Fryer, Taylor Spooner, Chloe Scott, Corbin Nold, Claire Pearce, Kat Giakoumakis, Anwar Ali, DG Hattingh, Ocean Friday, Jenna Falkenberg, Emily Philip, Lavinia De Leeuw, Nicole Moore, Caitlyn McNicoll, Yuzuki Gardner, Jack Harrison, Allison Walters, and Thea Poelzer
The entire shoot took 2 days and 3 nights to complete. The dance portion was filmed at the Falkenberg Residence (Jenna) and did not start filming until 10PM. So when they performed “le haka” (French speaking scene), their screams would echo throughout their neighbourhood. With about 5-6 takes per night of le haka, Wendy had pre-emptively notified her whole neighbourhood weeks in advance.
The opening cemetery scene was shot at the Nelson residence. Brad Nelson had laid out 18 dirt piles in their front yard for the shoot.
In order to be efficient, the wide angle shots were all shot in the second night and all the close ups were shot the following and final night. It saved time by eliminating lighting and camera equipment position changes.
Ironically, as one of the largest groups to be shot, there were no production assistants or additional film crew other than Marc & Cuyler for this shoot.
SEE THE FIRST DVC 2016 FILM!
Fembots in “Ronin”: http://marcgeneroso.com/portfolio/fembots-ronin/