A day down at Sterts by Mike Brooks

Last month myself and three other dancers wet to Sterts to plan a One minute Video challenge for an online group called Dancetag on YouTube. The challenge was to make a dance piece for one minute or under using Smartphone’s and upload on YouTube.

The Location of the filming was at the Sterts Theatre a few minutes away from Liskeard and The Old Bray Shop in Cornwall. We started some ideas for the piece at the Devonport Guildhall in Plymouth.

At first I wasn’t so sure because I always dream up big ideas and it was hard to make it in a short video, but eventually we got pretty good ideas for the piece and then put it all together down at Sterts.

Down at Sterts we started by warming up in the cold empty theatre, Unfortunately I had a cough that can jumpstart Michael Jackson, but I made it through and made some adjustments for the one minute performance before we filmed with another Camera and laptop.

We made two videos, one for Dancetag and another for Attik and we also wanted to try and use different camera angles and effects on the Smartphone. We finished the two videos and we then decided to make another by using the Theatre seats to dance to. But all and all it was a cold sweaty day and I enjoyed it.

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