Wild Flowers - A collaborative dance and music video

By Arthur Gay

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Wild Flowers - A Collaborative Dance And Music Video

Project 2014-05-05 18:17:37 +1200

Concept

Our aim is to create a film exploring the collaboration between contemporary dance, music and moving image.

After working on numerous experimental and dance orientated projects in the past we have become increasingly interested in expanding this theme, exploring the relationship between different mediums. Grace Woollet, a long-time collaborator, has kindly offered to choreograph a dance that will feature as the centre piece for this video. Arthur and Grace will be working closely to bring the vision and voice of the dance to life on camera.  Filmed in monochrome and set against an old industrial backdrop, the film will stand out stylistically, attempting to highlight the inherent beauty of the human body, voice and movement.
Accompanying the dance will be music performed and sung by a local artist and collaborator of Grace and Arthur. We can assure you her music will touch your soul with un-imaginable strength and elegance.

  Location ConceptGrace Woollet 

Our Team

Arthur Gay – Director

Arthur will be bringing his directing skills to the table, working closely with Grace (Choreographer) they will work to create a harmonious transaction between the dancer and the screen. Arthur has been involved in numerous collaborative dance videos, having created one as part of his final year of study and working with Grace on two more for the dance school she works for.

Leigh Elford – Director of photography

Having attended the same school as the Arthur, Leigh graduated a few years above them. He is the grizzled ancient of the group, boasting many a short film under his belt. Leigh is the eyes of the project. His cinematography skills are beautifully honed and he is a gift to the project.

Lucy Campagnolo – Production Manager

No surprises here, she too is part of the vast alumni of creatives having attended the same damn school.
Lucy makes everything possible. She is the not just the bread and butter but the chocolate too.  She is the one juggling anything and everything that is involved in making this project possible. she makes it all happen.

Grace Woollet -Choreographer

Grace has no shortage of talent when it comes to contemporary dance and choreography. Having graduated from dance school in 2012, she has already climbed to high places and soon to be higher.

Arthur has had the pleasure and privilege of working with Grace before. His work on her dance school videos was the precursor to this one. We are grateful for her involvement and contribution to this film.

Making it happen

Despite having an impeccably talented crew of individuals this project lacks ONE thing; a budget!

This is where you come in. Yes you sitting behind that screen reading about our next creative endeavour. We are the mercy of a simple few clicks of your mouse and a few dollars in your hand.

“What can it mean to them when they have not shared with the author the misery and joy of bringing an image into being?” 
 Andrei Tarkovsky 

 

We really believe in this project and we want to inspire you to believe in it too.

We will be using every cent we can find to pay for equipment rental.  This includes camera, lenses, all the fancy bits and bobs attached to the camera, tripod and lights.

We have quotes from various camera and equipment rental companies and we have estimated we need $2000 to rent the gear necessary to make this happen.

Some Previous Work




Comments

Updates 4

Shooting done

16/06/2014 at 8:25 PM

Hi guys,


We completed our filming this Saturday and it looks awesome.
We still have one pick up shot that needs to be shot but that will come shortly.

I just wanted to let you all know that we haven’t forgotten about you.

Your sweet as rewards will be carefully crafted and composed over due time and delivered to your doorJ
There are a few things that need to be sorted before this can happen though, but rest assured they will come.

Until then, take care.

All the best,

 

 

Arthur

We made it

07/06/2014 at 9:26 AM

Hi guys,

I just wanted to thank you all so much.
We made it because of your generosity!
Over the next few weeks we will be shooting with video and editing.
The video is due to release in August.
Once things start falling into place I will be working hard to pack your prezies up and have them sent directly to you.
Stay tuned.
Once again, thank you so very much.

Quarter way there - 7 days left

27/05/2014 at 4:17 PM

We have had some amazing support so far. 
We have passed the $500 mark so we are quarter way there.

But it’s not over yet. With 7 days remaining we still have a bit to raise.

We all really appreciate the support you have given so far. You have shown that there are people out there that care what we do and like to support our projects.
Please, if could help share this project to as many people as you know. This is such a help for us, there are more amazing people like you out there but we just need to reach them.

We are still high spirited and looking forward to making this happen.

Once again, thank you for your support so far.

All the best,

The Wild Flower Team

:)

 

 

 

Location Scouting

23/05/2014 at 12:28 PM

Currently scouting for locations. 
Wow, there are some cool looking industrial warehouses. A few possibilities but no bites yet.
We cant wait to show everyone what we come up with.
Stay tuned.

    Pledgers 28

    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-03 16:58:50 +1200
    Maria Pogodina
    2014-06-02 21:20:36 +1200
    Carsten Kudra
    2014-06-02 19:36:54 +1200
    Natalie Maria Clark
    2014-06-02 19:27:56 +1200
    Natalie White
    2014-06-02 19:22:28 +1200
    Tania Strauss
    2014-05-29 23:03:45 +1200
    Gerda Grasmane
    2014-05-29 22:14:04 +1200
    Gerda Grasmane
    2014-05-29 22:12:16 +1200
    Maia Abigail Bangsund
    2014-05-29 21:11:40 +1200
    Luke Ripley
    2014-05-29 16:29:19 +1200
    Jadin Leslie
    2014-05-26 22:31:26 +1200
    Sabrina Lai
    2014-05-26 18:56:44 +1200
    Rachel Johnstone
    2014-05-25 20:23:20 +1200
    Leo Thompson
    2014-05-23 17:07:31 +1200
    Danielle
    2014-05-23 16:35:54 +1200
    Cheryl Courtney
    2014-05-23 14:42:06 +1200
    Josh Thompson
    2014-05-23 13:52:31 +1200
    Matt Wilshere
    2014-05-23 13:37:08 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-05-23 12:21:15 +1200
    Fraser Grut
    2014-05-23 09:30:29 +1200
    Annemarie Mason
    2014-05-23 09:20:14 +1200
    Lewis Garland
    2014-05-23 09:17:26 +1200
    Riley Traill
    2014-05-23 08:42:48 +1200
    Catherine Elizabeth
    2014-05-23 08:39:37 +1200
    Marian McDermott
    2014-05-22 09:59:46 +1200
    Thomas De Garnham
    2014-05-21 16:22:18 +1200
    Megan
    2014-05-20 19:30:55 +1200
    Dee
    2014-05-20 19:07:39 +1200

    Followers 8

    Followers of Wild Flowers - A collaborative dance and music video

    Wild Flowers - A Collaborative Dance And Music Video

    Project 2014-05-05 18:17:37 +1200

    Concept

    Our aim is to create a film exploring the collaboration between contemporary dance, music and moving image.

    After working on numerous experimental and dance orientated projects in the past we have become increasingly interested in expanding this theme, exploring the relationship between different mediums. Grace Woollet, a long-time collaborator, has kindly offered to choreograph a dance that will feature as the centre piece for this video. Arthur and Grace will be working closely to bring the vision and voice of the dance to life on camera.  Filmed in monochrome and set against an old industrial backdrop, the film will stand out stylistically, attempting to highlight the inherent beauty of the human body, voice and movement.
    Accompanying the dance will be music performed and sung by a local artist and collaborator of Grace and Arthur. We can assure you her music will touch your soul with un-imaginable strength and elegance.

      Location ConceptGrace Woollet 

    Our Team

    Arthur Gay – Director

    Arthur will be bringing his directing skills to the table, working closely with Grace (Choreographer) they will work to create a harmonious transaction between the dancer and the screen. Arthur has been involved in numerous collaborative dance videos, having created one as part of his final year of study and working with Grace on two more for the dance school she works for.

    Leigh Elford – Director of photography

    Having attended the same school as the Arthur, Leigh graduated a few years above them. He is the grizzled ancient of the group, boasting many a short film under his belt. Leigh is the eyes of the project. His cinematography skills are beautifully honed and he is a gift to the project.

    Lucy Campagnolo – Production Manager

    No surprises here, she too is part of the vast alumni of creatives having attended the same damn school.
    Lucy makes everything possible. She is the not just the bread and butter but the chocolate too.  She is the one juggling anything and everything that is involved in making this project possible. she makes it all happen.

    Grace Woollet -Choreographer

    Grace has no shortage of talent when it comes to contemporary dance and choreography. Having graduated from dance school in 2012, she has already climbed to high places and soon to be higher.

    Arthur has had the pleasure and privilege of working with Grace before. His work on her dance school videos was the precursor to this one. We are grateful for her involvement and contribution to this film.

    Making it happen

    Despite having an impeccably talented crew of individuals this project lacks ONE thing; a budget!

    This is where you come in. Yes you sitting behind that screen reading about our next creative endeavour. We are the mercy of a simple few clicks of your mouse and a few dollars in your hand.

    “What can it mean to them when they have not shared with the author the misery and joy of bringing an image into being?” 
     Andrei Tarkovsky 

     

    We really believe in this project and we want to inspire you to believe in it too.

    We will be using every cent we can find to pay for equipment rental.  This includes camera, lenses, all the fancy bits and bobs attached to the camera, tripod and lights.

    We have quotes from various camera and equipment rental companies and we have estimated we need $2000 to rent the gear necessary to make this happen.

    Some Previous Work




    Comments

    Shooting done

    16/06/2014 at 8:25 PM

    Hi guys,


    We completed our filming this Saturday and it looks awesome.
    We still have one pick up shot that needs to be shot but that will come shortly.

    I just wanted to let you all know that we haven’t forgotten about you.

    Your sweet as rewards will be carefully crafted and composed over due time and delivered to your doorJ
    There are a few things that need to be sorted before this can happen though, but rest assured they will come.

    Until then, take care.

    All the best,

     

     

    Arthur

    We made it

    07/06/2014 at 9:26 AM

    Hi guys,

    I just wanted to thank you all so much.
    We made it because of your generosity!
    Over the next few weeks we will be shooting with video and editing.
    The video is due to release in August.
    Once things start falling into place I will be working hard to pack your prezies up and have them sent directly to you.
    Stay tuned.
    Once again, thank you so very much.

    Quarter way there - 7 days left

    27/05/2014 at 4:17 PM

    We have had some amazing support so far. 
    We have passed the $500 mark so we are quarter way there.

    But it’s not over yet. With 7 days remaining we still have a bit to raise.

    We all really appreciate the support you have given so far. You have shown that there are people out there that care what we do and like to support our projects.
    Please, if could help share this project to as many people as you know. This is such a help for us, there are more amazing people like you out there but we just need to reach them.

    We are still high spirited and looking forward to making this happen.

    Once again, thank you for your support so far.

    All the best,

    The Wild Flower Team

    :)

     

     

     

    Location Scouting

    23/05/2014 at 12:28 PM

    Currently scouting for locations. 
    Wow, there are some cool looking industrial warehouses. A few possibilities but no bites yet.
    We cant wait to show everyone what we come up with.
    Stay tuned.

      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-03 16:58:50 +1200
      Maria Pogodina
      2014-06-02 21:20:36 +1200
      Carsten Kudra
      2014-06-02 19:36:54 +1200
      Natalie Maria Clark
      2014-06-02 19:27:56 +1200
      Natalie White
      2014-06-02 19:22:28 +1200
      Tania Strauss
      2014-05-29 23:03:45 +1200
      Gerda Grasmane
      2014-05-29 22:14:04 +1200
      Gerda Grasmane
      2014-05-29 22:12:16 +1200
      Maia Abigail Bangsund
      2014-05-29 21:11:40 +1200
      Luke Ripley
      2014-05-29 16:29:19 +1200
      Jadin Leslie
      2014-05-26 22:31:26 +1200
      Sabrina Lai
      2014-05-26 18:56:44 +1200
      Rachel Johnstone
      2014-05-25 20:23:20 +1200
      Leo Thompson
      2014-05-23 17:07:31 +1200
      Danielle
      2014-05-23 16:35:54 +1200
      Cheryl Courtney
      2014-05-23 14:42:06 +1200
      Josh Thompson
      2014-05-23 13:52:31 +1200
      Matt Wilshere
      2014-05-23 13:37:08 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-05-23 12:21:15 +1200
      Fraser Grut
      2014-05-23 09:30:29 +1200
      Annemarie Mason
      2014-05-23 09:20:14 +1200
      Lewis Garland
      2014-05-23 09:17:26 +1200
      Riley Traill
      2014-05-23 08:42:48 +1200
      Catherine Elizabeth
      2014-05-23 08:39:37 +1200
      Marian McDermott
      2014-05-22 09:59:46 +1200
      Thomas De Garnham
      2014-05-21 16:22:18 +1200
      Megan
      2014-05-20 19:30:55 +1200
      Dee
      2014-05-20 19:07:39 +1200

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 03/06/2014 at 4:58 PM.