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Portal - Blue Screen Shoot

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I began with dancer(s) performing my choreography and catpuring the phrases with a digital camera (in this case a Sony PC1). Here a hand-held camera work allows me to put video in service of choreography; wrapping around the dancers and exploring different types of reference shot (which will be used in later work for interactive performances); rethinking and creating additional (emotional) imagery. We work in a blue screen room, because later the dancer on screen will be removed from this environmment and placed in a virtual world created from computer graphics, or superimposed into another environment also taken with a video camera. Because human flesh does not have blue tones in it, computer software can recognize the differences so we assign the computer to look for the edge between human form and the surrounding environment and it will remove the blue automatically. Also see the Performance and Animations web albums.

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