|Unto the Breach - Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre|
Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre is a London based, traditional Palestinian, and voluntary dance group. Myself and Yasmin work with the Performance Director, and were asked if we could produce a short, internet based promotional video. This was a great opportunity to do something a little different, and with a clients needs in mind. Above is the final product, that will shortly be posted around the groups website, Facebook page, and used elsewhere for promotional purposes.
Myself and Yasmin were lucky enough to film in Portcullis House, where the group performed at a Pro-Palestine Labor Party event. We filmed using three Canon 7D cameras. The second shoot was at The Imperial College Union, where the Universities Palestinian community gathered to celebrate their traditions, and discuss their countries ongoing problems with Israel. This was shot on two 7D’s, along with Bryan shooting on a Canon 5D Mark II, and Rob using a H4N Zoom for sound. Post-Production was undertaken by Yasmin, using Avid Media Composer 7.
This was a fun shoot, and I actually learned something during it. I came away with a lot more experience in shooting with DSLR Cameras, a greater knowledge of Palestines national issues, and something about their culture and traditions. And on top of that, I am particularly happy with the final product.