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Production and Post-Production

Director Zev Vel and actors Trev Stevens and January Janvier prep before shooting.

Director Zev Vel and actors Trev Stevens and January Janvier prep before shooting.

In October of 2014, we began production of The Dance. With a crew and cast totaling nearly 30 members pulled from the Hudson Valley, New York City, and the greater New York area, we shot for two days, ending early, something that never happens on set. 

Director of Photography, John Hudak works with the RED Scarlet at the Reservoir Inn

Director of Photography, John Hudak works with the RED Scarlet at the Reservoir Inn

The film was shot on the RED Scarlet in 4K supplied by Scott Templeton with lenses from AbelCine. 

We wanted to shoot locally in the Hudson Valley and chose to shoot at the Reservoir Inn, a wonderful old-style building that had an incredible vibrance for our work. 

Over the next few months, Zev worked with numerous editors (from New York, and California) as well as his composer Dylan Dunlap (California/Massachusetts) to create a short film of just under ten minutes. Although delayed by his nearing graduation, Zev managed to finish up the film in mid-2014 with additional assistance from colorist Garland Berenzy and many post-production consultants. 

Colorist Garland Berenzy works on The Dance in a temporary studio setup. 

Colorist Garland Berenzy works on The Dance in a temporary studio setup. 

After completing the film in early-June of 2014, it will be sent to numerous film festivals both in the United States and worldwide. We hope to see you at the festivals!