Sunday, December 28, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Documerry Xmas

a little look at the happenings on xmas eve.

filming: Lily Sloan
editing: Lily Sloan
music: Lily Sloan

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tis the Season

New Film Idea!

What is your favorite memory from a Holiday in the months of November or December? Please describe it as colorfully as you can in the comments box.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Viral Video or Dance Film?

I could see this as a study of focus and expression....

A Work in Progress...

Collaborators: Bethany Nelson and Ilana Morgan
Dancers: Lily Sloan and Nicole Touzien

Friday, September 19, 2008

Current Project

Here is a rough copy of my latest project, "With." It is a collaborative endeavor with John Osburn and Nadia Losonsky.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

slow-mo skateboard dance

I'm loving these 'non-dance' physical acts that have been manipulated and nicely edited into short films. What do you think?

skate - shot on red - 120 fps from opus magnum prod. on Vimeo.

a ring

I'm liking these super short/body part/ strange noise/ black and white films. I could see them being strung together. Thanks Sarah for answering the multiple choice earlier. Your vote won!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

new film!

Thanks Bethany!(as in Bethany Nelson- the film's creator) This is a short film created with footage from vacation in n. carolina, summer 2008. we climbed, we paddled, we played. edited by yours truly. music by elvis costello (of course).

Friday, August 08, 2008

is this a dance film?

This is a really interesting video, in my opinion. It is edited in a way that reminds me of dance films or short films I have seen. Is there more to this than showcasing the awesome ability of these two guys? decide.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Trying to make SHORT films

This is from some footage I had from awhile back. I am starting to explore very very short dance films.

the next one...

Please choose one thing you would like to see in the next short film. Place your answer in the comment box.

A. an apple

B. a ring

C. a dog

Look forward to the new, "Lily's YouTube Choice," posted every other week.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

a new film

Here's a film my friend Jen made this summer with the youth dance company that she directs. Go Jen!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bored at the airport

My best friend Lauren Brick made this short video while waiting for planes at the airport. Maybe in her eyes it is not a dance film, but I sure think it is!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ciao Tutti!

Dance film making is temporarily on hold while I am on holiday (a much better word than vacation) in Italy.

Chi vediamo a presto!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

New Ideas

So, here's the deal. I really don't want this vlog to be a collection of dance films that I want to make. I'd really like the impetus to come from your ideas. So, friend, let's start simply. What would you like to see a dance film about? What kind of mood would it have? What colors would it have? What sound or music would there be? I'd love to hear your ideas, as few or many of them!

Please respond via the comments section.


Friday, May 30, 2008

Bar Danicng

Here's the video from the Kinetic Artist's Collective show at Dan's Silverleaf on MAy 15th. This is more of a bonus; it was not really created from viewer submitted content. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Embers Replay

We just finished a two-week workshop with Jill Sigman and she was kind enough to let me create a short dance film based on the work she is setting at Texas Woman's University.

For next week, start sending in thoughts, images, or footage based on the idea of tearing or being torn. hmm....

P.S the film involving weekend fun with friends is on hiatus. The creator went to Mississippi. BOOOOO!

Friday, May 23, 2008

we are slow...

Oh no! Wednesday has passed! Where is the video?

Don't worry, it will be here today. Technical Difficulties and such...

This week and next week, we are straying slightly from the plan. Later today, look forward to a delightful dance film shot (no pun intended) in a bar during our show last week as the Kinetic Artists Collective.

On Monday, Look forward to the collaborative project with Jill Sigman, a New York based choreographer who has been the guest artist at TWU the past two weeks.

We will have the next mission up by Monday.

Stay tuned!

Monday, May 19, 2008

CoMiNg SoOn...

This is a picture sent in for the upcoming video about going out with friends. It will be up by Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Last week's video!

To those who contributed: see is you can find parts of your memory...
Music by Nick Drake
Creators: Jennifer Blankenship, Bethany Nelson, Lily Sloan, Nicole Touzien

Monday, May 12, 2008

The next mission...

Name or send an image of an object that reminds you of going out on the weekends with your friends. Please submit something wither via comment on this vlog or to

The childhood memory video shall be up by tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Send in your stuff!

Ok, here's what we do...

I want you to think about one of your favorite childhood memories. Send a color or an image that is that color to that reminds you of that memory.

By Monday, check out the vlog and see what's been made.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

The first...

I loved this footage. It's not from this week, but I'm ok with that. Coming soon: an email address so that you viewers can submit footage, artwork, pictures, or ideas of your own. Keep checking in!
P.S the Music is "Star Mile" by Joshua Radin

P.P.S The dancers/camera assistants are: Jennifer Blankenship, Bethany Nelson, and Nicole Touzien.

Monday, March 31, 2008

What this is about...

This blog is about making dance films. The intent is to make a dance film every week, starting in May, 2008. The films will be created based on the submissions from the viewers/readers/ after the initial Sunday post, where I will get the ball rolling. Stay tuned!