This video clip is a part of the "Archived Chronicals Project":
(A segmented film short, about a man who encounters a mysterious archive room controlled by a computer named Chronicals, who forces him under it's control in various forms to watch its Chronicle of archived footage of different dancers foot types)!
This video clip entitled "Ballet Arched Feet Version 9.5 EXTENDED PART 1" is part of this vast 10 year archive of material that was filmed during our visual arts companies early experimental days.
Yup, we made a lot of mistakes during that time (and it sure shows)! But we also learned a lot too!
Much of this was originally shot on standard SD 720 x 480DV tape (gulp!), and we digitally restored the footage as best as we know how.
Still, we felt it would be nice to make available some of this archive, and there really is some good stuff here which features very good perspectives of dancers feet on these old collaborations that's worth a look,and we wanted to incorporate what we're doing now creatively with the old stuff.
So,to make it interesting, we saw an opportunity to have some fun with it all by incorporating the "Promotion Trailers" for each archive video clip into a current story, so, that's why the trailers that introduce each archive clip we make, will be a short film about "Chronicals", keeper of old video records, and the various ways she manifests her control over those who dare to venture into her curious archive!
Now here's the deal!
The film shorts that promote each archive clip won't be made available separately, however, they will be released as a "Bonus" with each clip package along with a PDF Magazine Bonus as well!
Pretty cool huh?
So, you will have the option of getting our collection of archive clips individually (either purchase, or rental), and you will be able to see each promotional trailer that will tell the story of Chronicals on each video clips landing page, or, you can buy the package and get each film short trailer for each clip, as well as a PDF Magazine of high quality stills from both the Trailer Films and the Archive Clips as an included bonus for you to keep!
It's a great way to support our work here at Performing Arts Foot Art Project (which we appreciate very much by the way), while getting some awesome Dancers Foot-Art!
So our goal will be for each Trailer Film to be anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes long (or longer), so with a package of say 4 archive clips that works out to an additional 12 to 20 minutes of bonus film content!
We're pretty excited about this and we think this really is a pretty cool and fun way to make our vast old archive useful, while adding our current Foot-Art ideas into the mix! So we think our "Archived Chronicals Story" will have something for everyone who's into the Performing Arts Foot Art Project!
Dancer: Sharon Rudda
Producer: m.t. justea
Film Specs: 720x480 / 29fps