I spent a bit of this past Friday in Gerlinger Annex for the first time to film Megan Duling dance.
The 21-year-old University of Oregon senior spends a lot of her time here, so it made the most sense to film her in her environment, especially since this is where dance classes normally take place. She was prepared, wearing dance gear and establishing one of the studio rooms for us. It was large, bright and had a great white backdrop as well as a wall with a mirror.
B-Roll was and will be hard for this video. I got some great shots of her dancing, but it’s only with those two backgrounds. Though her moves were beautiful, I’m sure viewers will grow bored of just watching her continue to dance.
So she invited me to come film a rehearsal this morning. Great, right? I would be able to get some shots of her interacting with her peers. Unfortunately, she called me this morning to tell me she was sick and would not be going to the rehearsal after all.
I’m hoping to get more shots of her dancing throughout the week in different environments. Her instructor invited me to come film during a class on Thursday, which I am excited to place into my video.