CLIENTLondon Symphony Orchestra
SECTORPublic Sector & Non-Profit
ExpertiseBrand Strategy, Brand Identity, Brand Experience, Communications
STAGE ONE: THE FABRIC DANCE
Ella danced with fabrics to create the base layer of the movement. To ensure faithfully followed Sir Simon's conducting movement to the 50 second clip of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, she choreographed 19 individual 'bite-size' sequences. Using the RED Helium camera, each sequence was shot in isolation from above in 5K at 50 frames per second.
STAGE TWO: PYROTECHNICS
To reflect the power and explosive moments of the music, Ella choreographed and danced a series of expressive movements with sparklers, flares, smoke grenades and chalk dust. These were also shot from above on the RED Helium camera but this time at 100 frames per second.
STAGE THREE: POST-PRODUCTION
A full-length dance piece was then created from the individual 19 sequences and then retimed to match Sir Simon's timings. This retimed sequence was then processed with a bespoke echo effect to create a motion trail that fades both in terms of opacity and saturation, creating a flame-like effect.