2011 • Shot in San Francisco, CA
Contemporary ballet dancers Nikki Trerise White and Sarah Wilson dance to US3′s Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia).
Director: Kate Duhamel
Dancers: Nikki Trerise White, Sarah Wilson
Music: Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia), Us3
Director of Photography: Banker White
Video Editor: Ri Crawford
Nikki and Sarah, 4 times over. I’m amazed when people don’t notice its only two dancers, layered! I saw a commercial that I thought was fantastic that used this technique of layering in After Effects. I chose the song because it has so many different instruments that could be used as “single tracks” for each of their unique layers of choreography. It’s also one of those groovy songs you can’t stop loving. Nikki and Sarah were game – this required a lot of mapping out of the song, the choreography, and a lot of marking on the floor to make sure they wouldn’t appear to dance on top of each other. For any AE pros out there, shout out to editor Ri, a champion at working through the challenges created by the similarity of the dancers’ legs in the mesh tights to the wall behind that we were matting out.