Director: Kate Duhamel
Choreography and Performance: Jason Samuels Smith
Director of Photography: Jack Conte
Editor: Tim Hahn


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A colorful human kaleidoscope is created by Emmy Award winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith dancing to Paolo Nutini’s song, New Shoes

This is the first dance video I made, and came from an idea that popped into my head when I heard the song New Shoes on the radio. After months of trying to forget this crazy idea, I found Jason in New York, and he agreed to come to San Francisco to make the video. He wore 8 different colors of pants, so no color changing in post, and the edit took months because each piece of the kaleidoscopes are unique little slices of film. Jason danced this dance about 50 times over two days, and his precision was astounding. He was only ever off by a frame, 1/24th of a second, if at all!

the challenge

Making a dance video – a new genre of film for me.