Director: Kate Duhamel
Director of Photography: Peter Chang
Editor: Lindsay Gauthier
Online Editor: Brandon McFarland
Music: "Polite Dance Song" by The Bird and the Bee


World Arts Film Festival, 2014
San Francisco Dance Film Festival, 2014

the Music is moving

Michael Montgomery and Alex Jenkins make their way across San Francisco, expressing the energy, color and diversity of the City as they go.

This film was all about color. I wanted to evoke the personality, diversity and energy of San Francisco in the style of dance and locations we chose. I wanted the dancers’ movement to convey joy, freedom and open-mindedness that characterize our city.

Editor Lindsay Gauthier and I wanted to reference the characteristic shapes, graphics and bold colors of vintage jazz record album covers from the 50’s and 60’s in the animations in this film.   

The Challenge

Having dancers move across the entire City, and putting lots of graphic effects in a dance film.

behind the scenes

Behind the scenes of “The Music is Moving” with Director and Producer Kate Duhamel discussing the influences, colors, and locations for the film.