The Moonbelly Healing Project presents the second installment of twelve: jam and jelly
---practicing the act of self and collective healing, by making art alone and together---
Katrina Atkin: concept/movement/editing
Josh Nussbaum: concept/movement/music
Mastering: Ryan Schwabe
Filmed at our home, Philadelphia, PA
Released February 15th, 2017
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This looks and feels nothing like what I thought it would, but I'm really happy with it! In a lot of ways, this was a huge learning experience. Together, my boyfriend Josh and I learned the basics of our new Nikon, I learned the basics of Final Cut Pro, and Josh and I working creatively together for the first time was challenging, exciting, and enlightening.
The entire concept for the visuals shifted drastically a few times, mostly because we had to reconcile what I envisioned with what Josh as a
non-dancer was comfortable with. Basically, we realized the question had to be, "How does a non-dancer make dance?" What we landed on was to simply use our hands, and focus on shapes and patterns that we found interesting rather than telling a story or trying to convey a specific thought or emotion.
The first piece of the puzzle was the beautiful, layered song that Josh put together. Then, we spent a (challenging, rewarding) day filming ourselves doing interesting and strange things with our hands. I've since put it all together and think that it is sweet, silly, and thoughtful... which feels very representative of who we are together.