This is a teaser/trailer for a musical piece of ballet where I've been part of a camera operator crew in cooperation with "Idefagskolen AS" and "Extend - Art Of Dance". The whole musical were shoot by four SONY P2 Cameras. It was quite exciting to film this ballet in all these different angles and by zooming and focusing targets as they were moving and acting swiftly on the set.
"The artistic performance of a stage actor is definitely presented to the public by the actor in person; that of the screen actor, however, is presented by a camera, with a twofold consequence. The camera that presents the performance of the film actor to the public need not respect the performance as an integral whole. Guided by the cameraman, the camera continually changes its position with respect to the performance. The sequence of positional views which the editor composes from the material supplied him constitutes the completed film. It comprises certain factors of movement which are in reality those of the camera, not to mention special camera angles, close-ups, etc.... Also, the film actor lacks the opportunity of the stage actor to adjust to the audience during his performance, since he does not present his performance to the audience in person. This permits the audience to take the position of a critic, without experiencing any personal contact with the actor. The audience's identification with the actor is really an identification with the camera. " - Walter Benjamin