1. Fire Dancing is a form of Poi, a Maori art that involves spinning a set of tethered weights around a person's body in rhythmic patterns. It is a skill that takes patience to learn and years of dedication to master.

    In most fire poi videos, the camera is locked off and the dance is captured as a whole from this static position. While that works in showing off the complexity of the moves, it doesn’t quite immerse the viewer in the whole experience.

    For this video I wanted to slow the movements down to capture the lifelike characteristics of the fire, show how close it gets to the dancer's face and body, and to emphasize the grace and focus needed to control this dangerous yet beautiful entity.

    Fire Dance was shot in Freshwater Beach Sydney, using a Red Epic.


    Fire Dancer: Cat Juan-Ledesma

    Director: Carlo Ledesma
    Cinematographer: Sidat de Silva
    Editor: Enzo Tedeschi

    Visual Effects Supervisor: Matthew Graham
    Visual Effects Technician: Jimmy Shen
    Titles: Mark Bowey
    Colourist: Sie Kitts

    Makeup: Nicolle Adrichem
    Camera Assistant: Richard Hawkins
    Fire Safety Assistant: Alex Lee

    Composer: Samantha Fonti

    Produced by:

    Matthew Graham
    Carlo Ledesma
    Enzo Tedeschi
    Julian Harvey

    Copyright allOrange Films 2012 all rights reserved

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  2. A short movie shot around Prague, featuring fire dancers from the Firedance Company (firedance.cz)

    Music by Jim Guthrie, remixed by Mitsuto Suzuki, from the release "The Scythian Steppes: Seven #Sworcery Songs Localized for Japan", avaliable at jimguthrie.bandcamp.com/ (used with the author's permission).

    Shot and edited by Emilio Bellu (emiliobellu.com)


    Monika Baťková
    Tereza Hroníková
    Tereza Kerle
    Kaisa Kiljunen
    Tomáš Sukup
    Petra Vemolová
    Bára Vrchlabská

    Shot with a Panasonic GH3 using avaliable light, and avaliable fire.

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