“Dancing In Angel Shadows” explores the story behind the creation of an eight piece ballet by choreographer Gary Taylor and his interpretation of different types of angels, how they help, protect, guide us and much more.
“Dancing In Angel Shadows”, a documentary film by director Steve Childs, explores the story behind the creation of an eight piece ballet by choreographer Gary Taylor, Founder and Artistic Director of the Winston-Salem Festival Ballet. Childs focuses on Taylor’s interpretation of different types of angels and how they minister to us, protect us, guide us and much more. Childs says "Whether I'm painting or filming dancers, I am moved by what I'm observing. To me, dance is movement and calm, flickers of light and shadow, music that moves the soul, beauty that is defined only through emotion. When I saw Gary Taylor's choreography performed last year, I envisioned his angel stories evolving into this film, 'Dancing in Angel Shadows'. I believe angels surround us, moving as dancers, perhaps casting their own fleeting shadows across life's stage."
Childs also includes random “on the street” interviews throughout the film which capture a range of short personal stories of others’ own reflections and thoughts about angels.
Film's Runtime: 44 minutes
I shot this short film last week in Kiawah Island, SC while hanging out with my brother, Kirk and our long-time friend Rich. It was all filmed with a GoPro strapped to my forehead. I also edited the film and recorded my own two original music pieces in this. We had to time our bike crossing through the hip deep water so that we didn't get stuck on the other side. Here at the NE end of Kiawah Island there is a small section that gets cut off by the tides. We only had a small window before the tide began coming back in. Yikes! Also the headwind made it nearly impossible to bike to our destination. The bike I was using was so rusted out that the chain came off 6 times. Made for an interesting adventure. Edited on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Songs cut on Garage Band. Shot 720p @ 60fps. I recommend headphones while watching.
I shot this music video for The Bayonets over several months. We began filming at one of their gigs at The Garage in Winston-Salem, NC. Several months later I filmed them recording their upcoming CD in Asheville at the beautiful Echo Mountain Recording studio. The Bayonets are based in NC and have a new CD to be released around March, 2012. Learn more about these amazing and talented guys on Facebook "The Bayonets". The first time I heard their song "Ocean Apart" I was so inspired that I couldn't get it out of my head. Since I'm posting this on my film YT channel here is a bit of info for you filmmakers. The Bayonets wanted this music video to be a bit different than most (that got my attention right away since that is the way I like to work). They decided against telling a story and wanted lots of shots of them recording and performing. I wanted to keep the pace extremely fast with the images so we went with this style you see here. I directed, filmed, edited and produced this music video. I shot everything with a Nikon d7000 and d3100. Shot at 24fps, shutter 30, 1080p. You can see my other YouTube channel "sffsironman" to learn more about some of my other films. I would like to thank the guys in the band as well as Echo Mountain Recording. Thanks also to Richard Emmett at The Garage for allowing me the freedom I needed to film these guys performing.