1. RJD2 - Work It Out


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    2008 Saatchi and Saatchi New Directors Award -MTV Woodie Award nomination 2007 -Pitchfork Medias top 50 video's of the year 2007 -Swerve emerging director award 2008 NOTES OF INTEREST: 1.It features Bill Shannon, a performer with a rare hip disability who relies on crutches to not only dance but to walk. 2.We shot 12.5 takes 3.As impressive it is to see Bill dance in one shot. It is equally impressive that RJ appears as three different characters that he changes in and out of in that one take. Look for him as the flannel shirt guy, the street sweeper and the skateboarder. 4.The orange jump suit RJ wears was "borrowed" from De La Soul.

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    • TYLENOL "9 LIVES- Bill Shannon" 2005


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      Here Bill Shannon, dancer, skater and performance artist performs in and around his studio in Brooklyn and talks about his degenerative hip condition and how he makes the best of a bad situation. We made a film for Tylenol's "Ouch!" ad campaign that profiled nine different athletes. We spent a week or so filming with each person and spoke with them about how they deal with the pain that comes from what they do. Other athletes featured in 9 Lives include: Travis Rice, Tony Trujillo, Joel Tudor, Asia One Super 8 Film 7 minutes

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      • 360 Surround Skateboard Cruise Down Manhattan's Grand Street


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        As a street skater, dancer and performance artist I have always felt challenged to show the street as I see it and pass through it. The turning of heads, the engagement with pedestrians and the uniqueness of my experience in public space. The inspiration for this work was to not only capture what was happening in front of me but what happened in my wake. To share this seamlessly was my goal. This video is an excerpt from several versions and locations of the Bench project. The results of my rig making and capture were designed to be shown as a six screen projection surround installation. The 360 degree capture rig that I created for this purpose was at the heart of the creative process, the performances with the rig were both creative and utilitarian in nature. The installation process for a gallery context was technically challenging but also rewarding in its final result. This footage is a composite to a single screen of the six channel surround pictured below. So about the rig. The rig consists of a six recording deck + 6 micro-camera arrangement. 6 dirt cheap mini-dv SD camcorders were packed inside a suitcase and set to playback mode with record enabled and aux input cable secured with gaff. The image feed to these camcorders was provided by tiny Sony color micro-cameras (500 lines ) mounted into the corners and sides of the suitcase. The corner mounted micro-cameras were given tiny cutouts to the face of the suitcase for an extremely wide angle view. A deep cell marine battery with converter was secured at the base of the case and powered all 12 of the cameras along with the two wireless microphones. This effort costing under 1600 dollars resulted in a dynamic low budget 360 degree capture rig. The whole rig was then placed on an Earthboard consisting of very fat wheels and a large deck with tight trucks to control sway. When the case was mounted on the board bungie cords criss-crossed the case to keep its orientation intact. To move the skateboard with the suitcase secured to it I used a pair of modified rocker-bottom crutches to push while straddling the case, sometimes standing sometimes sitting. In the video you can see that I am sitting when the crutches become visible. This is probably the only video capture of street skating in 360 degrees performed with this degree of "in situ" visuals that has been executed at this price point. for more information on my art you can see this work in all of its variations at whatiswhat.com. the images of the case here are actually from another earlier version of BENCH. The flaw in this design was using an epoxy to mount the cameras instead of a physical mount. The cameras heat up and shift in the epoxy or simply overheat and die. I have images of this camera rigging but they are not on flickr yet so this is just a reference to how it was done.

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        • Performance artist Bill Shannon challenges notions of disability


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          Bill Shannon dances—on four legs. Born with a bilateral hip deformity, this ingenious performance artist’s work will challenge your notions of disability. poptech.org

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            festival of ekstravagant bodies zagreb

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            • NYC Dance Parade 2012


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              Featuring 2012 NYC Dance Parade Grand Marshal, Bill Shannon Goto www.crutchdoc.com to learn more about Bill Shannon. Song: "The Era When We Sang" by Blue Sky Black Death (Buy their beautiful album "Late Night Cinema"!) Dance Parade Video Featuring Bill Shannon www.whatiswhat.com Executive Producer Dawn Paap Produced by Sachi Cunningham Directed by Chandler Evans Edited by Chandler Evans Camera by Jeremy Elkin Additional camera by Jeremy Nadel, Chandler Evans, Kou So NYC Dance Parade is now accepting applications for next year's parade. For more info goto: www.DanceParade.org

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              • Fragmentation Series Edit #4


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                A dance performance captured with an 8 camera rig then edited into a singular composite image. Concept, rigging, performance, cinematography, editing and post production by interdisciplinary artist Bill Shannon. screened at Hirschorn After Hours, theater space and production assistants provided by DNA Dance NYC.

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                • Sketchy (excerpts)


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                  These are a series of clips from the micro "capture camera" used in Sketchy. I designed the video aspects of this for Bill "Crutchmaster" Shannon using (early version) Dartfish Pro Trainer sports motion capture software for live remix in 2006. It's the same software bundle being used to analyze the Olympics etc. Featured in the video is Crutchmaster, Sticks, DJ Excess, and Cyclone.

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                  • Bill Shannon


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                    • D^NCE


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                      Glasgow Scotland

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