Performance Documentation

Create high-quality representations of live performance for use in personal archives, work samples, marketing campaigns and beyond.   


• Best practices for good performance documentation, addressing the challenges of capturing live performance 
• Creating a strategic plan and budget for the documentation process
• Hands-on experience with camera placement, cinematography and in-camera video editing
• Techniques artists can use themselves or discuss with documentation professionals to ensure high-quality results

• Combines lectures and hands-on work with professional cameras 
• Designed and facilitated by a performing artist with extensive experience documenting his own work and performances by others; option of additional leader for enhanced technical support and individual attention
• One day workshop
• Up to 20 artists. For performing artists as well as visual artists creating time-based, kinetic work   

More Information, sample agenda and pricing (PDF)

What people are saying

“This was fantastic! A wake-up call to the importance of planning and having a vision for documentation on par with the performance itself.”
– Workshop Participant, New Orleans

“A wonderful job catering to both high, low and middle tech levels of knowledge.” 
– Workshop Participant, New York

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