Digital Media Initiative: Creating a Dance Film Workshop

Mar 27, 3:00 pm5:00 pm EDT



March 27 through May 24
Wednesdays and Fridays
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Fee: $400

Join Gibney’s DMI Staff to learn and practice every aspect of creating a dance film in this 9-week workshop. With each week, you will learn skills you need to create your individual dance film including coming up with an idea, storyboarding that idea, filming and editing. Participants gain access to DMI equipment and workstations to film and edit their work. The workshop will conclude with a fun and festive screening for family and friends at Gibney’s 280 Broadway center. 

If you’re a dancer or choreographer, interested in making a dance film but have no film experience, this workshop is for you. If you’re a seasoned filmmaker interested in telling your story through dance, this workshop is for you. If you’re a creative who wants to learn more about the amazing field of dance film, this workshop is for you. You’ll come away with a fully self-produced dance film,  the skills and resources you’ll need to continue creating, and a whole new network of dance film creatives.


Week 1 (March 27 & 29): Intro to Dance Film
Week 2 (April 3 & 5): Camera Workshop Part 1
Week 3 (April 10 & 12): Camera Workshop Part 2 and Story Development Part 1
Week 4 (April 17 & 19): Story Development Part 2
Week 5 (April 24 & 26: Pre-Production
Week 6 & 7 (April 29-May 12): Filming
Week 8 & 9 (May 13-May 24): Editing

Note: Editing classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays. Students are encouraged to come in all other days to edit their film.
Screening date: TBD

For more information on upcoming workshops, please email Liam Mejia, Deputy Director of Gibney’s Digital Media Initiative at