Guest Rachel Posted January 9, 2005 Report Share Posted January 9, 2005 Most of my auditions for Summer 2005 and the 2005-2006 School year will be via video tape. Of course I want to have the most professional tape possible. I have read that wearing a leotard that is a contrasting color of the background, for example a black leotard with a white background, makes a dancer look heavier and that a pastel leotard is a more slimming alternative. At the same time, contrasting colors enhance visibility. What color leotard, assuming a white background, would be the best compromise. Secondly, I am deliberating between camera angles for an en croix exercise at the barre. For example, I will be doing developpe en croix and grand battement en croix. To show off my extension I would like to show devant, a la second, and arabesque from the side, front, and side, respectively. Of course if the camera were to pan, some unflattering transitions might be the result. If I were to position the camera between front and side, the extension a la seconde would benefit but such an angle for devant might make the thighs look bulky. Would a camera position between side and back be too unconventional? I'm thinking that it would show the height of the devant and a good arabesque, but not a good angle for a la seconde. Should I just stop the tape between directions? Thanks, Rachel Quote Link to comment
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