This past summer I was given the wonderful opportunity as being Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Videography Intern. I lived in Chicago for 9 weeks with 2010 School of Dance Alumni Kelly Skala. Under the guidance and support of Artistic Director, Glenn Edgerton, Executive Director, Jason Palmquist, Director of External Affairs, Bill Melamed, General Manager, Kristen Brogdon and the Associate Director of Marketing, Stacey Recht, I was able to experience so much growth as a video editor in such a creative and professional environment. My first week I met Alonzo King, Artistic Director/Choreographer of LINES Ballet, filmed an interview with him as well as filming and producing DVDs of his choreography being set on the main company. Throughout my internship I worked with the main company's rehearsal director, Terence Marling and Hubbard Street 2's rehearsal director, Taryn Kaschock Russell in editing past footage, producing rehearsal DVDs, and filming rehearsals, the Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop, and the Summer Intensive's Final Showing. In addition to those duties, I produced the 2013-2014 promotional DVD for the company by editing pieces from the repertoire, creating DVD menus, and burning multiple DVDs; created and edited the promotional video for the 2012-2013 season that can be seen on YouTube; worked with Hubbard Street's Youth Program on creating and editing a promotional video; filmed, edited and compressed the new videos that can be seen on the company's homepage. Lastly, I was able to contribute to the ideas of Hubbard Street's new merchandise and observe a professional video production company, HMS Media, at Broadway in Chicago in August. Overall, this opportunity was such a blessing. I was able to experience a whole other side of the dance world that provided me with even more respect, appreciation, love and passion for the art than I have ever had. I am extremely grateful for the relationships I was able to develop within the Hubbard Street organization. Could not have done any of this without the support from my faculty and peers at the School of Dance!
- Earlyn Whitehead
- Earlyn Whitehead
^ Promotional Video I edited for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago