I am pleased to announce that Slavin Studios is now a part of StudioWed Denver. I am still working on getting everything together for my little display area but there are some amazing vendors sharing the space. So, if you’re planning a wedding in or around Denver, swing on by and check it all out.
This past June I had an opportunity to work with the amazing Marc and Brenda Bergreen at wedding at the Evergreen Lake House. They are a fantastic photography team but, more importantly, incredible people. We very quickly hit it off.
They asked for my help in creating a new promotional video to use on their web site. It took a little while to get all the stars to align so that schedules could get organized. I hung out with them for an afternoon filming little bits of their life, their beautiful children and their adventures as well as filming an interview with some of their past clients. Kim & Kevin were awesome for the interview and gracious enough to brave an early morning hike in the cold to get to the location I had in mind. Another filmmaker, Alex Roa, supplied some behind the scenes footage which helped immensely.
I really can’t wait to work with both of them again.
New promo piece for The Pilates Collective here in Denver.
We based this around highlighting their new piece of equipment, the fuse ladder. You can think of it as a mashup between a pilates reformer and a swedish wall.
The folks at the Collective were awesome to work with, not to mention their awesome clients who stepped in to model the exercises. After a class. Where they had already done the whole thing.
Anyway, if you need to work on strength, balance, agility, etc., head on over and chat with Clara, Melissa or Claire and maybe, you might see me down there giving this thing a try…
Filming is complete for my work on RMBA’s promotional films. Now it’s just editing. Second film is complete and highlights the classes taught by Maria Tyukova.
There are four more shorts left to edit for this series. All of them have been quite fun to film and edit.
My wife was, is, a dancer with a Masters in Dance from UC Irvine. My middle daughter is a dancer, specifically ballet, and currently living in Moscow training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. My oldest and youngest daughters also have an innate ability to dance.
I do not have this ability.
That’s not to say I can’t move. I can but, my movement is flowing with nature. In the ocean, on a bike, on skis. My dancing is like an elephant riding the bull trying to walk through the china shop. In other words, not pretty with a high propensity for breaking things. Namely, my lovely wife’s toes.
With that out of the way, I’ve been around and involved with dance for a very long time. I’ve worked a lot with dancers, choreographers and companies both as personal projects as well as promotional. Some of that work involved studio portraits of the incredibly talented students at Rocky Mountain Ballet Academy here in Denver as well as performance coverage.
Alexei and Maria, the owners of RMBA, are extremely talented and dedicated. They believe very strongly in creating a strong and healthy foundation for ballet. That comes through when you watch any of their students dance whether it’s during class, at a performance or competing at YAGP.
Recently, they brought me in to create a series of films highlighting the studio and their teaching techniques. We completed the first film last week which focuses on conditioning, technique and pas de deux.
I will be back in their studio later this week filming more and working on the next installments. Keep an eye out here and on Instagram.