Author Archives: Rapt Team

October 14, 2014

Documenting Site-specific work: Flyaway Productions

Flyaway Productions headed to the Tenderloin Neighborhood in SF last month to present a new site specific dance work. In an area where privilege and deprivation meet, Flyaway Productions captured the presence and struggles of homeless women who inhabit the …

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San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2014

Lindsay Gauthier serves as a producer for the San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s Co-Laboratory. The SFDFF has been around since 2010 and has provided a much needed platform for dancers and filmmakers around the Bay Area to develop and present …

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October 16, 2013

Saint Mary’s College Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

On Thursday, Oct 11, 2013  the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s College of California announced the inauguration of James A. Donahue as the College’s 29th president! Here are some photos of us during set up on the Chapel Lawn.…

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September 11, 2013

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Co-Laboratory

Rapt Productions was given the opportunity to document the Co-Laboratory, presented by the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.

3 choreographers, 3 filmmakers, and composers were paired up to collaborate on creating 3 short dance films in a compressed amount of …

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March 26, 2013

Rapt’s work for Paul Stinson and his Band “The Stripminers”

 

 

 

Rapt’s work for Paul Stinson and his Band “The Stripminers” has been creative and fun. Working with Music Video Editor Doug Freel and collaborating with choreographers Leyya Tawil and Damon Mahoney, Rapt recently shot two music videos …

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Rapt Productions 99 Seat Theater Discount!

Rapt Productions is offering a 30% discount off of our normal videography and photography rates for theater and dance productions in theaters with 99 seats or less. We want to offer accessible, high quality video production & performance documentation to …

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January 23, 2013

School of the Arts (SOTA)


Yet again, we had the pleasure of working with the talented dancers of Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco School for the Arts (SOTA).  SOTA’s Dance department has a highly respected training program that prepares students for the professional dance world, where …

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December 10, 2012

Well Contested Sites

A 13 minute dance and theater film that delves into issues of  incarceration in the United States. Through dance and stunning visuals the film explores the effect of imprisonment on the body: the “well contested site”.  Filmed on Alcatraz, the …

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November 14, 2012

“Blue, Black, and White” a brand new film by Rapt Productions [Tiit Helimets and Co.,The de Young Project, Fall 2012]

In this brand new film produced by Rapt Productions , Tiit has given us yet another behind-the-scenes opportunity to watch the entire creative process of Tiit Heliments and Co. “Blue, Black and White.”

Blue, Black and White is a collection …

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Opera Parallele’s Video Design in Ainadamar

Opera Parallel presents Ainadamar, a one-act opera, by Osvaldo Golijovn, February 15-17th 2013, at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This piece artfully integrates videos to enhance the dramatic Libretto (by David Henry Hwang), and we were privileged …

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October 31, 2012

Flyaway Productions’ Niagara Falling Performance

Rapt Productions had the opportunity to document this stunning performance by Flyaway Productions. During the performance, artists suspended 100 feet above the street on the Renoir Hotel wall told the story of America (a street, two towns, and a …

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September 12, 2012

Inside Walnut Creek’s Company C Contemporary Ballet

Rapt Productions had the privilege of creating a short documentary for Company C Contemporary Ballet‘s 10 Year Anniversary. It premiered at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at the Gala in February and was met with much excitement. With …

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Theatrical Design for Ensemble Parallele’s Great Gatsby

 

In February, Rapt teamed up with Ensemble Parallele for the third time for their production of John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby. Our videos received awesome praise in several reviews.  The projections included the ominous eyes of T.J. Ikleburg, Oculist, …

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May 20, 2012

New Dance Photography

Check out a new series of dance images from a recent Rapt Productions photo shoot by Kitfox Valentín, and stay tuned for a behind the scenes video!

Behind the scenes:

photo by Maya Alberta

Photography by: Kitfox Valentín / Rapt

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April 13, 2012

Dance Photography for SOTA San Francisco

This is the result of a Rapt Productions photo shoot of the dancers of The School Of  The Arts in San Francisco, celebrating thirty years of dance!
The task of capturing this shot of an epic wave of dancers was …

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