“It is incredibly rewarding working with the happy smiles of the cutest little faces through to the professional students and dancers whose abilities are so commendable.” – Belinda Wright from BWP Studios
DT: How do dance teachers go about creating their own social media marketing clips? Belinda: We do allow teachers to create promotional clips with our footage providing they are cutting the footage with royalty free music. There are a lot of myths surrounding music licensing and use in public platforms, and I find a lot of people put themselves at risk. We certainly can help with creating promotional content or editing footage for studios to use online or through advertising mediums.
“The true joy I am so privileged to share with dancers is that single moment on stage no matter how experienced, they become the dance not just the dancer. Beauty is just that simple.” – Danielle Barrett from DJ Barrett
DT: What is Copyright and what should we be aware of? Danielle: In Australia, Copyright is automatic & free upon creation of the work. In general, the first owner of copyright will be the artist. This only changes with commissioning work and arrangements agreed to. A right of attribution: the right to be clearly and reasonably prominently identified as the artist, in any reasonable form. It’s incredibly important in this digital age that we don’t miss the fundamental use of manners by respecting the copyright laws that protect us all. Credit where credit is due and everyone is happy.
“It is wonderful to see such incredible creativity from both the dancers and dance schools and we never cease to be amazed how they outdo themselves each year.” – Peter Gillahan from National Photography
DT: What’s the photo day process for dancers and groups? Peter: Each dancer and dance school is different and we always do our best to ensure this is reflected in the time we spend with each dancer and in the final photos that we produce. On photo day we always take the time to capture a group photo of each class or troupe, as well as an individual photo of each dancer. The time per dancer will vary depending on the age of the dancers, the size of the class/troupe and how many dancers need to be captured on a particular day. We will usually spend a bit of extra time with the very young dancers to make sure they are comfortable and give us their best smiles, as well the senior dancers to allow us to capture more technical poses such as a jeté or side splits.