September 9th, 2015
LNG Productions, a department of LNG Studios, is always looking to connect with inspired leaders in the community to support their creative visions. We are pleased to executive produce a 3D Dance Film by Vancouver-based director, Jason Karman. In 2012 Jason was introduced to Nicolo Fonte through Ballet BC and immediately knew that he needed to collaborate with this talented American choreographer. Over the course of the last two years Karman and Fonte have been conceptualizing the story, direction and choreography behind MUSE 3D which has already received initial support from the National Film Board of Canada and the Dance Films Association (DFA) in New York. As Karman explains MUSE is a film “about a young man who discovers the stranger he is having a relationship with is his future self. The film cuts-in between a field, a natural open space, and an intimate place that is darker and dreamlike. These conflicting spaces are metaphors of our public and private thoughts. It is a commentary on the challenges of moving forward while aging; I find comfort in familiarity, but my curiosity invites opportunity and new challenges.” While we were intrigued by the storyline of the film and its uninhibited creativity, what attracted us to this project specifically was Karman’s adamant need to film the movie in S3D (stereoscopic 3D). With LNG’s experience in 3D Visualization, 3D Scanning and production, it was a natural fit for us to support this project (which we first came across through his Indiegogo Campaign). In conjunction with the Emily Carr University’s Stereographic 3D Centre, we oversaw the filming and production of the film. Karman believes that S3D filming is instrumental in the success of this film. As he notes, “I have chosen stereoscopic 3D to increase the emotional transference between the dancers and audience. Accurate recreation of depth, volume and roundness brings audiences closer to dance. Tying the arc of the dancer’s story with the intensity of the 3D allows for a more intense emotional journey.” Below are some of the behind-the-scenes images from filming. We’ll let you know when the film debuts, you won’t want to miss the unprecedented and immersive blend of contemporary dance and S3D technology.