The product is a boombox designed specifically for dancers -- you can adjust the tempo, pick specific BPMs (beats per minute) without affecting the pitch of the song. For anyone who has ever learned or taught a dance routine - you know that this is awesome... You can play back a routine at half speed to learn it clean and then pick up the BPMs as you get it down. I heart this thing to bits.
Anyway, Zack and I always work really closely creatively on set, and, knowing my slight (read: massive) obsession with dance movies, he let me direct the dance battle scene that played out with the Steez product!
I repeat: I got to direct a dance battle scene!!!!!
So, I can officially cross "Direct a Dance Battle" off my bucket list. (FYI: "Direct Dance Battle" is just below "Win Oscar" and just above "Get on SNL." It combines my two favorite arts - Dance and Movies - in a battle, which is just good drama. In fact, I pitch dance movies, typically climaxing in a dance battle in almost every meeting. Studio Executive: So what are you working on? What do you want to do next? Me: A dance movie. I was thinking like a Die Hard 5, the dance version. Studio Executive: Hahahah! You're funny. Me: No, seriously.)
Here's some picks from the fun, freezing night of dancing it out...
|Zack telling me not to eff it all up.
|T and B together on set... again. Now we just need to get
Luna working in Art Department and we'll be good.
|Movie Magic Makers.
|Mike Carrasco of ABDC working it.
Dance Battle for life.