Nel Shelby Productions

Nel Shelby Productions Movement Videography + Editing for Dance The best way to promote dance is to make & share video. Our team of dance videographers, editors, directors and storytellers to collaborate and create the most beautiful, exciting and moving dance videos we can.

Nel Shelby Productions (NSP) is New York City’s premier source for dance videography, documentation services and live streaming. With extensive experience filming more than 600 dance events and performances in a variety of traditional theater settings and non-traditional performance venues, NSP works with each client to provide a custom experience tailored to the company’s needs. Fully equipped for single and multiple camera videography services, Nel and her crack team of videographers can offer their expertise from participating in preliminary brainstorming sessions to preparing the film for delivery to target audiences.

Operating as usual

Tips for producing virtual events is what everyone has been looking for, and it's been such a turn in my business. ⁠⁠Thi...
09/01/2020

Tips for producing virtual events is what everyone has been looking for, and it's been such a turn in my business. ⁠

This has been such an interesting time. It's been challenging, but it's also been fun to figure out how to serve my clients in new ways.⁠

A lot of my clients have come to me asking things like:⁠

💭 “Hey Nel, we want to create a call for dancers to submit a video for our project. What should we say to them to make sure their video meets our requirements but still looks nice?” ⁠

💭 “Hi Nel, I want to ask a few clients for video testimonials! What is the best way to do that?”⁠

💭 “Dear Nel, Do you have a list of basic Zoom 'Best Practices'? We're struggling with all-things virtual."⁠

💭 “Nel – are there any cheaper alternatives for AirPods that you recommend? We bought the ring light you told us you use!”⁠

...I could go on!!! ⁠

As much as I LOVE helping out one-on-one, I made a PDF download for you to refer to any time you need it. This PDF is a result of lots of questions over the past 6 months. 🤓⁠

Grab the free download here: https://bit.ly/3hQQZGm

And remember: you can always send me a quick DM or sign up for a 30 minute call with me if you have more burning questions!!⁠

📸: Christopher Duggan Dance Photos

PS: If you're already on my email list, send me a DM and I'll send you the PDF!!

08/29/2020

Happy weekend, everyone!! Spending time in the Berkshires with these goofballs and @cduggandancephotos! 😍💜 // #muchneededfamilytime

Every year, in remembrance of September 11th, we film and livestream @buglisidance’s Table of Silence Project.We’re film...
08/28/2020

Every year, in remembrance of September 11th, we film and livestream @buglisidance’s Table of Silence Project.

We’re filming and live-streaming again this year, but because of the pandemic, a few things are changing:
1. We will be creating a short film “Études”, with dancers from around the world who have submitted their own videos to Buglisi.
2. I will film dancers live and in-person at Lincoln Center by myself, without multiple cameras and multiple team members (this is to abide by the social distancing rules!)

Year after year, this performance is so incredibly moving. I am so grateful to be a part of this project, even if this year it has to be “reimagined”.

I hope you’ll join us on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:00am EDT. Link in bio for more information on where to find the livestream!!

📸: Terri Gold // #lincolncenter #buglisidance #tableofsilence

08/26/2020

Who can truly say they don’t love a good dance party? Nobody.

Here we are 8 weeks later, and Jacob's Pillow is in the final week of #VirtualPillow.

The Festival wraps up this week with Dormeshia, Jason Samuels Smith and Derick K. Grant's “And Still You Must Swing” and a PillowTalk featuring Black Creatives with Kyle Abraham, Donald Byrd and John Perpener hosted by Theresa Ruth Howard, but it would not be complete without a VIRTUAL DANCE PARTY!!!

This is your official invite, in case you haven't RSVP'd already. Join us tomorrow night at 8:30pm EDT. → bit.ly/VF-DanceParty

Christal Brown and DJ DP One are coming back to host!!! It’s going to be a celebration to remember!!

🎥: Facebook reminded me this week how much Gracie loves Jacob’s Pillow dance parties. Here she is living it up back in 2016!!! 💜

08/25/2020

Last week I was interviewed by BorrowLenses.com!! The story of my career is always one of my favorites to tell. Thankful for my new intern, even if he was caught yawning on the job. 😂

Back in May we had a PS DANCE NYC Watch Party right here on Facebook with a Live Q+A Talkback after the screening.⁠⁠Our ...
08/20/2020

Back in May we had a PS DANCE NYC Watch Party right here on Facebook with a Live Q+A Talkback after the screening.⁠

Our hope was that by watching and discussing our documentary together, we would call attention to the need to:⁠

✓ Continue providing excellent training to dance educators, so they can successfully teach online and come back to the classroom stronger than ever⁠
✓ Inspire parents to advocate for dance education in their kids’ schools⁠

The engagement before, during and after the event was mind blowing, and the rally for dance education was beyond my wildest dreams. It was very clear that people needed this. 💜⁠

Catch the replay on my blog: https://bit.ly/31bMW1c

📸: Christopher Duggan Dance Photos

#DanceForEveryChild

I've been producing SO. Many. Virtual. Events lately!!!⁠⁠One of my favorites to produce was "Passing Balanchine On", whi...
08/19/2020

I've been producing SO. Many. Virtual. Events lately!!!⁠

One of my favorites to produce was "Passing Balanchine On", which premiered on Aug 1 for Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition.⁠

Collaborating with Vail's creative team and my Assistant Producer, Loren Robertson Productions for this show was an absolute DREAM!! 🌩⁠

There are 2 more days to enjoy the performances of "Agon", "Élégie", and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" danced by Tiler Peck, Jared Angle, Carla Körbes, Unity Phelan and Calvin Royal III.

Watch at this link: https://youtu.be/8BadeB1nFFw

📸: Carla Körbes and Eric Underwood rehearsing "Agon" at Vail Dance Festival; photo by Erin Baiano

If you're not familiar with Tero Saarinen Company, tune into #VirtualPillow this Thursday at 7pm EDT!! ⁠⁠This Finland-ba...
08/18/2020

If you're not familiar with Tero Saarinen Company, tune into #VirtualPillow this Thursday at 7pm EDT!! ⁠

This Finland-based company will make your jaw drop!! ⁠

We first filmed them at Jacob's Pillow back in 2012. An excerpt of the piece we filmed, "Borrowed Light", is included in this week's broadcast.⁠

"Borrowed Light" is inspired by Shaker music and is edited and arranged by The Boston Camerata Director.⁠

RSVP to this free virtual performance!! >> bit.ly/VF-TeroSaarinen

📸: Tero Saarinen Company; photo by Christopher Duggan Dance Photos // #jacobspillow #terosaaranincompany

08/18/2020
Be A Part of Buglisi Dance Theatre's 2020 Table of Silence 9/11 Livestream!

Lend your voice in solidarity in expressing what makes us human by creating a 15-second film of yourself using or inspired by the movement elements and gestures of Buglisi Dance Theatre's Table of Silence Project 9/11.⁠

Your "Étude" story will be included in the film my team and I edit for Buglisi Dance Theatre's live-streamed performance on Friday, September 11 in their "reimagined" Table of Silence Project 9/11 at Lincoln Center.

Learn more about how (and what!) to submit, and then get to work – your footage is due tomorrow!! 😊⁠

Learn more: www.tableofsilence.org/etudes

🎥: a clip from Buglisi Dance Theatre's Table of Silence Project 9/11 (2016); video by Nel Shelby Productions

Thank you for the kind shout-out in the Berkshire Eagle, Norton Owen!!! 💜💜💜I love Jacob's Pillow!!!
08/17/2020
Jacob's Pillow

Thank you for the kind shout-out in the Berkshire Eagle, Norton Owen!!! 💜💜💜

I love Jacob's Pillow!!!

👀👀👀

Take Five with Norton Owen, Jacob's Pillow's Director of Preservation!!

Read more: https://bit.ly/3259f8l

via Berkshire Eagle

Only ✨four✨ more days to enjoy Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition before it's taken down!!⁠⁠Opening Night includes...
08/17/2020

Only ✨four✨ more days to enjoy Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition before it's taken down!!⁠

Opening Night includes performances by Celebrate the Beat with James Whiteside, Limon Dance Company, Tiler Peck, Robbie Fairchild, Unity Phelan, Calvin Royal III, Herman Cornejo, Isabella Boylston, India Bradley, Christopher Grant, Lauren Lovette, Roman Mejia, Lil Buck, Carla Körbes, Michelle Dorrance and Melissa Toogood.

Watch the replay here: https://youtu.be/FCgq_e-1O84

08/14/2020

#ICYMI: Due to popular demand, Vail Dance Festival's team has extended the amount of time you have to enjoy the shows we produced for Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition!!

Beautiful dancing + beautiful Colorado?! What could be better?

Relive all of the shows, including new premieres, now until August 21 right here: https://bit.ly/2DGT8pj

🎥: Alonzo King LINES Ballet x New York City Ballet (2019); video by Nel Shelby Productions

08/13/2020

Our commitment to our clients goes beyond making high-quality video.

This commitment is stronger than ever now, as we work together virtually.

My team is made up of dancers, and as movers ourselves, we feel a deep devotion to the advancement of dance as an art form. Because of this, we bring passion to every project we take on.

One of our values as a team is to have a thoughtful and collaborative approach to each and every project we take on. Having a strong collaborative approach with our clients and internally as a creative team is how the best work happens!! After all, the best projects are made of joy, not just deliverables. 💜💜

🎥: @cduggandancephotos (2018) // #lovemyjob #femalevideographer #dancevideographer #filmdance

08/09/2020

“Mom I’m tap watching!” 😂 @vaildancefest closing night. Jack loves his nightly dance jams to these wonderful artists!!

08/07/2020

It's closing night for Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition.

Sharing this film short we made back in 2018 of Michelle Dorrance's process while creating "Ex Pluribus One" for Vail Dance Festival.

Tune in tonight for more from Michelle Dorrance!!

See you online at 8pm EDT! >> https://bit.ly/2Xnw6uc

🎥: Nel Shelby Productions

After Calvin Royal III's debut in “Apollo” during American Ballet Theatre's season in the fall of 2019, The New York Tim...
08/06/2020

After Calvin Royal III's debut in “Apollo” during American Ballet Theatre's season in the fall of 2019, The New York Times critic Gia Kourlas wrote that he was “suddenly the most elegant male dancer in the company.”⁠

For Damian Woetzel, Vail Dance Festival's Artistic Director, Calvin Royal III's role is the culmination of a process that stretches back to 2015, when he first appeared at the festival. “He’s built so many muscles as a dancer,” Mr. Woetzel said, “but also as an artistic human presence in those years.”⁠

– via The New York Times

Tune into tonight's premiere at Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition for a look into what Calvin has been up to, how he is preparing to take on the role of Artist-In-Residence at VDF next summer, and how his past experience at the Festival has shaped who he is as an artist today.⁠

More information here >> https://bit.ly/3grfjxR

📸: Christopher Duggan Dance Photos

Did you tune into @vaildancefest’s NOW: Premieres last night?!It was so fun to watch these performances all over again!!...
08/05/2020

Did you tune into @vaildancefest’s NOW: Premieres last night?!

It was so fun to watch these performances all over again!!

#ICYMI: You can tune into Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition through Aug 15. All of the shows we’ve produced will stay up until then.

Visit {VailDance.org} to find them!!

📸: @tilerpeck and Bill Irwin in “TIME IT WAS/116”; photo by @erinbaiano // #vaildance

Next up at Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition?⁠⁠The Cindies. 👑⁠⁠Tune in tonight at 8pm EDT for a conversation with...
08/05/2020

Next up at Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition?⁠

The Cindies. 👑⁠

Tune in tonight at 8pm EDT for a conversation with Rebecca King Ferraro and Micheal Sean Breeden from Conversations on Dance, as they host in-depth discussions from afar with Festival artists Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside!!⁠

📸: Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside in "Romeo and Juliet pas de deux" at Vail Dance Festival (2016); photo by Erin Baiano

08/05/2020

I'm so excited to tune into Jacob's Pillow's Virtual Festival tomorrow night because Dance Theatre of Harlem's previous performances will be streaming and they're a long-time NSP client!!! 💜💜💜

So much love to Virginia Johnson and Anna Glass. Working with them is always a wonderful experience.

Producing the show for tomorrow night was so much fun for me. I hope you'll tune in!!

You can RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31l6E9Y

🎥: Dance Theatre of Harlem performing "Balamouk" at Jacob's Pillow (2019); choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa; video by Nel Shelby Productions /

08/04/2020

Justin Peck's "Rise Wait Climb Through" with an original score by Caroline Shaw made it's world premiere during the NOW: Premieres performance at Vail Dance Festival in 2018.

Watch it during Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition TONIGHT along with a bunch of other incredible collaborations (plus a 2020 Virtual World Premiere)!!

Learn more at vaildance.org

🎥: Nel Shelby Productions

08/04/2020
Vail Dance Festival

Experience a handful of the best collaborations at Vail Dance Festival tonight at 8pm EDT during Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition!!!

Learn more at vaildance.org

Video by Nel Shelby Productions

One of the new works of the Festival, 38109 with Lil Buck and Caroline Shaw, will take the stage again TOMORROW (Mon, Aug 6) on our NOW: Premieres program.

Tix available bit.ly/VDFNOWPremieres2018
#Vaildance

08/04/2020

@brooklynbotanic’s “Art in the Garden” finale is tonight, and you’re in for a treat!!⠀

We filmed @ubwdance performing “The Artist Journal.” In the piece, company members Courtney Cook + Love Muwwakkil explore practices for navigating discomfort, healing, and visioning onward that have charted the survival and progression of people of color.⠀

Engaging in “Listening, Re-Membering, and Restoring,” the dancers cite their bodies, their environment, and the Garden’s collection as reservoirs rich with experience and memory.⠀

Watch the full performance on Brooklyn Botanic’s Facebook at 7pm EDT.⠀

🎥: @nelshelby, @cduggandancephotos + @cbbuesing of @rethinkfilms; curatorial partner: @pentacledance // #brooklynbotanic #pentacleathome #pentacleroster #urbanbushwomen⠀

#brooklynbotanicgarden #pentacleroster #ubwdance

08/03/2020
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

We filmed Urban Bush Women at Brooklyn Botanic Garden a few months back – watch the performance tomorrow night on Facebook Live!!

In this sharing of active research, company members Courtney Cook and Love Muwwakkil explore practices for navigating discomfort, healing, and visioning onward that have charted the survival and progression of people of color. Engaging in “Listening, Re-Membering, and Restoring,” the dancers cite their bodies, their environment, and the Garden’s collection as reservoirs rich with experience and memory.

Part of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Art in the Garden series
https://www.bbg.org/visit/art_in_the_garden

08/03/2020

Sharing this behind-the-scenes look at the collaboration between Caroline Shaw and Lil Buck at Vail Dance Festival in 2018.

One of the things I love most about Vail Dance Festival is the collaborative atmosphere.

Tune in to tonight's free event at 8pm EDT!! More information here: https://bit.ly/30p9efO

🎥: Nel Shelby Productions

Tonight at Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition: Conversations with Lil Buck!!Learn more here: https://bit.ly/31id1u...
08/03/2020

Tonight at Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition: Conversations with Lil Buck!!

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/31id1uz

Tomorrow night at Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition, we're streaming NOW Premieres. ⁠⁠NOW Premieres are new works...
08/03/2020

Tomorrow night at Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition, we're streaming NOW Premieres. ⁠

NOW Premieres are new works + collaborations that are made in Vail by a selection of today’s most adventurous voices in dance.⁠

Catch Lauren Lovette, Joseph Gordon and Roman Mejia performing Matthew Neenan's "FAREWELL", which premiered in 2017. ⁠

Find the full calendar of performances! at vaildance.org!

📸: Lauren Lovette & Joseph Gordon; photo by @erinbaiano // #vaildance #tunein

Opening night for Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition!! So exciting. We have all been working so hard to bring amaz...
07/31/2020
Bringing Vail Dance Festival to you, Virtually! - Nel Shelby Productions

Opening night for Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition!! So exciting. We have all been working so hard to bring amazing dance to your iPad, laptop, TV, Apple TV, you name it.

So, what do you do on a virtual opening night? No idea. For me, I hold my breath and wait for YouTube's countdown and then take a sigh of relief. Then Christopher Duggan Photography pops popcorn and Gracie and Jack eat it all. Yep, that is our house during this time. 😂

Today I'm celebrating all of the amazing humans I have had the pleasure of working with for 9 years in Vail: Dancers, technicians, lighting designers, sound designers, choreographers, photographers, social media gurus, interns...

My heart still hurts we are not there, but I will stare at YouTube tonight and dream of being at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on a beautiful Colorado evening. In my mind, I'll be backstage where I like to be, directing the cameras.

I already can't wait for next year. This is called a big ole pivot, y'all. Enjoy these gorgeous shows from the comfort of your home!!! Love you, Damian Woetzel & Heather Watts. Congratulations!

Couldn't have done any of this without my incredible team: Benjamin Richards, Loren R. Robertson, Ashli Bickford, Jessica Ray, Christopher Duggan and Mason Chappello. I miss being with you all in person at Manor Vail. 💜

Watch the promo video for Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition on my blog: https://bit.ly/2PdU3iY

I know the saying is "it takes a village," but it really takes a village to create a digital festival! Enjoy Vail Dance Festival: The Digital Edition July 31 - August 7, 2020.

Address

850 7th Ave, Ste 1002
New York, NY
10019

Telephone

(888) 677-8161

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Nel Shelby Productions posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Nel Shelby Productions:

Videos

About Nel Shelby Productions

Fully equipped for single and multiple camera video services, our team of dance videographers offers everything from brainstorming what your video should include to prepping the final edit for sharing online.

In addition to filming performances, we capture interviews, auditions, fundraising videos and promotional reels. Our dance documentary PS DANCE! was nominated for a New York Emmy!! We can even live-stream dance events online or at exclusive venues.

Excellence means more than showing up with the best equipment. As movers ourselves, we feel a deep devotion to the advancement of dance as an art form and bring this passion to every project we take on. We value collaboration with our clients and internally as a creative team. And we serve with kindness, knowing that the best projects are made of joy, not just deliverables.

Learn more about our values:

Nel Shelby Productions is expert and professional.

Here at Nel Shelby Productions, we pride ourselves on our high-quality standards. We use all of the state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring the sharpest, clearest video and sound. And rest assured that your video will be safe and secure: We store all of your footage in our own archive, just in case. We even have backups for our backups!

We have deep roots in the performing arts.

Our team has deep roots in the performing arts – which is why we’re so passionate about helping other artists promote and document their work! We want your performances to be seen and enjoyed by future generations – not just by those who buy tickets to your show. And we don’t work with just one kind of artist. We serve a diverse client base and have experience working in nearly every New York performance venue. Our team has an extensive knowledge of the field – and a strong understanding of our clients’ needs.

We really take care of our clients.

We know that an artist’s time is precious. We also know that the performing arts world just loves surprising us with last-minute opportunities and deadlines. That’s why we respond promptly to all requests and are happy to adjust our editing timelines based on your specific schedule. We are a cheery, caring, creative team that understands your needs and tries to make your job as easy as possible. We love to take care of our clients!

Our approach is thoughtful and collaborative.

We bring a collaborative approach to all our projects. We like to think of our clients as our partners in inspiration – we’re there to help you tell your story, but we also love to share our own big-picture ideas that we think will meet your needs. Brainstorming is a collaboration!

We are woman and dancer powered.

We’re proud to have a team made up of super inspiring women (and a few good men!) in a very male-dominated field. Because our videographers are all former and current dancers, we intimately understand the needs of other dance artists. We love seeing you do what you do. Your success is our success!

Meet Nel | Meet the Team | Work With NSP

Nearby media companies


Other Broadcasting & media production in New York

Show All

Comments

Beautiful video for the Jacob's Pillow 85th anniversary, Nel! Whatcha got cookin' next?