Purse First

A Dance Concept Video infusing numerous dance styles, each having their own unique connection to drag elements. High energy, neon aesthetics, and black light elements bring this film to life.

  • Brianna Lisle Campbell
    Director
  • Marisa Fernandez
    Director
  • Zenki Productions
    Producer
  • 5600k Productions
    Producer
  • Arianna Jolguera Jolguera
    Key Cast
  • Camila Schwarz
    Key Cast
  • Emily Caravella
    Key Cast
  • Jada Pate
    Key Cast
  • Jade Mesa
    Key Cast
  • Jancarlos Ruiz
    Key Cast
  • Kaitlyn Santos
    Key Cast
  • Laura Marcano
    Key Cast
  • Maria Garcia
    Key Cast
  • Ralphie Ruiz
    Key Cast
  • Sol Bertolina
    Key Cast
  • Yurelys Perez
    Key Cast
  • Kelvin Aultman
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Other
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,420 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony MP4
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Brianna Lisle Campbell, Marisa Fernandez

Brianna Campbell, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, is currently choreographing, teaching, and creating works of art through movement and film. Campbell is a 2019 Dance major graduate of Charleston County School of The Arts. “Through Campbell’s unwavering commitment and authentic artistry she is a wonder to watch. Fluid and dynamic, still and vibrant, her movement is almost preternaturally expressive. This is a young woman who is aware of the power of intentionality, who possesses a deep reverence for nuance and a raw gift for channeling authentic emotion into dance. Her sense of humility seems to rise from a deep well of compassion for the human experience, attributes that are indispensable in the progress of an aspiring dancer. At her core, Brianna is an artist who is, quite simply, present” (Yusha Soranzo).

Brianna has always had an obsession with filming dance. The way the angle of the camera can change the entire perspective and understanding of what’s in the frame is intriguing. “It blows my mind that one little switch can alter one’s view and opinion. I believe I can suggest one to feel a specific way through movement and perspective. In most live performances, we are limited to projecting out into the audience. However with film the options seem to be countless”.

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Director Statement

Inspiration for my work surfaces from the depths of one’s connection with natural energies. Every little thing that exists within space projects a vibration. We as humans can choose to listen to these vibrations or not. I let the effects of gravity and acceleration take my body into an internal spiral similar to how waves are created in the ocean.

I tend to explore the idea of negative space - the background or the area surrounding the focus. When a picture is created through movement there are multiple areas where the body is not taking up space. This is what movers call negative space. I see how I can take up this negative space around me and sink into the floor like honey. From these twisted positions I continue to see how I can take up as much space as possible.

When I hear a sound I listen to the pitch, vibration, tone, and resonance of it. I try to embody this sound through movement as if my body was the object in which created this sound. The pluck of a string on a guitar for example; you have the initial spark when the string is first touched, the continuing vibration of the string, and the echo that it leaves behind. We can hear all of this without physically seeing the string. I put this effect into movement. I believe that one should be able to hear the music from how I am moving my body. Every human has this ability, one just has to tap into their spiritual connection with sound.

I have always had an obsession with filming dance. The way the angle of the camera can change the entire perspective and understanding of what’s in the frame is intriguing. It blows my mind that one little switch can alter one’s view and opinion. I believe I can suggest one to feel a specific way through movement and perspective. In most live performances, we are limited to projecting out into the audience. However with film the options seem to be countless.