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PDD Webinar with David Cooper: Creating Marketing Images for Professional Dance Companies

Updated: Jul 23, 2022

David Cooper has worked for 40 years in the performing arts with some of the top theatre and dance companies in North America. Some of his larger theatre clients include The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage and, Yale Repertory Theatre.

David is based out of Vancouver and works regularly with The Arts Club Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, Pacific Opera, Bard on The Beach and other local companies photographing their shows and creating marketing images to promote their plays.

David has also developed a nation-wide reputation shooting dance with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet BC, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Company 605 and a dozen dance schools in British Columbia. He has recently been active creating Screen Dance films with local choreographers.

In this webinar, David discusses creating marketing images for professional dance companies, breaking down the sets. He often shoots these on location and shoots some with available and also brings his own lighting for other shots.

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