Today a warm sun in Bristol finally gathered a group of 6 people for a big test on the Oppa! video project. We managed to plan, prepare and shot a 20 minutes take including transitions and different props. The video is already edited and it is still rendering so I will post it tomorrow!
For today, while you wait, I am publishing this new little test. A new attempt of the coordinated couple step with a "hip hit" that I explored further and improved with my girlfriend. First we tried to learn and reproduce the original step at normal speed. Then when we were more aware of the details we started to look into a way to translate to a slow movement. We tried the jump that comes first in a different take and we managed to find some good ideas. We are quite happy with the result of the jump. The other two steps in the movement are a very different thing. While it is still correct in terms of timing, the look and feel is quite difficult to achieve. I guess that we will need help from professional dancers at some point!
It is a short video, enjoy it.