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Made within Jane LaFarge Hamill’s solo show, Emoticon, at J. Cacciola Gallery in New York
537 W. 23rd Street
On view: March 5 - 30, 2013

Performance + Costume: John Doyle 
Painting: Jane LaFarge Hamill
Music: “Her Fantasy” by Matthew Dear
Cinematography: Jacob Krupnick 
Production: Wild Combination

Last weekend, 20 musical acts teamed up with 20 filmmakers at the Sports Basement in San Francisco to embark on a 48 hour journey to produce 20 original music videos in the first-ever Music Video Race. This Sunday, May 27th, the videos will hit the big screen. At the end of the night, Music Video Race will declare a winner. 
Who is judging? Well, Jacob Krupnick, captain of Girl Walk // All Day, is one of the two judges, alongside Brent Hoff, curator of Wholphin, the quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney’s. They’re both busy watching the videos this week as they gear up for this Sunday’s party and finale. 
This Sunday’s Screening Party is open to all ages, and will go down at The Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA) with live performances by three of the competing bands, Big Light, Le VICE and doppio. Get your tickets here, check out the videos and say hi to Jacob, who’s heading out to SF just for the occasion. 

Last weekend, 20 musical acts teamed up with 20 filmmakers at the Sports Basement in San Francisco to embark on a 48 hour journey to produce 20 original music videos in the first-ever Music Video Race. This Sunday, May 27th, the videos will hit the big screen. At the end of the night, Music Video Race will declare a winner. 

Who is judging? Well, Jacob Krupnick, captain of Girl Walk // All Day, is one of the two judges, alongside Brent Hoff, curator of Wholphin, the quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney’s. They’re both busy watching the videos this week as they gear up for this Sunday’s party and finale. 

This Sunday’s Screening Party is open to all ages, and will go down at The Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA) with live performances by three of the competing bands, Big Light, Le VICE and doppio. Get your tickets here, check out the videos and say hi to Jacob, who’s heading out to SF just for the occasion. 

Though we couldn’t make it out to yesterday’s screening at the Free State Film Festival in Lawrence, Kansas, Jacob facetime’d in for a Q&A at the theater. Today, the awesome organizers sent over a picture of the director on the big screen. 
Thanks to all who came out to see the film yesterday — especially all the moms! 

Though we couldn’t make it out to yesterday’s screening at the Free State Film Festival in Lawrence, Kansas, Jacob facetime’d in for a Q&A at the theater. Today, the awesome organizers sent over a picture of the director on the big screen. 

Thanks to all who came out to see the film yesterday — especially all the moms! 

More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 
Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. 

More photos of Team Girl Walk in Mexico City! As we mentioned a few days ago, we had a screening at MUAC, a beautiful, glassy, modern art museum designed by Teodoro González de León. The museum was one of the sites of Telmex HUB, the conference in charge of the programming. 

Over the next few days we’ll share photos of our time shooting John Doyle dancing in the streets, and in and around the Telmex HUB conference. 

John Doyle (The Creep), Jacob Krupnick (Director) and Youngna Park (Producer) will be representing Girl Walk // All Day down in Mexico City this Sunday, April 22nd with a free screening at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo at UNAM, the largest university in Latin America (300,000 students!), as part of Telmex Hub. 
Girl Walk // All Day screening at Telmex Hub UNAMMuseo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) - Insurgentes Sur 3000Sunday, 22.04.2012 1:00 p.m.  Free + open to the public (no tickets or RSVP required)
There will be a Q & A directly following the screening, and we plan to take the dance party all over campus and into the streets. Look for the three of us, and John’s giant old school Bose boom box bopping around town. 
We’ll also be giving a workshop about creative collaboration + the making, marketing and distribution of the film on Monday, 4/23. Details TBA. 
If you’re in Mexico City, we hope to see you there! 

John Doyle (The Creep), Jacob Krupnick (Director) and Youngna Park (Producer) will be representing Girl Walk // All Day down in Mexico City this Sunday, April 22nd with a free screening at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo at UNAM, the largest university in Latin America (300,000 students!), as part of Telmex Hub

Girl Walk // All Day screening at Telmex Hub UNAM
Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) - Insurgentes Sur 3000
Sunday, 22.04.2012 
1:00 p.m. 
Free + open to the public (no tickets or RSVP required)

There will be a Q & A directly following the screening, and we plan to take the dance party all over campus and into the streets. Look for the three of us, and John’s giant old school Bose boom box bopping around town. 

We’ll also be giving a workshop about creative collaboration + the making, marketing and distribution of the film on Monday, 4/23. Details TBA. 

If you’re in Mexico City, we hope to see you there! 

We’ve had a lot of interviews over the last 15 months, but yesterday’s 45 minute conversation between Director Jacob Krupnick and CNET’s Daniel Terdiman was the first to take the gchat format. 
Krupnick and Terdiman discuss the making of the film, at length, whether Krupnick thought the film “would work,” the role of Kickstarter, advice for filmmakers headed down the Kickstarter route, and why we released the film online in chapters. 
A few excerpts are below, and head over to CNET to read the full article.
We live in a world with $100 million action films with massively expensive special effects. How does a small film like yours end up being so intriguing? 

Krupnick: I have a pretty strong aversion to heavy-duty special effects work, actually. I’m just not a fan of fakeness. With “Girl Walk,” there are a bunch of layers of reality. As the viewer, you know it really happened. You know the dancers performed their routine; they’re not marionettes.
We wanted to create a film that would be constantly engaging, and totally immersive, so that you’d feel like you were on a custom roller coaster, swimming through the city in pursuit of these wily, unpredictable dancers.
…
What does your success story say about the future of funding small independent films? 
…
Krupnick: What gives me pause as a creator is whether I could produce something that requires less crowd-calling. I’ve embraced every aspect of the crowd with this film, but I worry that projects might wind up spending too much energy on campaigning. That worked wonderfully for our project, but isn’t necessarily the ticket for quieter projects. The lesson for an independent filmmaker is that money is just half the battle. Arguably, the bigger one is finding your audience. Kickstarter helped get us both of these.

We’ve had a lot of interviews over the last 15 months, but yesterday’s 45 minute conversation between Director Jacob Krupnick and CNET’s Daniel Terdiman was the first to take the gchat format. 

Krupnick and Terdiman discuss the making of the film, at length, whether Krupnick thought the film “would work,” the role of Kickstarter, advice for filmmakers headed down the Kickstarter route, and why we released the film online in chapters. 

A few excerpts are below, and head over to CNET to read the full article.

We live in a world with $100 million action films with massively expensive special effects. How does a small film like yours end up being so intriguing? 

Krupnick: I have a pretty strong aversion to heavy-duty special effects work, actually. I’m just not a fan of fakeness. With “Girl Walk,” there are a bunch of layers of reality. As the viewer, you know it really happened. You know the dancers performed their routine; they’re not marionettes.

We wanted to create a film that would be constantly engaging, and totally immersive, so that you’d feel like you were on a custom roller coaster, swimming through the city in pursuit of these wily, unpredictable dancers.

What does your success story say about the future of funding small independent films? 

Krupnick: What gives me pause as a creator is whether I could produce something that requires less crowd-calling. I’ve embraced every aspect of the crowd with this film, but I worry that projects might wind up spending too much energy on campaigning. That worked wonderfully for our project, but isn’t necessarily the ticket for quieter projects. The lesson for an independent filmmaker is that money is just half the battle. Arguably, the bigger one is finding your audience. Kickstarter helped get us both of these.

Girl Walk // All Day was an official selection of the SxSW Film Festival. Team Girl Walk hit Austin hard, with five screenings, seven hundred sparklers, and one afternoon of bonkers freestyle dancing. Here’s our video recap.

girlwalkallday.com
Produced by: Wild Combination
Dance: John Doyle, Daisuke Omiya, Anne Marsen
Camera: Jacob Krupnick, EJ Enriquez
Music: “Everybody Dance” by Chic
Special Thanks: Janet Pierson, Studiomates, Blake Kammerdeiner

Jacob shooting John + Dai dancing through the streets of Austin during SXSW. We’ve got some video coming for you soon! Jacob shooting John + Dai dancing through the streets of Austin during SXSW. We’ve got some video coming for you soon! Jacob shooting John + Dai dancing through the streets of Austin during SXSW. We’ve got some video coming for you soon! Jacob shooting John + Dai dancing through the streets of Austin during SXSW. We’ve got some video coming for you soon! Jacob shooting John + Dai dancing through the streets of Austin during SXSW. We’ve got some video coming for you soon! 

Jacob shooting John + Dai dancing through the streets of Austin during SXSW. We’ve got some video coming for you soon! 

Director Jacob Krupnick speaks to MOFILM/Chevrolet about Girl Walk // All Day at SXSW. 

Jacob will be speaking on a panel at the 92nd St. Y tomorrow, Friday, January 27th. 

Join 92Y Harkness Dance Center and hear this panel talk about dance for small screens and how the forging of new collaborative territory can have a significant impact in creating uniquely personal experiences for the viewer, priceless repositories of dance through history and the development of new structures of communication through technology and body language that together foster unique models of social participation.

Date: Fri, Jan 27, 2012, 8 pm

Venue: Buttenwieser Hall

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Event Code: TF12A51026

Click here for details + tickets

92y:

Girl Walk // All Day - A music video of epic proportions

If dancing makes you smarter, the Dancing In The Cloud/Dancing For Small Screens panel discussion on January 27, with excerpts from Jacob Krupnick’s new video Girl Walk//All Day, will definitely make you a bit more intelligent than you were previous. Watch an early trailer from Girl Walk//All Day, above.

Dawn Paap, producer of the site VideoDanceTV, will join Richard Daniels, Peter Kyle, and James Garver on the panel, with 92nd Street Y’s Edward Henkel. They’ll discuss dance for small screens and how the forging of new collaborative territory can have a significant impact in creating uniquely personal experiences for the viewer.

In addition, Paap selected excerpts from Girl Walk // All Day for screening and discussion. Looking to “expand the boundaries around the idea of the traditional music video”, Girl Walk//All Day is a 71-minute dance music video of epic proportions, set to the tune of Girl Talk’s All Day.

More info, and tickets, available here.

Read more about Girl Walk//All Day, and Anne Marsen, the dancer seen within, on The New York Times.