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"Firedance" short film by KU student to be recognized at international festival

Monday, September 18, 2017

FiredanceHunter Harding, a senior from Montgomery, Texas, created the short film “Trippy Firedance” for an experimental film production class last fall. Unbeknownst to him, the short film would go on to receive multiple invites to film festivals and awards.

“The project was to create a time-manipulated dance,” Harding said. “Basically you could manipulate time, whether the video plays in slow-motion or is sped up, or plays forward or in reverse. Then use that to create some sort of a dance using found footage.”

The idea of combining music with film has been influential to Harding’s work, as it is also the basis of “American, 21,” a film Harding worked on with Lawrence musician, Mark Robinson.

“We put together this new album idea, EDM, kind of dance music, and I showed [Harding] a few [songs,]” Robinson said.

Harding said over the summer he worked on his newest project titled “The Chase,” and hopes to premiere it at a festival in November. This project is one of many... Read more

 

 



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