During these strange, necessary days of physical distancing, we are really MISSING the smiles and laughter of our Wild Rumpus gang! So we are inviting you to join us, from a distance, in this little video experiment….
By April 26, 2020, record and send us a short video (10-20 sec.) of yourself ON PARADE! Parade from the left to the right side of the frame, wearing your fanciest Spring bonnet, an outrageous costume, or whatever circusy, springy, zany garb you can find or make at home. You could even make yourself a fun hat out of paper! Then simply dance, strut, clown, stilt walk, juggle, hulahoop, unicycle, you name it, from left to right, while looking as though you are entertaining a HUGE CROWD! (Because no doubt you will be!) Have your videographer shoot from about 15-20 ft (5-7 meters) away. If possible, find a neutral background (such as a brick wall) to parade in front of. If you’d like, you can diverge of the parade route to give us a brief glimpse of your clown character, juggling prowess, etc. Once you’ve recorded your video, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for some file sharing options. Don’t worry too much about sound, since we will probably use one song for the whole “parade.”
We’ll edit your clips together into one giant SPRING CIRCUS PARADE, celebrating our collective creativity!
Here are some examples: