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I Charleston L.A.

Rusty Frank and the Global Lindy Community present...

"I CHARLESTON L.A."

WE DID IT! IT'S DONE!
START SHARING


BACKGROUND OF I CHARLESTON L.A.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN THE ROUTINE

CLICK HERE TO PRACTICE THE ROUTINE



A Fun Lindy Hop Community Event Open to ALL!


READ BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS

Our big community video shoot came off without a hitch! And it's better than any of us could have dreamt. We shot in ten locations, including: City Hall, Disney Concert Hall, The Music Center, Olvera Street, Union Station, China Town, and Griffith Park.

You can still be part of LINDY HOP HISTORY!!! Send us your video doing the Charleston and/or Lindy Hop in front of an iconic L.A. location. See the list below.

Let's have a blast and show the world the diversity of our city and what fun we have here in L.A.

VISIT THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR UPDATES






WHAT IS IT?
HOW DO I LEARN THE ROUTINE?
WHAT DO I WEAR?
WHAT ARE THE SMALLER SHOOTS?
AND HOW DO I DO ONE?
HOW DO I SUBMIT ANOTHER LOCATION?
CAN I SEE PHOTOS OF THE BIG SHOOT?
WHO'S ORGANIZING THIS?

Join all your Lindy Hop pals and take part in
'I CHARLESTON L.A.!"


WHAT IS IT?
IT'S A FUN VIDEO SHOOT
FOR EVERYONE TO DANCE IN!

"I CHARLESTON L.A." is part of the global "I CHARLESTON THE WORLD" project. Lindy Hop communities around the world have been posting fantastic videos on YouTube dancing in front of their city's iconic places. You can take a look at the videos from other cities HERE

BIG COMMUNITY SHOOT
On Saturday, April 20th, we filmed a big community video shoot at three locations:

1. Grand Park overlooking City Hall
2. Disney Concert Hall steps
3. The Music Center

We then went on with a smaller group and filmed additional locations, including: Olvera Street, Union Station, China Town, and Griffith Park Observatory.

SMALLER SHOOTS
Read on

END RESULT
Our very own "I Charleston L.A." video that shows all of us dancing in front of L.A.'s iconic places to post on YouTube!

TAKE A LOOK AT "I CHARLESTON TEL AVIV" TO SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!

HOW DO I LEARN RUSTY'S
"I CHARLESTON L.A." ROUTINE?

I have posted the routine on Youtube and Dropbox so you can watch it there or download it right on to your computer:

YOUTUBE:
Learn it HERE - I teach it nice and slow.
Practice with MusicHERE

DOWNLOAD IT FROM DROPBOX
Learn It HERE - I teach it nice and slow
Practice With Music HERE


WHAT DO I WEAR?

It's L.A. Wear whatever you want! The other I Charleston The World videos show people wearing casual and colorful attire. But, if you feel like it, dress up! Dress in your favorite swing dance clothes. Dress vintage-y. Dress dapper. Let's have fun with this!

Take a look at "I Charleston Sofia" (Bulgaria) to see how they dressed.


WHAT ARE THE SMALLER SHOOTS?
AND HOW DO I DO ONE?

Here're a couple of clips I made on the fly showing how easy it is to make a video for the project:


SMALLER SHOOTS: We have a list of locations we want to include (List). If you would like to grab one of those, email me - info@rustyfrank.com - so I can remove it from the list. Don't go and shoot until I confirm the location is yours!

WHO CHOREOGRAPHS MY ROUTINE?
You and your friends. Or you can use Rusty's "I Charlesto L.A." routine. Be fun, be creative, be zany, be goofy...

WHO FILMS IT?
Hand your camera or iphone to someone!

HOW DO I GET IT TO YOU?
You can load it up on Dropbox and share the link with: info@rustyfrank.com. If it's not a really big file, you can email it to me.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
April 30th!!!! (We dont' want to take forever on this)

SOUND QUALITY
Don't worry about the sound, as we'll be taking your video and laying it over the master track.

HOW LONG SHOULD MY DANCE BE?
I would say, don't make it longer that 8 counts of 8.

ANYTHING I SHOULD KNOW BEFORE I SHOOT MY BIT?
Make sure the light is good. Actually foggy, gloomy days are great, as shadows aren't cast on you.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN MY GROUP?
As many or as few as you want!

PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO THOSE AROUND YOU, AND ESPECIALLY BE QUICK. JUST GRAB IT AND GO!


LOCATIONS FOR SMALLER GROUPS

Remember, email me info@rustyfrank with the location you are grabbing, so I can mark it as taken:

HOLLYWOOD
Capitol Records Building
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood Palladium
Griffith Park Observatory (from grass)

Elevated Walkway framing Hollywood Sign at Hollywood & Highland

SANTA MONICA/VENICE
Santa Monica Pier (with Ferris Wheel in background from the beach)
Life Guard Tower
Venice Canal Bridge
Venice Beach – Muscle Beach
Outside Swinger's Restaurant

NEAR LAX
Randy’s Donuts
LAX Theme Building

MISC
Freeway overpass during rush hour
Farmers Market
L.A. River
Drive In Movie Theatre
Street Lights at LACMA (Wednesday night at 8:00)

VALLEY
Warner Brothers Studio (Tise Chao & Cassie Miller)
Disney Animation Studio (Chris Kelly & Christopher Fessenden)
Universal Studios
STEVEN SAYER GROUP
Bob's Big Boy
Circus Liquor

BEVERLY HILLS
Beverly Hills Sign
Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills Palms Street


HOW DO I SUBMIT ANOTHER LOCATION?

Just film it and send it in! (see above). Try to think of a location that is really iconic for Los Angeles. Something that people living in Paris or Berlin would think of as L.A.


Makes sure to go back to the Facebook event page, as I will be posting new information as it comes in!

SHARE WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS!

Your "I Charleston L.A." Organizer
Miss Rusty Frank



QUESTIONS?


Email me: Rusty info@rustyfrank.com


CAN I SEE PHOTOS OF THE BIG SHOOT?

Loads have already been posted on Facebook:

DAVE WELCH, PHOTO'S WITH CLASS PICS HERE

CHRISTOPHER FESSENDEN'S PICS HERE

JENSSY MARTIN'S PICS HERE


WHO'S ORGANIZING THIS?
I CHARLESTON L.A. PRODUCTION TEAM

Rusty Frank
Organizer

Christopher Fessenden
Editor

Vince Fry
Cameraman, April 20, 2013

DANCERS!
That's you!