Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's "The Maestra Begins"
The first webumentary in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra series that is being used to introduce Marin Alsop, the new music director who is the first female music director of a major American symphony orchestra, features comments from Alsop interpersed with footage of her conducting the orchestra. The video shows Alsop in front of a white backdrop, with the conducting scenes shot in black and white. The white limbo was used to make Alsop stand out, with the black-and-white concert footage contrasting with the white limbo and providing poetic shots of the beautiful instruments.
Production Company: Protagonist Films James Bartolomeo, director; Jennifer Koestler, producer Editorial: Protagonist Films Geoffrey Richman, editor