Lost in motion

The National ballet of Canada makes difficult look easy.

The National Ballet of Canada hopes to expand the appeal of dance and grow its audience with a new video that explores the precision and technique involved in the art form. Directed by Ben Shirinian, the two-minute film features dancer/choreographer Guillaume Cote dancing in slow motion within an undefined space to show those of us that can’t dance that ballet, in fact, is more difficult than it looks. Our two left feet are jealous.


advertiser: National Ballet of Canada
dancer/choreographer: Guillaume Côté
director: Ben Shirinian
producer: Leslie Aimée Gottlieb
production company: Krystal Levy Pictures
executive producer: David Miller
DoP: Jeremy Benning
post producer: Nick Sorbara
editorial: School Editing
editor: Jon Devries
assistant editor: Lauren Horn
online: Paul Binney
executive producer: Sarah Brooks
VFX: Crush
executive producer: Jo-ann Cook
senior producer: Janice Rebelo
senior designer: Julia Deakin
flame artist: Andre Arevalo
CG production manager: Raphael Quirino
CG artists: Leonardo Silva, Chris Minos, Josh Clifton, Gav Patel
colour: REDLAB Digital
senior colourist: Walt Biljan
music: “Another Day,” written by James LaValle, published by Songs
music publishing: LLC o/b/o Ram Island Songs (ASCAP), Album Leaf Music (ASCAP)
produced with a grant awarded by:Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), a division of Bell Media