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MIDNIGHT SUMMER JAM


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MIDNIGHT SUMMER JAM


The latest production Creative directed by Brandon "Lectronic" Couloute

An Inside look into making the production


THE DRAWING BOARD 

          The Midnight Summer Jam video takes its core inspiration from Justin Timberlake’s Man Of The Woods album released on 2/2/2018. The album combines the classic vibe the I’ve come to love from Justin Timberlake with some folk and country twang. Sonically it seemed to be the perfect marriage of something mainstream and a music genre that I never dabble in. 

Injecting Hip-Hop into an environment that doesn’t scream Hip-Hop is a theme I like to explore. My goal was to have the choreography, location, and tone of the video come together into an ascetic and vibe that worked cohesively.  


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          Once I figured out what I wanted to film I gave some thought on how it would be filmed. Originally the video was designed to have many cuts and angle changes. Similar to a modern day music video. However, I reworked the idea once I saw This is America by Childish Gambino. The camera was moving through the open warehouse smoothy and the video had very few cuts . I thought to myself I should make my video like that. I knew it would take a ton of planning and organization but it was a challenge I wanted to take on. 


ORGINIZATION & PLANNING

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          Without relying on the ability to hide certain mistakes via cuts in post, I knew I would have to be super organized and plan out the blocking as thoroughly as possible. There was no making it work in post. We either got the shot or we didn’t. I visited  the farm a few times to make sure the choreography could move efficiently through the space. Once I had a good understanding of the layout I was able to explain to the dancers how they should move through it. My highest priority was to make the rehearsal process as painless as possible.  Experience has shown me that if the rehearsal process is dragged out and people are confused it can really affect your final product and the overall energy of the ensemble.


Wrap Up

          Overall I had such a good time developing this project. The fact that I was able to work with many of my students and friends to create this is  what is most important to me. Bringing ideas  like this to life is a  skill I want to continue to develop. I cant wait to work with everyone again to make it happen. Now that you know some of the thought process behind it check out the video below! Enjoy. 


BTS + Extras

 
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ABOUT


ABOUT


Brandon "Lectronic" Couloute

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Brandon has been teaching Hip-Hop & break dancing for eight years and has had students going into kindergarten all the way to adults who just want to get moving. Growing up with a strong passion for old school Hip Hop culture has lead him to train in popping, locking, waving, house, breaking, and choreography. He always is aiming to enlighten his students on not just the dance moves within Hip-Hop but the culture as well.  

 

"I believe everyone should practice an art form that moves them and drives them to be contributing members to society and a better version of themselves."


CREDITS

CHOREOGRAPHY

Breakdancing Shakespeare - Hartford Stage

Choreographer Showcase - Greater Hartford Arts Academy 

Dance Fest - Arts at the Capital Theatre

Harlem Globetrotters

NCAA Final Four Tournament 

Trinity International Hip Hop Festival

TEACHING

Over eight years experience 

Central Connecticut State University 

Trinity College

30+ studios and schools

The Y.A.R.D 

The G.R.I.N.D Intensive

 

GIGS

MUSIC VIDEOS + TV

“Rearview Mirror” Lamone Andrews 

“High Off You” Lamone Andrews

Better CT television show

SMILLOW Closer To Free commercial

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Mohegan Sun Casino

Foxwoods Casino

 
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VIDEOS


VIDEOS


CLASS VIDEOS

Concept / Music Videos

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CREATIVE DIRECTION


CREATIVE DIRECTION


The vision goes beyond the dance moves. 
in addition to choreographing Brandon can direct and bring an entire vision to life. He has collaborated with multiple artist. By expanding and building on their ideas and he is able to bring them to life on the big screen. 

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Copy of DONTCHA


Copy of DONTCHA


The latest production Creative directed by Brandon "Lectronic" Couloute

An Inside look into making the PROJECT


THE DRAWING BOARD 

         Dontcha really developed into the multi-layered performance experience that it is from a very simple concept; showcase the guitarist and the dancers simultaneously on film. Aj (Audio Coordinater), Dave (Guitarist) & myself were sitting in Aj’s garage choppin’ it up and we fell into the idea. We constructed a good plan and everyone had their jobs so the only thing left to do was execute!

The Dancers ( Fabiana, Emma, Jackie, & Saige) really worked exceptionally well. They really

One of the more interesting moments I experienced during this project was seeing how the dancing and the guitar came together at our first joint rehearsal. It really was incredible to hear what Dave was playing and seeing the dancers react to it. I looked at Aj as we did a run through. I told him we really had something cool. It was coming together.


Dancing Strings         

The Dancers ( Fabiana, Emma, Jackie, & Saige) worked exceptionally well. The vibe they brought to the performance was the soulfull energy that is the secret sauce of the project. One of the more interesting moments I experienced during this project was seeing how the dancing and the guitar came together at our first joint rehearsal. It really was incredible to hear what Dave was playing and seeing the dancers react to it. I looked at Aj as we did a run through “We really have something cool” I sad It was coming together.

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ORGANIZATION & PLANNING

 Planning this really couldn’t have happened without a great team. So many different elements from producing the audio, to styling, to rehearsing. We had the skills to pull it off but we also learned a lot. Usually the visual aspects of a video is something I tend to focus on. However, this project really forced us to look closer at the audio. The dancers learned the choreography and in no time the pieces came together.



Wrap Up

          Overall I had such a good time developing this project. The fact that I was able to work with many of my students and friends to create this is  what is most important to me. Bringing ideas  like this to life is a  skill I want to continue to develop. I cant wait to work with everyone again to make it happen. Now that you know some of the thought process behind it check out the video below! Enjoy. 


BTS + Extras

 
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MIDNIGHT SUMMER JAM


MIDNIGHT SUMMER JAM


The latest production Creative directed by Brandon "Lectronic" Couloute

An Inside look into Making the production


THE DRAWING BOARD 

          The Midnight Summer Jam video takes its core inspiration from Justin Timberlake’s Man Of The Woods album released on 2/2/2018. The album combines the classic vibe the I’ve come to love from Justin Timberlake with some folk and country twang. Sonically it seemed to be the perfect marriage of something mainstream and a music genre that I never dabble in. 

Injecting Hip-Hop into an environment that doesn’t scream Hip-Hop is a theme I like to explore. My goal was to have the choreography, location, and tone of the video come together into an ascetic and vibe that worked cohesively. 


one SHOT

          Once I figured out what I wanted to film I gave some thought to how it would be filmed. Originally the video was designed to have many cuts and angle changes. Similar to a modern day music video. However, I reworked the idea once I saw This is America by Childish Gambino. The camera was moving through the open warehouse smoothy and the video had very few cuts . I thought to myself I should make my video like that. I knew it would take a ton of planning and organization but it was a challenge I wanted to take on. 


ORGINIZATION & PLANNING

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URE_9228.jpg
URE_9131.jpg

          Without relying on the ability to hide certain mistakes via cuts in post, I knew I would have to be super organized and plan out the blocking as thoroughly as possible. There was no making it work in post. We either got the shot or we didn’t. I visited  the farm a few times to make sure the choreography could move efficiently through the space. Once I had a good understanding of the layout I was able to explain to the dancers how they should move through it. My highest priority was to make the rehearsal process as painless as possible.  Experience has shown me that if the rehearsal process is dragged out and people are confused it can really affect your final product and the overall energy of the  ensemble.


Wrap Up

           Overall I had such a good time developing this project. The fact that I was able to work with many of my students and friends to create this is  what is most important to me. Bringing ideas  like this to life is a  skill I want to continue to develop. I cant wait to work with everyone again to make it happen. Now that you know some of the thought process behind it check out the video below! Enjoy. 


BTS 

 
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STUDIOS


STUDIOS


Brandon has been teaching Hip Hop since 2009. He was 16 when he was given the opportunity to teach his first set of classes. As time passed he discovered that he was not only passionate about dancing, but about teaching. 

Since then he has worked with many students of all ages, economic, and cultural backgrounds. He takes great pride seeing his students succeed and grow. Knowing being a role model is hard work, he is willing to put the time in. Currently Brandon teaches at the studios listed below. Find one that is nearest you!

 
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MERCH


MERCH


Introducing the
Lectronic Numeral Tee

The Numeral Tee pulls inspiration from my biggest passion. Dance. It features gold zippers, a classic jersey patch, and the 4 numbers that dancers know all to well. Shirts are available in  S, M, L, & XL. $25. 

 Brandon wearing a size (L)

Brandon wearing a size (L)

 Fabiana wearing a size (S)

Fabiana wearing a size (S)

 Jayda wearing a size (M)

Jayda wearing a size (M)

 Nic wearing a size (M) Christina wearing a (S)

Nic wearing a size (M)
Christina wearing a (S)

 

EMAIL: Booklectronic@gmail.com for tee shirt order inquiries.

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CONTACT


 

 

CONTACT


 

 

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FOR BOOKINGS:

booklectronic@gmail.com

(860) 967-9394

 

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