Documentary Films

Dancing Sun Multimedia has created many short and long-form documentaries since 2000. The four major documentaries and several of the shorter docs can be found below.

The four major documentaries are:

Harvest: A Community’s History Founded in Bronze – featuring the artistry of Ray Jacobson

Genesis: The Art of Creation – featuring the artistry of Fred Somers

Rain on Mars – Northfield High School art students create a public sculpture

Valley Grove: A Living Tapestry – documenting the history and development of the Valley Grove Preservation Society. Now playing on Twin Cities Public Television’s Minnesota Channel. It will be shown through 2025.

Promotional videos include:

Believet Canine Service Partners

Heartwork Yoga Studio

Ruth’s House of Hope

The Northfield Arts Guild

Northfield Hospital and Clinics

Other Videos include:

The Legacy of John and Ann North – Central Park Northfield

Faithful Unto Death – Defeat of Jesse James Days

On Paths to Freedom with Helping Hands and Guiding Feet – sculpture and poem by Mac Gimse

In Full Circle: The Japanese Garden as a Work of Art in Progress is my most watched documentary on YouTube. There is a significant audience for Japanese Gardens and this documentary gives you an in-depth look at the principles for creating a Japanese-style garden.

The garden is located on the campus of Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota and was designed by David Slawson, one of America’s most celebrated garden designers. This film is dedicated to his memory. For more information here is a link to the Carleton College site.

Genesis: The Art of Creation features the artistry of Fred Somers and the creation of this masterwork.

Harvest: A Community’s History Founded in Bronze features the artistry of Ray Jacobson and follows the creation of a bronze sculpture of the same name.

Believet does a fantastic job training service dogs for veterans. Very inspiring work and a rewarding project.

World class sculptor Mac Gimse reads a poem he created to go with this remarkable sculpture.

Heartwork Yoga Studio is in hiatus, but this promotional video was fun to make and view.

The history of the famous Defeat of Jesse James bank robbery in 1876.

Promotional video for the Northfield Arts Guild

Promotional video for Ruth’s House of Hope in Faribault, Minnesota.

Promotional film for the Northfield Hospital’s Cancer Care and Infusion center. Featuring musician Steve Kelly and his personal story.

One of the videos included in the Northfield Community Video project. Features John and Ann North and North’s creation of Central Park

From Dust to Dust a performance piece created by Liz Brindley. Performed at the Northfield Arts Guild in 2016.

A fun piece thanking Becca for her time as a Barista at Goodbye Blue Monday Coffee House.

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