For Oregon Ballet Theatre’s recent Capulet Ball 2.0, local filmmaker Patrick Weishampel created a gorgeous video short, The Art of Making Art, depicting the incredible backstage efforts on the part of so many artists and artisans to present an evening of ballet. The Art of Making Art celebrates their work in an intimate and touching way. While audiences may be aware that dancers spend months mastering choreography for a two hour performance, they rarely get a glimpse behind the curtain during the hours before the show to experience the preparations involved in world-class ballet performance. Wardrobe, make-up and hair artists, set and lighting crews, orchestra musicians, and of course, the dancers calmly and meticulously preparing for what few can imagine achieving. Enjoy the final piece below.