We just finished with the three-day shoot. The team had it all planned out rather well and I felt helpless that I wasn’t useful in any way.
Day 1 was at Seb and Luke’s apartment and Seb shot scenes of Freya with the ‘boyfriend’ in the music video. We had a pretty tough time setting up the lanterns as the poles were high up and we had to climb up and down ladders. It being my first experience, I actually thought I had a lot to gain. I have never been at a set, even after three years of taking this course. Maybe that’s because I never have had much interest in anything media, or technical. It is a proven fact that I have no flair or talent for recording videos or taking pretty pictures. So it was nice, to be able to get to it hands on and to also be able to watch Seb working with the camera like a true professional and Luke pushing the dolly up and down the carpark. Nice to have group members who knows exactly what they’re doing. We were done probably around 10 and we helped to packed all the equipment up. And it’s a wrap.
Day 2 was again at Luke and Seb’s apartment but the shots were only of Freya playing the piano. We didn’t have to hang up the lanterns that day which was such a relief as they were placed on the floor around her. Seb took so many shot; from the top, from the left, from the right. There were so many light adjustments throughout the shoot and there was so much work to be done. Throughout, I was just either helping to move tiny things around or just sitting down watching him do it. There was nothing much I could do to help, honestly, except stay around for moral support and then wait until the end to pack stuff up.
Day 3 was at Freya’s place but I didn’t get to attend that. But the boys said it was good and a breeze, so I’m sure that’s what it was.