With thunderstorms forecast and the clouds looking ominous, our filming team descended on our Wellington Street boutique at 10.00am on Sunday morning. Not quite so bright eyed and bushy tailed, the models had their hair and makeup done, the video team prepared the equipment and I provided Subway with a week’s quota of sandwich orders.
The first part of filming was completed before we all bustled into a van and traveled to our secret location somewhere in Hong Kong. Bellies filled and the rain holding off, we were all optimistic that the day would be great! And we got off to a good start… The location, that we had not previously seen (yes, little bit of a gamble!), was fantastic: wide-open, industrial, water, cranes, bricks… the lot! We got to work preparing and deciding on exactly what was going to happen where and how things were going to play out. In the end it turned out to be a play it by ear kind of situation as we just had fun with the story, the set and the models.
I didn’t realise how many different angles, cuts and stop/starts are required just to get a 2-minute video. I have a new found respect for Mr. Spielberg! This filming, directing, producing malarkey is not a walk in the park. I just hope everyone involved had a great time and that it comes across on the video. Expect drama, colour, word flashes, energy and a bit of uniqueness!
Check out the behind the scenes and sneak peak pictures on our Facebook page and stay tuned for the release date!