I got hired for my first filmmaking job. A girl studying marketing came up to me and asked if I could help them film and edit a video for their University project. I was all in, especially because I got paid for my work. It wasn’t much but a lot better than nothing! They are studying marketing and got a small budget from a shoe company called Goertz. We already met a week earlier to discuss all the important details and on this day was the shoot. I got up early and headed towards the city, where they rented a photo studio. When I set up all the lights and checked out how the camera behaved, I noticed that some of the light leaking into the scene was flickering. We had turn off all the lights surrounding the shoot, except from the ones they brought for the shoot.
After setting up the lights, I started filming and basically went nonstop for 9 hours straight. Every now and then I was able to shove a bit of food or water into me. It was a hectic day but a lot of fun on the other side too. The shoot was basically about 3 models with 3 different outfits. The outcome was supposed to be a fashion video with the theme “I choose the outfit that goes with my shoes”. The video was done a week later, just in time for their presentation but unfortunately I cannot show any of the video until the collection is out in the shops. This will probably be in around autumn.
There’s one thing I noticed about my work with the models though. I was so focused on the right video settings and everything else that I totally forgot about the social side of the shoot. Interact with the people you film would be a nice conclusion of what I could’ve done better.
Otherwise everything went well. As soon as I came home, I backed up the files, started rendering the proxies and went straight to bed.
That’s it ladies and gentlemen. My first paid video shoot. Bloody freaking awesome!