It's been fun and games at our house recently with the production of the video we've just made for our Garnier BB Cream submission for the Voices of 2014 Challenge. We thought it would be fun to show you some behind the scenes chaos that ensued and what we've learned from making a video
Lessons Learned and some Quick Facts
• It took 5 people (and one dog) to work behind the scenes and in front of the camera. The final quicktime video is 2 minutes long and took 6 hours to shoot and two people five hours to edit
• We used 5 camera angles, three were fixed and two hand-held
• Lighting is much better shot outside but we wanted to control the light and shot inside (well that didn't work)
• Don't shoot underneath a skylight over a period of time as it drastically effects the lighting (Ah, hello!)
• Don't buy ghastly blue velvet curtains as a backdrop. Ew, yuck. What was I thinking???
• Applying makeup to someone else and from the side is EXTREMELY difficult. I completely struggled with NOT getting the back of my head in shot. The eye liner took three attempts and still looked more like a Jagged Lid than a beautiful Winged Eye. Let's chock that one up to experience, shall we...
• Luckily we had a professional hairdresser for the glossy curly locks. Thanks Patrick from Wildlife Hair in Sydney
• With time lapse, our model had to stay extremely still. Poor Helena...
• I cried after it was all done. It's over now and I feel much better
Here's the behind the scenes video shot in my studio. Music is The Flight of the Bumblebee. How appropriate.