Rise and shine, sunshine!
On Saturday we woke up bright and early to get our make up and hair done, at Beauty Court and .COM G Hair Salon. Each of us had a distinct "look," and we would have the same image all throughout the promotion of Sunshine Nation.
After some pampering by make up artists and hair stylists, I was ready to go. We, the Sunshine Girlz, were driven to our shooting location, Olympic village, by Fairchild Radio staff. As we arrived in batches, we waited in Urban Fare to meet up with everyone, as well as our director for the TV commercial, Leo from Fairchild TV.
Our TVC was to be shot on the Saturday, and self-intro & photo shoot were to be shot on Sunday. Despite some drizzling, we decided to go ahead and shoot, where "Rain-couver" would be post-edited to "Sun-couver."
Our theme for the shoot was "the city girls." We were supposed to look like, basically, girls wandering around the city of Vancouver. We first did some group shots in front of a beautiful red wall, and later, in front of an architecturally-interesting bridge. All of this went by in a blur, because we felt like mini-celebrities as pedestrians came, went, and stared at us to see what was going on.
All of us had different activities to do in the video. For example, mine was to ride a skateboard (I switched that to a close equivalent, a Ripstik), and thankfully I actually knew how! Leo had shots of me doing a variety of actions, including but not limited to: jumping on/off ledges, riding in circles around the camera, walking while holding my board, going back & forth on the sidewalk, etc. We taped a Go-Pro onto the front of my board to catch my feet-action, and I also held the Go-Pro for another shot to catch my facial expressions. Leo, the videographers, the crew, and I worked together to create the best possible shots for the editor to put together the clips. Overall, I think we took about 1.5 hours to film my 10-second individual shot!
A big thank you goes toward the whole filming crew for your unwavering help & support!
I was free to go home after my individual shot was taken. On Sunday, after hair & makeup, we arrived once again at Olympic village to do our self-intro and photoshoot with our photographer, Thomas.
For the photoshoot, we took several shots right beside the water. I stuck to the poses that I knew would generally look nice when I did photoshoots, which included playing with my hair in a hundred different ways. I decided to be a little spontaneous, so I took off my jacket for some shots, and jumped up for several others. The photoshoot was very fast, and I quickly started to prepare for the self-intro video shoot.
Winnie, one of the organizers for the shoot, helped me to clip on my mic, and then the camera started rolling, while I stood on one end of the same interesting bridge from yesterday. I messed up quite a few times because I got distracted from the people passing and also I was a little nervous. Nonetheless, I think it went great!
We went back to Urban Fare to wait for some other girls to arrive and shoot their individual videos. After everyone finished, we gathered around for a group picture for our promotion poster, and we really looked like a Kpop girl group! We chose poses inspired from Girls' Generation, and in order to make our heights look about the same, we stood on a slope to take the picture XD.
After two long, but fun, days of shooting, we officially wrapped up, and headed home to wash out the layers of make up on our faces and hair gel on our heads!