There are a lot of new things that I’m learning during this process; specifically figuring out the differences between filming on a set and performing live on a stage. There are so many procedures that need to be done and I have no idea how the professionals go about it in the real world, but I am still able to fake it. For instance, I have many ideas when it comes to the specific camera angles that I want so I jot them down in order so me and my camera man will have a rough idea of what we need to get on filming day. I have tried looking up ways that professionals organize these things, but this information is quite hard to find. Although it has come to my attention that they don’t write down these things at all and just spend endless hours “going with the flow” and seeing what they like and what they can get. Unfortunately I will not have time to do that and I will need to be as prepared as possible before the filming days.
Another very important thing that I’ve learned is how incredibly useful my Event Marketing class was for this project. While I was taking that class I kept on telling myself that it wasn’t really that important of a class and I questioned over and over again why I was told to put this class in my contract. After all it was filled with business majors that I had nothing in common with and I had a completely different goal than them. The class mainly focused on organization and throughout the semester I realized the criteria wasn’t about how to be organized, but instead it was about what to organize. I didn’t know how many parts of an event needing planning, and doing this project made realize how much I needed that Event Marketing class. I would be a mess making this video if I didn’t take that class.
Other than having my mind blown from this project, the process is going very well. All of my costumes, choreography, crew, and equipment are ready to go. I have a few more rehearsals before we film and everybody seems to be really excited about it. I’ve also decided that I am going to make a blooper reel just for fun, which I am also very excited for because I know for a fact there will be a lot of screw ups mostly coming from me. I will make sure to post that on here as well.
If anyone is interested in following me on Instagram to see live updates and pictures the day of filming here are the links to both of those accounts: