Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Making Music History

I was called out to help out on my friends first full music video shoot. Only able to help 2/3 days of the shoot. It was as business as usual when working to make a dream come true.

When it comes to make dreams come true, there are certain things you should always guarantee to expect. Long hours, hard work and the unexpected. But specifically for this shoot, I was there to assist where possible, in sketching the storyboard of the shoots, helping with the directing of people where needed, the placement of items for events, lighting, set building and decorating. Also handling mishaps behind the scene stuff that would unexpectedly happen that no one else would want to deal with. For example: Moping up the hallway and washroom because the toilet started to overflow - during the video shoot. It's ok! cause I'm used to it! It's why I'm there... to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. I actually don't mind these kind of jobs because supporting roles are the most important ones.

I'm very proud of both my friends Shalini - for her beautiful music and accomplishing this goal in her life. And Vik, the director and editor - for putting together this vision. We all know that shooting and editing is not the easiest thing in the world.

The world will always need it's storytellers, singers and artisans. It's not only making music history, it's like making magic.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Boyfriend's Midnight Birthday Madness

On the eve of my boyfriends birthday, I decided to play along with his friends on a surprise at midnight.
As he was busy watching a Chinese Kung-Fu action packed movie in the office on his computer with his headphones on, I sneaked out of the condo to give his friends my fob key to get everyone into the building and returned without being noticed. Around midnight they knocked on the door. I had strategically placed myself in the office around this time in front of my computer, so that if someone came a-knocking the boyfriend would the closest to the door to check out who it could be.

I interrupted the bf during his movie and said I thought someone was knocking on our door. I asked if he was expecting anyone. He said no. He went to the door to check it out. His friends has blocked the eye hole so he couldn't see who it was. He turns around to me and says "I'm getting the bat!", he quickly goes and gets our bat and returns to the front door. At this point I had to think of a way to calm him down so he wouldn't end up taking a swing at his friends. Eventually I convinced him to open the door for him to find his friends there holding up a birthday cake and masked like him.

Everyone came in a little nervous, having heard him say, "I'm getting the bat!". But all turned out well. Everyone stayed a bit to have a bit of cake, wishing him a happy birthday.

 Personally - the masks were a bit creepy, and I don't think they look like him at all.

I think it was a nice surprise for him, since earlier that day he was saying how he thought his friends wouldn't remember his birthday. But his best friends did and came up with this plan. He's so loved, I don't think anyone would ever forget him.
Photo from: YL & SN