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  • How to beat your High Score in Filming

    Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 3:30PM / Standard Entry / Members only

    Well, 2 and a half days of shooting later (that's 12 hour days) and I just called a wrap.

    This is for JuJu Chan's second MV collaboration with me. I guess she actually liked the last one I did, so here we are again.
    On the first shoot day we worked with Oscar Chan, a familiar face from TVB Jade. I only had one day to shoot him in, and we had a lot of shots. Because of that I did a thorough prepro the day before for all of his shots. I had an ambitious target of 45 shots to be done on that day, and they included many tracking shots, indoor and out door,  and some complex green screen coordination. To be honest I didn't think that we'd get them all, so I had them sorted into priority.
    Anyway, my ADs did a great job of listing the shots so I could get as much in on one set up as possible before moving on. The result is that we were making such good time I even added some new shots that I was inspired into doing. We started shooting at 7:45 am, and at exactly 7:45pm I called it a wrap for the day. The score ... 60 shots completed!!! That's a new record for me by like 15 shots.
    With so many shots one would expect that I was run off my feet, but in fact it was one of the most relaxing shoots that I have ever worked on as a director. My ADs ran the whole set so smoothly that I hardly had to speak to my crew at all during the shoot. Instead, on that day my time was all for the talent. Never underestimate the importance of good and thorough pre-production!
    Thank you to my crew at ACE Studios, and especially my assistant directors, who helped to make this so much fun for me. 

    Level up!

    Me, JuJu (the blur in the middle of the shot) and the crew one hour before final wrap.

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  • JuJuChan
    Official artist 
    posted on Monday, Sep 12, 2011 2:47AM [Report]
    Thanks for your continuous support ^^ As always, love working with you and your team :)  I am so happy excited to see the final production ^^ Can't WAIT!!!
  • rottendoubt
    posted on Friday, Sep 9, 2011 12:27PM [Report]
    oh nice!  another one!  
  • Etchy
    posted on Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 8:33PM [Report]
    wow, impressive!  can't wait to see the final project.
  • Flagday
    posted on Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 8:26PM [Report]
    That sounds like a keeper crew.  Artistic, creative, and production.  What a marketable group.  If I were a producer I'd want a group like this working on my project.  You got the most bang for the buck.  What's not to like?

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