|Filming at the Darwin waterfront with Sam Korn|
for She Brings the Rain
Although there has been no crew to manage for the fortnight it has not been quiet at all on the production front. We have kept hard on the filming schedule and not broken momentum, last weekend I started on the first of the full track takes with Sam Korn. For a couple of hours early on the morning of Saturday 17 September we caught some nice warm lighting at the Darwin waterfront area, retaking the entire song from a few different angles and then some small sequence acting filler to fit in with Maddison's hotel room scene.
During the week I also managed to get permission from the corporate media team at Qantas airways who kindly allowed us to film their aircraft as part of our storyline. This filming will span a few sessions the first of which I completed just last Friday by getting a great approach and landing sequence of one of their aircraft. One more landing was filmed today with the help of renowned territory stormchaser William Nguyen-Phuoc who brought his 600mm lens along to bring us right up close to the action. I am booked in for yet another session this coming Friday to capture a Qantas aircraft pulling up at the Darwin domestic terminal.
Incredibly, all this will fit into what amounts to an 8 second lead in to our main character arriving at the airport. I am glad I have so much fun doing this stuff though, especially when you think of how much effort goes into producing such a short glimpse of footage!
Yesterday we also went along to the airport to film a retake of our main character's arrival. I had not been content with the original take that was essential for the clip, really it was my own doing as I had misjudged my ability to hand hold the glidecam sled, shakes were evident in the rough edits. Needless to say this time I brought the entire glidecam rig and got the take right.
Next week we get together with the crew for what will be the final filming session for the music video, after that it will be back to tidy ups and into edit mode for us. I am almost a little sad that its coming to an end, but we have plenty more planned with the guys in the near future!
Behind the scenes shots - Retakes