Changi Airport ( Location ) – Day / Night / Based on the time when E reached ( Time )
- L walked into the scene ( Neutral expression ). She will sit on a bench, ( more to the corner side, frame 1/3 rule, example she sit on the left side of the bench, right side is empty, show she’s alone )
That was how it began in a script to A Journey I Belong. It had been an intensive few months of script writing, story boarding, and filming with E and L to capture the essence of their story. As the couple would like to make the video a surprise to their guests, we shall not name them until their wedding day arrives.
We have had a couple of different approaches to concept films, but the most challenging by far is those which require re-enactment of sorts, and which are dealing with heavily emotional scenes, for the couple, and for the team as well. We’ve learnt a couple of invaluable lessons from this work;- how to work properly as a team, with Sylvester and Why Keen working hand in hand as Directors or Photography and Directors respectively, and with Lance doubling as sound and lighting crew, and how to delegate work so that we save time, and maximize onscreen performance.
It was a real test for the team to get the couple to remember how it all felt, and to “act”, but we did alright. We will leave you to judge when you see it yourself.
How do we know when we did it right? When we felt moved to tears when we saw the final product, and both Sylvester and Why Keen did. Of course the ones that really matter would be E and L, as well as their friends and family, but we are always the first test to pass, and I think we did.
We will be putting more updates, and the final production once we are able to. For now, we can rest easy, tomorrow we will show our clients the first cut, here’s wishing for the best.