I always believed in perseverance & patience… and it finally paid off! Numerous castings and the results yet seem fruitless, on a fine day, i finally received a call, i got a commercial!
But sometimes we do have to give up one thing to achieve another; in this case, i gave up my fren’s party bash on the 11th august in Poppy to prepare for another day: 7:30am shooting. I sure did miss out many funny things =S
First big challenge is to look for the excluded, far far away Shooting Valley. Their map is good, but my sense of direction, hmm, i dun wanna mention it.
When i’m there, i faced my 2nd big challenge… make up! Not to say that i never apply make up or whtever, but i ‘m only use to doing it myself. I really can’t take it if someone puts a pencil or brush near my eyes… it’s like being stabbed at the eye. The scenario turns comedic; my eyes became very very watery… and it is only my right eye that keep twitching. I look like a STROKE patient ><”
It is even more embarrassing when other ppl who are waiting keep staring at me, and the makeup artist is trying to bear with me…
I swear this is how he was—>
Lol… and it appears that what everyone told me was right, “You have bushy brows, do something about them!” And yes, the makeup artist sure noticed it and did something about it. Now… i look pretty with ‘lady’ brows —->
Rather than ‘bushmen’ eyebrows—>
After all that, other casts came in &there we sat… minutes passed… hours passed… and soon we feel hungry and lose track of time. Some bit their fingers (me), some just sat and stare into space, and some lucky ones have their bfs and gfs to talk to… hmmph! *jealousy*
Finally we couldn’t take the hunger anymore, we decided to go & get ourselves some drinks… but it is only then the shooting crew call for us! Just at the right moment, pfft…
All went well, and we had quite some fun & laughter, sweat and numerous NG takes.
Conclusion, my first experience of TVC shooting is fun & granted me new experiences, and importantly, friendship!
Well, i’m not gonna disclose too much about what we did… catch it on air anytime soon!