Sunday, December 7, 2008
A Test Shoot
I did a test shoot today, it was alright. I was having one of those days where I barely felt like rolling out of bed let alone shooting something. I didn't feel great today; I have a cold which I likely caught from Erika and a sore throat. Of course I am a bundle of joy.
Anyways, I shot some beauty with some crazy make-up. Three different looks, and the make-up artist took a long time every time and I was dying because I have no patience and hate sitting still. And I don't know how the shots will be...on the screen straight off the camera with no post work they looked pretty iffy, but I am a tough critic. I am not holding my breath but hope I will be pleasantly surprised.
After we finished I went to dinner with the team, which included photographer and his two assistants, and MUA and her assistant. (The number of assistants seemed a bit excessive to me but what do I know). We went to eat at a completely hole in the wall place, the type that I would never walk into on my own, not to mention the fact that they have no English menus. Often in Hong Kong the food is served "family style", meaning a bunch of dishes are ordered for the table on platters so everyone gets a bit of everything.
Chopsticks were the only utensils (of course) so I was a bit puzzled how I was supposed to eat the chicken and steak without a knife and fork because they still had the bones in them. I was told to just use my hands. No problem. The thing that I thought was hilarious (and a bit gross) though, was that everyone just dropped all of their chewed up half eaten pieces of chicken and steak bones right onto the table; there were piles all over. I was dying to take a picture but knew that would be so rude so I just cackled to myself. Heh heh heh. I guess that's just what they do over here.
Posted by Sam at 8:04 AM