THE DAY OF FILMING…
I woke this morning feeling sick and decided not to eat.
The space for filming is set, all there is to do is organise some snacks for the team.
Wash, dress, hair and makeup.
I like doing these things myself, that way I know that how I will look on screen is how I really do look.
I think this is important, so that when I meet people who have seen my video clip – I look the same. I did use eyelash curlers as these help make your eyes look more open.
Once my video coach Zerafina and my cameraman and editor Mick arrive, we finalise the layout.
Two cameras are set up, one set for a wide shot that I will deliver directly to and another on the side for some close up shots.
The lights are put in place, the props are moved around to frame me, my mark, a piece of tape is placed on the floor for me to stand on and the microphone is positioned.
We are ready to go…
Zerafina stands directly behind the camera that I am to deliver to and looks at me, she says:
“just talk to me”.
I am not sure how many times I started with my opening statement “Hello I’m Kaye of …….” each time I spoke, it felt fake, uncomfortable and embarrassing, gradually on about the tenth attempt I started to speak directly to Zerafina, I let the embarrassment slide away.
There were moments when I spoke, I was connected, present and I knew that it worked, it actually felt good.
Zerafina and Mick looked at each other and “yes”.