Let’s bring it back old school style. I think if this video was finished sooner, I might have started doing more behind the scenes for you earlier. But alas, this video wasn’t edited until yesterday. I ran into the videographer at the Scott Kelby’s seminar last week. He said that he still had the footage, so I teased him a little bit saying that I’ll probably never see it…then it finally arrived in my inbox!
A little over two years ago, I shot for designer Kerry Yu. We packed a pool with a bunch of beautiful models and shot into the night. Being around these stud models made me feel fat. I think this is when I decided that I wanted a six pack. Damn you Rocky, Sam and Trevor! The beautiful lady models were Jillian and Mandi, who’ve I’ve shot many times after this shoot because they are superstars! Make-up and hair by Katherine Ross.
Going into this shoot, the challenge was that we were going to have to shoot all day and into the evening. I made sure to confirm with Kerry that it was okay to make the images different, if she wanted all of them to have the same feel, it was going to be a 2 day shoot. She gave the “okay” and we were set. I kept the “day” set looking the same so she could use it as a campaign, and then the “evening” shots were just going to be single pickups that she could use where ever she wanted.
I’ve never had so much fun shooting a group of models! I’ve remained good friends with all of them since and often use them in my personal projects now.
In this video, you will see how we created the shot of Jillian falling into the pool. Originally we were just going to do it with just one take, but I didn’t want to risk it. The first thing I thought of was extension cords…but then I had to figure out a way for it not to tear into Jillian’s stomach. Hence she’s walking around with a baby towel gut. =)
Video by Rameses Abdallah, check it out.