In this behind the scenes video (consider this part II), I talk about what’s in my camera bag for the Popina Swimwear photoshoot and what memory cards to use, along with never before seen footage from the photoshoot that I didn’t include into the original behind the scenes video.
Planning the Photoshoot
When Popina called me, I knew exactly who I wanted to use as a model for this shoot. We scheduled a fitting time and I brought Natalie in. They fell in love with her right away. Who wouldn’t? Originally Popina wanted to do the photoshoot by a pool or at a beach, but I thought that was too expected, so I suggested a rooftop with some cityscape in the background. They liked the idea and we penciled in a date for the shoot. Pamela (owner and designer) had about two weeks to work on the swimsuits that she wanted to feature for the photoshoot.
The Intern Who Got Fired
One of my interns missed call time and unfortunately I had to release him from the internship. When you’re dealing with budgets and clients, time is important and I need people around me that I can rely on. Luckily I had two other interns on-set along with my trusted assistant Darren. It was a long hot day, but we managed to crank out 30+ swimsuits for Popina Swimwear catalog…and we ate Quizno’s because it has a Q in it. =)
When I created the original behind the scenes video for this shoot two days ago, I used Chromeo’s “Needy Girl” which I felt was perfect for my vid, only to have Youtube strip my video of all audio because of copyright violations or some crap. Anyways, for this video, I snuck in some more love for Chromeo. I had no idea that they were coming to Portland Oregon. They were actually playing at the Roseland last night, sad that I’m in LA for a photoshoot and missed it. If you don’t know who they are, definitely check them out!