The music video for Jaani Peuhu’s song “Did You Ever” was shot during the weekend of 21.-23.2.
Aaron, Cheryl and I picked up the kit from the store on Friday 20.2. and brought it over to Siiri’s flat at the end of Leith Walk, which would also be our unit base. The Blackmagic, gimbal and tripod however were taken by Aaron back to his for some test/landscape shooting already on Friday afternoon.
I met Aaron at his place on Saturday morning at 8am to help him get the kit to Portobello Beach, which was our shooting location during the first day. We arrived there at 9am and met up with Heike, who would assist Aaron with the camera. Whilst waiting for the rest of the crew and Scot, our demon boy, we took some establishing landscape shots by the beach. My job was to take care of the log sheets and clapperboard and assist with whatever running errands.
The rest of the crew arrived around 10am. We quickly realised that we were battling against time; apparently, on that exact date, Britain was experiencing “super tide”, which means the water levels would be higher than they’ve been in 19 years. So nature was working as our 1st AD, making sure we worked real quick because the water levels were rising rapidly.
The pressure from the tide aside everything went really well. Scot did an amazing job in front of the camera and the whole crew worked really well together. We kept on working until 4pm, after which I helped Aaron take some of the kit back to his and we checked out the footage.
Unfortunately our second shooting day, on Sunday, got cancelled because of the weather forecast promising heavy rain for the whole day.
We continued the shoot on Monday morning again. Me and Aaron and Lucy met up at Calton Hill at 9am and waited for the rest of the crew to arrive at 10, whilst taking some more scenery shots. We then proceeded to Princes Street Gardens, Dean Bridge and Stockbridge. Everything went smoothly and I continued working as the clapper and writing log sheets.
After all the exterior shots the team moved to Cheryl’s flat to shoot a couple of shots inside. We wrapped up after 5pm.
The cancelled shoot has been rescheduled for Sunday 1.3. and after that the music video will move on to edit.