It’s fun to shoot beautiful people

I am now working on two short films by a group of future hotshot filmmakers who are so good-looking they could be actors or models themselves.

The first time I stepped into the Tisch Asia campus (Tisch being that famous arts school from which hotshot directors like Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and Ang Lee graduated), I thought I had blundered into a casting call for fashion models.

But the charismatic and attractive people I saw there were just film students.

Of course, they aren’t just any normal film students. I was told the criteria for selection into the Tisch program is extremely stringent and only the most talented individuals are admitted.

Anyway, I had my first shoot today. It was awesome, but I am now tired out of my skull, having woken up at 5:30 am.

So, this is going to be a quick pictorial blog because I have to wake up at 5:30 am again in less than five hours.

It rained nonstop this morning, so we lost four hours of shooting time.

When the rain stopped, the wind machine was employed to dry an area of ground we had to shoot on:

Notice a big dry patch at the bottom half of the picture?

An umbrella was employed to protect the power plug of the wind machine from remnants of a drizzle:

I took a photo of myself while waiting for the ground to dry… and while my makeup was still fresh and as yet unmolested by the scorching sun that was to present itself later.

There was a mirror pasted on the wall of this dingy back alley we were filming at:


We were all bored waiting for the rain to stop and the ground to dry up.

The sun finally decided to come out and we were ready to roll:

These are the six Tisch students I’m working with:

Today’s director (they all take turns directing their own films) testing out some blood effects:

Random picture:

In colour:

I took a lot of photos between scenes because I really liked the place we were filming at. The backgrounds are all so funky.

And it’s fun to photograph beautiful people.

We’ll be filming there for two more days. So… more funky photos coming up!

Now it’s time to sleep.