The shoot ended over the weekend, and this was one of the more enjoyable shoots I’ve been on. How not to, when one is popping cherries throughout the shoot?
First cherry : Sentosa Cove and One Degree 15.
It was my first time there and I must say I was quite shocked at how much Sentosa had changed since I last went there. And I can’t honestly say that I feel the change is for the better. But I digress; the yacht club was really nice and the yacht we shot on was also quite lovely.
Second Cherry : Driving A Boat
Captain Steven, the boat owner, was gracious enough to let me drive the boat to our shoot location. He taught me the basics and where the controls are and five minutes later, I was at the helm, negotiating the not so perilous waters towards Sisters Island.
Needless to say, I had a blast driving the boat. Somehow I always knew I wasn’t a land lubber.
Third Cherry : Lying On Deck Beneath The Stars
The yacht had a mattress on deck, perfect for a romantic night on the deck.
Fourth Cherry : Underwater Shoot
It was the first time I shot underwater and I can now appreciate the difficulty of doing it. My first take resulted in me coughing out cospious amounts of seawater, as I went too deep underwater and got my snorkeling sprout submerged as a result.
I had to hold my breadth for most of the takes, due to the need for me to be complete submerged. That and the cold all affected my acting. But the director didn’t say anything about the acting, so I hope it will all turn out well in the end. With this experience, I know I can only do better the next time I’m needed to do an underwater scene, now that I know what to expect.
Gillian played my wife and my “daughter” was played by Jasmine. Gillian terrorised us throughout the shoot with her lame jokes and I daresay I now know how it feels like when some of my friends had to endure my corny moments. But she’s seriously far worse than me. Some of her jokes were really painful man. Actually, she kinda reminds me of George, aka Airhole, aka The Lord of Corn.
Jasmine impressed the whole lot of us with her gung-ho attitude for the underwater shots. I tell you, she’s so brave, she’ll put most of the boys her age to shame. I feel she’ll go far in this industry if she maintains her attitude. And she’s got talent as well. She maybe a little mischievous (I feel that’s part of her charm) but she delivers when it comes to the crunch.
*sigh* If I really had a daughter like her, she’ll so own me completely.
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