Rolling on the floor in front of strangers
Music video shoot day 1 arrives – sometime in March 2012. We’re in Peckham, London. Instantly I get a feeling that I need to hide my belongings when I arrive at the warehouse…just an observation. There are 4 floors and we are on the 3rd. On the 2nd floor are some people dressed in white chanting to something (the voices in their heads) – on the 1st floor are people still high from the rave the previous evening.
Leigh Keily the videographer, his assistant Dani, and myself somehow get shoved into a manually operated lift with a strange woman and no lighting….with Leigh’s cameras and copious amounts of equipment. The makeup artist Evan calls me while I’m in this scary lift saying he has arrived. Finally we reach the strange womans floor and are left alone to operate a lift we can’t see anything in. hilarious.
We’re all excited about starting the shoot until we realise that Evan is actually in a completely different location in London! How the…. seems he was standing outside Holiday Inn somewhere in the UK when he should’ve been in Peckham. He found his way to us eventually. THEN it was big hair, big nails, being attached to some dirty black sheet he’d found in the warehouse and being asked to roll around the floor to music. I don’t know about you but it’s not the easiest thing to do…roll around the floor in a dirty black sheet in front of others and try to look artistic about it. Check out the video to see what we got up to. It’s called Everything. I may even post the outtakes later on.
Thanks so much to Leigh who filmed it, and edited it with me. Also to Evan for fab makeup and sheet attachment. and Dani for all the help on day 1. Day 2 is another story.
ps – oh yeah, someone was a little bit shot outside the warehouse before we finished for the day. Just a little bit though. They were ok apparently. TAXI!