It was back in late January that I started this project for MasterCard's Priceless Cities. I found this opportunity to do a couple of travel videos and made a pitch to do an independent production. I get to travel and make videos at the same time? Hello, I'm there.
There was that thrilling moment of finding out I was one of three to win the pitch. I put together a tiny "crew" of three people, and after a whirlwind of a mere 2 week-long preparation, we were off to London. In retrospect, I should've found a producer to help me; I was doing too many roles by myself. Writer/director/producer, and later on editor as well. But I was pumped, and ready to wield my creative power with little constraints. In true run-and-gun style, Ben (the DP) and I and our lovely talents went around all over London, making it happen.
6 months later, I have two solid videos completed, each a minute-long, but there's been a long and dragged out process of waiting for feedback and legal issues... things I'm all too familiar with in the world of advertising.
We're getting very close though. And I have great news to share, once they're released. Now if only we can get these out in the world...