The narrative shoot definitely created more anxiety than the performance shoot, as I was the only one who knew of the location we ended up filming in, and last time I went there was about four years ago. From my memories I remembered that it would be a great location for our shoot, but I wasn’t 100% sure that I remembered everything correctly. Knowing this, we still decided to go there and my team took my word for it.
When we ended up getting there, it was exactly as I remembered, maybe even better which was great. From there we started to take the shots we created on our shot lists and anything else we came up with on the spot. We ended with around 50 shots, as we took two of each minimum, we ended with about 108 shots.
The MES was perfect – the bunker was in quite a awful state – it did in fact feel like it was about to collapse, and the graffiti on the walls created a great sense of atmospheric immersion within the genre and the overarching themes of the song. It fit in very well in my opinion.
We were aware of any dangers before entering the bunker, although all of the aspects came from my memory, as no one else in my group even knew that this place existed, but we stick to them and ended with no injuries.
Owen was the main character in our narrative shoot, so it was up to me and Georgi to film it all, but we also played roles in the narrative shoot, during our scenes, I would either leave the camera on a stock shot and leave it filming as we walk in to the shot and do what we need to, or we would film each other.
Since Georgi had to leave for the doctor as well as having a more predominant role in our narrative, I filmed most of it, but we shared the ideas and made sure all of us like the shots. At the end, me and Owen went through all of our shots to make sure there isn’t anything we’ve missed or just something we could add, thus we decided to film two separate endings and see which one fits better in the video once we start creating it.