Concert was LIVE as fuck. Mosh pits, uncontrolled substances, women, goons, this concert had it all lol.
So this past Friday I had the wonderful opportunity to assist my homie Andre in his interview with Wale. This interview we were doing was definitely the most A-list celeb/musician we’ve ever had the opportunity to speak with so it was quite nerve racking experience.
That being said, I must’ve had and made the most rookie mistakes ever. I think he hated me.
First off, I was the one recording the video while Andre was speaking. Mid interview I get a couple BBM msgs and since my phone isn’t on vibrate I’m pretty sure he heard the “ding, ding”.
“Ok, I doubt anyone else will msg or let alone call. Let me keep filming and ignore it”… is what I said to myself.
Less than a minute later I get a phone call while the phone is still NOT in vibrate. I quickly fidget around and send the call to voicemail in my pocket. *dc slams head on desk*
Now the interview was wrapped and we needed Wale to do the drop (when the celeb says “yo you checking out blah blah.com”). I stop recording and prepare to re-record so it’s a separate video file, lo-and-behold Wale is already on the ball and giving his most swaggered shout out.
“Uh… can we do that one more time”. *Wale gives dc a quick glare*
We finally finished… or atleast that’s what I thought.
Later on, the promoter asks me to record ANOTHER drop from Wale, but this time, for her own company.
Short story long, I asked another cameraman to provide some light for me from his rig while I recorded this second drop… but Wale does the drop while looking in the camera providing the light and NOT MINE.
“Uhhh… can you do it one more time and look in my camera?” *Wale gives death stare*
Safe to say, I don’t think I’ll ever be apart of the MMG empire
This was my first time photographing a live event besides a concert, and since this was a singing competition, I guess you could say it was right up my alley lol.
University of Western’s CSA team put forth an asian idol type competition and also invited YouTube celebrity and beautiful singer, Clara C as a guest judge and performer.
I’ve always had great nights partying in London, almost felt right to actually do some WORK in that city lol.
Another night out in the city… another night sleeping at 6am… I need to fix myself.
I had about 4 hours of sleep, worked a full day, then sped downtown to shoot the Rick Ross concert. Then I ended up coming home around 2am, and started editing my photos from the concert. During this time, me and my good friend Carmen struck up conversation on MSN and one of the things that came up was, how so many things can change within a year. I joked around and said that we both have changed… but pondering about it some more I realized neither of us have really changed, but more so it was the environment we are in that has changed.
So my final thought is this… we don’t really change over time necessarily, the core of us remains the same I mean. The best analogy I can think of at 5am right now is that it’s similar to actors on a movie set. When watching the filming behind-the-scenes, the actors stay in their position and role, but the crew will change the set around them (furniture, rooms, doors, etc.) over and over depending on the scene. Make sense? I hope so. Which leads to the next thought… life is a movie, grab some fucking popcorn lol.