Hey everyone! I’m so excited to finally share today’s post! So much so, that this is the second post this week! I know, unheard of! But for the past few months I had some really exciting, but secret projects I was lucky enough to be a part of and couldn’t wait to be able to share it with you all. It’s hard when you have to wait a long time to do so. But today I get to share one of those projects with you! I was able to assist as a wardrobe stylist on a Skunk Anansie music video called “Love Someone Else”. Let me just say, it was absolutely incredible. Being able to experience what goes behind the making of a MV was completely new to me, but something I had always dreamt of being a part of. I’ve always been fascinated in film, and this was the perfect introduction.
Ever wondered what it’s like to work on a music video? Well for me, it went a little like this:
- Arrive with a very large suitcase containing designer clothes costing more or less the equivalent of your college tuition. Feel constantly aware of that fact.
- Begin setting up rails and cast wardrobe options into sections.
- Ogle the clothing without getting caught.
- Wait until cast members arrive by eating food at the crew table (since you forgot to eat today).
- First person arrives! Start fitting them into their wardrobe options to be approved by your boss.
- Continue this process until everybody is dressed.
- Send them up to hair and makeup, take amoment to rest.
- Once hair and makeup is done, help with final looks before rehearsals start.
- While they rehearse, eat pizza. Lots and lots of pizza. And custard creams.
- Also start putting away all the clothing not used in the video (but not with your greasy pizza hands, you wash those first).
- Finally you get the call that rehearsals are done. So, head to the set to hunker down to do wardrobe checks for the next couple of hours.
- Fangirl a little internally about being on a real music video set, but try to be professional at the same time.
- Learn song really, really well from dozens of takes.
- Wish you hadn’t eaten so much pizza.
- Hear the magic words “Thats a wrap!” and rush off set to de-robe the sudden wave of cast members ready to leave ASAP.
- Once everyone is undressed and gone, pack up your giant suitcase, say bye to all the amazing people you met and call an Uber to get you and your suitcase home(because no way you’re taking the tube with a big suitcase after this crazy day).
- Sit in your Uber, going over that incredible experience you just had.
- Try to get that song out of your head for the next few days.
So, that’s what my experience working on a music video was like! Unfortunately, photos weren’t permitted on or behind the set, so I have nothing of that nature to share with you all. However, here is the video itself! I Hope you guys enjoy!
Until Next Time! Xx