Jan 11, 2010
I was supposed to blog 3 days ago about this, but I was too damn busy. So I guess, some of you have seen the video on my Facebook fan page. And here is the story about this video.
Autumn Leave is a famous song sang by Eva Cassidy. I was totally in love with the song when first time I listened to it. It was so beautiful, yet emotional (Perhaps, Eva's soothing voice adds extra emotion to the song). It is a sad song! (*I don't know why, but I always fall in love with sad songs than happy ones).
The story in this song is about a girl, who misses her boyfriend so much. Since he left her, she started counting every autumn leave falling until the day he came back. The lyric is short, but full of meaning behind every word:
"The falling leaves drift by my window The falling leaves of red and gold I see your lips, the summer kisses The sunburned hands I used to hold Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter's song But I miss you most of all, my darling When autumn leaves start to fall Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter's song But I miss you most of all, my darling When autumn leaves start to fall I miss you most of all, my darling When autumn leaves start to fall"
Every time I listen to this song, I want to dance. So Sam Kumar (movie director) has met my idea and offered to make a dance music video for me. This was our first collaboration. It took us 2 weeks to finish recording all the scenes and another month for Sam to put all in together. It was fun during the shoot, but it was tiring too. I ever played a role and acted in theater before when I was at age of 16. I thought all acting was the same. But the truth is, acting in theater is totally different from acting movie, and a dance music video. There is no conversation, just facial expressions alone. One scene, we had to repeat a few times because either my facial expression was not deep enough to portray the story of the song, people walked around, or dogs ran here and there.
At last, we managed to finish. I'm very happy to see the video I've acted. Some people were asking me, what did you think when you were walking, sitting down and look very sad. What did you think??? To be honest, I didn't think of anything. I was looking at the bird lolz.
Just me myself with the feeling of walking around, thinking of my boyfriend, missing him, counting leaves falling to wait for him to come back, etc... So I guess, you should watch the video and judge yourself about my acting, I hope it won't be that horrible, :D
Overall, I like the video, but I dislike my make up that day. *pffff, the shiny make up plus the sunny weather made my eyes look so puffy. Hate!
Bonus: Photos behind scene.
Do I look like an angel fell down from the sky? Hahaha
Love my white real-silk dress bought at Vietnam airport! So flowy! I purposely reserve this dress for beach occasion, but still haven't gone to beach since I got it. So damn pissed!
Thank you so much for watching the video and reading this random post.