Child Of Nuin

So this happened.

I’ve been so excited about this, that by time it came around I was more than a little nervous to do it. Especially since, you know, it’s bellydancing for a friggin music video. I think I was entitled to freak out a little bit. Especially since, even though I do not have the body for it, I was dancing in a straight skirt and a decorated bra. Yup. Don’t think about it too hard, it’s not a nice visual.

I have discovered from this that I would much rather be behind the camera when this kind of thing is going down. Not when there’s acting or cosplaying to be done, but when I’m not wearing much I very much enjoy being either behind the camera or right at the back of the dancing pack. Which, thankfully, I was.

Anyway, the filming went really well, and I hope that post is going well too. It was a bit surreal, and at the same time very sobering to find out first hand exactly what goes in to filming things. I mean, I’ve been a part of college-level film projects before, but this was a lot different. Really, it gave me a good insight into the workings of filming music videos, which will be really useful when I finally get enough people to actually film the so fucking many cosplay music videos that I’ve been planning and directing in my head.

But back on topic, the filming went really well, I think Neha and the rest were really happy with it, and it was fun getting ready and dancing. So it wasn’t so bad. It only felt like it because I decided it was a good idea to watch some of the footage, which someone with confidence issues should never do, and then it took me a while to get back into it and start having fun again.

So, lesson of today is: if you don’t have very high self esteem, and you’re involved in the filming of a music video, don’t watch the footage until it’s too late to do anything about it. Just saying,

– Reillyn is AFK –


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