Wednesday, July 11, 2012 "Music"

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Director/Executive Producer - Michelle Vine
Writer - Jamie Levy
DP - Richard Vialet
Colorist - Eric McClain
VFX/Graphics - Daniel Bury
1st AC - Tanner Stauss
Gaffer - Dan Schmeltzer
Key Grip - Chad Pelsang
Art Director - Allison Fry
Sound Mixer/Sound Editor- Garrett Barnett
Hair/Make-up - Sabrina Sanchez
Production Coordinator - Jack Waite
Art PA - Tabitha Adams
Craft Service - Linda Lubuga
Site Rep - Vera Kaprielian

Why this script/concept? How does it reflect your vision as a
commercial director?

The reason I chose this script was that there was very much a feminine
empowerment as well as a normality that I believe all women went
through when it came to dating. Then also, I'm a big fan when it comes
to using thematic or memorable songs that you saw from films or tv in
the past and that as a director you get the chance to make and relive
those songs in a different format and have it shown to a newer and
even older generation.

What was the casting process like?

I was fortunate to have a good cast that knew what I was looking for.
They understood the concept of the script.

How did you search for/lock a location?

Like everyone else who can't afford a locations manager or locations
service company, craigslist. lol

How did you select your DP, crew?

Lately, I've been working with DPs from AFI. That school produces good
DPs. I found Richard, who is a AFI alumni, on AFI's site where the
alumni's keep in contact with the conservatory. But really what made
me choose him was based off of a feature film he did and he used the
Sony F3 which I was eyeing to use.

How did shooting go? Any challenges?

I think the shooting went smoothly especially that we were up against
rain and limited resources. The real challenges were pre-production
and the post-production.

Tell us about editing and finishing.

The editing I did myself on FCP. I always wished to give it to someone
who is an editor because you never know what they may surprise you
with, but when you go over budget there's rarely any money to hire
anyone that is passionate and experienced at the same time. But I was
lucky to hire an experience colorist from the industry that gave me a
great deal.

In retrospect, is there anything you would have done differently?

There are so many things that I could of done differently, and as a
director you're never going to get the same outcome that you visioned
before shooting it. But overall, I tend to keep those thoughts to
myself and just learn from it.

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