I am so sorry I have been so busy the past month, it's actually been insane. I've had prolonged glitter crash since Press Play finished (that's coming up as my next blog post - it was buck wild!) and I'm just starting to find my feet again. Self care, etc...
The purpose of this blog is to let you in on the amazing experience I had presenting the worlds first five second launch event for the Samsung Galaxy S9. It all happened so quickly - I literally got a call from my agent the Wednesday before asking if I was keen and available for an MC/presenting job, did a quick audition tape and BOOM - got the casting all within about 24 hours. Then that Friday and Saturday I spent filming and taking photos with the A team Yolanda Bartram, James Yang and Vola Tile for my #secretproject (which I will also be updating you about in another blog post) and then Sunday I had to go to a meeting with the producers and get wardrobe sorted, all the while trying to learn a script off by heart.
Monday I had another wardrobe fitting and then Tuesday I was at the set (which was The Cloud) working with the amazing cast and crew on the event, plus rehearing. Honestly, the amount of work that went into this launch was incredible. Let me break it down for you...
- We had 5 installations set up.
- The purpose of each installation was to showcase a particular feature of the S9.
- The giant martini glass showcased the waterproof shell of the S9
- The jelly's and icing sugar (which I was physically involved in) helped to showcase the quality of the slow-motion camera (which shoots at 960 FPS) and it's outstanding low light features thanks to the dual aperture camera lens.
- The presentation of the S9 showcased its slim-line design, infinity screen
- The entertainment station of dancers from ID Dance Crew showcased the amazing slow-motion quality of the S9.
- Lastly, the final station was of cameras pointed to the audience, so we could capture their reactions of the event.
- Each installation had 5 S9's rigged around them so that they could capture everything that happened in each station, as well as the crowd, for the launch event. So 25 S9's in total.
- Each station was timed to work in perfect syncronicity with the S9's, music, etc.
- A technical crew of over 30 people worked on this to make it all happen.
- The footage you see in the videos below was all taken at the launch.
- My role was to welcome everyone, inform them about the features, be a part of one of the installations (see if you can spot me!) and explain what they'd just witnessed. Also to fill time while the crew rendered and collated all of the footage off the S9's.
So rather than me tell you more about it - watch the below videos.
This first video shows you the launch and then the video that was shown in real time to everyone at the event.
This second film is a behind the scenes look which features yours truly and Director James Solomon from Flying Fish Films.
I'm so happy and blessed I got to be a part of something so awesome. Thank you to my agents Human Agency as well as Flying Fish and Colenzo BBDO for having me on board and trusting in my ablities to help make this such a success.
ALSO, NEWS: I've decided I'm going to have a website dedicated to acting and presenting, as it doesn't really link well with my burlesque stuff. Stay tuned as I'll be launching it in the next month.
Next up on the blog - Press Play 2018.