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Samsung Galaxy S9 Launch

Hello Everyone! 

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. 

Amazing, huh? 

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.

Living your Passion

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
— Buddha

A little advice from yours truly.

Being an entrepreneur is hard work. Period. Trying to juggle the work/life balance is hard. Period. But would I change it for anything? Never. 

I'm working crazy hours at the moment - I'm scheduling posts for events, my promotions as a performer, my company, creating media and graphics to go with said scheduled posts, responding to emails, writing quotes, I'm performing quite a bit (it's the busy season!) teaching hens parties and teaching private tuition. I'm doing some professional development in media and marketing on the side in between everything else (luckily I can go at my own pace and plan to really get into it over the summer) as well as trying to find time to rehearse, schedule in work meetings, fit in yoga and not go insane. Plus trying to be a devoted and present parent who also has all the house hold chores like cooking, cleaning, washing, etc to do.

BUT.. would I trade it for the world? No, never. I am living my best life - I produce shows, event manage, teach and perform for a living, which allows me to make my job work around my daughter and not the other way around. Yes, it's hard. Yes, it means long hours BUT...I love it! I breathe it. I crave it. I couldn't be happier. I love my life.

If YOU want something, WORK your backside off to get it. Yes, it's going to be hard. Yes, the road less traveled isn't the easiest or quickest way to get to where you want to be. But I promise you, keep on keeping on, even in your darkest days - remember why you started down the road to live your passion in the first place. Rekindle the spirit, fight your way back to that place where the spark ignited, and you'll be back on track.

Yes, there will be doubters. But you know what? Don't listen. Do what fuels you (obviously so long as it doesn't hurt or damage anyone or anything - karma's well and truly real!). So, as I sit here pouring over all this work that's coming out my ears, I am smiling and I am content. Because I built this. I have worked hard for this. This work I have is because of connections I've made and the hard work I've put into what I do. I've got a long way to go, but I am on the uphill slope and I'm going to keep climbing.

Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who care and want you to succeed.

Live your passion.

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