My alarm goes off at 545am. I set it last night so I could get a sunrise timelapse. I get up, walk to the camera, start the timelapse, bathroom and then straight back to sleep. Around 10am we head to a Manila TV show, the boys perform and do a quick interview, I grab some footage and then we head back to the hotel for lunch and some rest before going to the venue.
I film the arrival, I was going to put the GoPro on the front of the van but am told by security not to as it will probably get ripped off. Once inside I check the screens are working, which they are, though I voice my concerns over the way the screens are being run, i’m reassured it’ll be fine, but i’m not happy. I film the guys backstage for a bit before dinner, and possibly the best Creme Brûlée i’ve ever tasted. Once darkness hits I head outside to get some views of the arena, when i’m walking back I am spotted and before long everyone is cheering and shouting my name, its so surreal!
Showtime, and like I thought, the screens don’t come on. Infact they only work for maybe 50% of the show maximum. I’m really annoyed and we are told a multitude of different reasons as to why it isn’t working. All excuses for the real reason of not having the right system in for such a job. I shoot the show and we leave and head back to the hotel, I film a piece with Brad saying goodbye to Manila and then I grab a shower and watch Whiplash in bed, its pretty good, though not as good as some critics are saying in my view. Worth a watch though.