This MV shoot was actually scheduled way before the actual release of the album. I had initially scheduled for the shoot to be in Sept 2012… but I could only manage to release the album sometime in Apr/May 2013. The planning to do the shoot was already in the works, and so we decided to go ahead with it first… in Aug 2012!
What was exciting about this music video was, I arranged for my awesome pledgers (supporters who had pledged funds for my new album via Pledgemusic) to be involved in the MV shoot. I was a little apprehensive because I wasn’t sure how so many people could be involved, but all thanks to the director Jimmy at Filmotion, we did it! We first had a meet-up to brief each participant, and it turned out that they needed to prepare placards or posters with the words “Haha” or “哈哈”). I didn’t imagine that they had to do so much on top of their time for the shoot, but I understand the sentiments behind the director’s idea – it will be very cool to see the works of the supporters in the video too. In this way, everyone will be more involved creatively 🙂
The shoot started around 8am that morning… there was a lot of waiting around , esp since there were so many people involved, but we only had one day to do this, so it was always better to have people ready on standby -_-
Before I go on, I really need to thank LollyTalk for kindly sponsoring SO MANY GOOD-LOOKING (and yummy) candies for this MV (see 2 separate blog entries on my thoughts on the candies here (‘New candy store in town’) and here (‘Album Launch Concert’).
(Yes! Even the letters for ‘B-E-V-L-Y-N’ and the TV above are candy pieces!)
We had 2 locations – the first one is a friend’s apartment with a huge white-washed wall:
Here’s a photo of (L-R) Jimmy (videographer), Andy (actor), Alicia (director), Kaixin (actress), and me!
(Candies courtesy of LollyTalk )
And the kind supporters who rooted for me with their time, sweat and efforts. (Above: L-R: Kelvin, whom you might recognise from local movie ‘That Girl In Pinafore‘, and twins Fion and Jenielle). Other than the super crew involved, I’d also like to thank Michelle & Phoebe, Christina & Sian Leong & Joel, Beldin, Chunqi, Klaudia’s family, Louise’s family, and everyone else involved in one way or another. This MV will always be special to me. just because all of you are involved.
Elaine Sow (makeup)
Vividoll (Clothes for Kaixin and I)
LollyTalk (awesome candies)
Partyworld (you can now sing 《哈哈哥》’The Haha Song’, exclusively at Partyworld!)
Check out the music video here: