Such a crazy story!
Poonam had been playing with the idea of doing a video for Taylor Swift's "Ready For It" for a while. We both LOVE the song. I also really wanted to shoot a behind-the-scenes documentary about our projects so I thought this was an awesome opportunity to do that.
So I picked this spot up in the Angeles National Forest - up in the mountains - to shoot. I've shot there many times without trouble, and it's absolutely gorgeous, so I figured - perfect! Right? Wrong.
I guess having me, Poonam, two dancers, and two behind-the-scenes camera guys (our wonderful boyfriends) rubbed the park services folks the wrong way. So halfway through the shoot, we got kicked out for not having permits.
Still, this is honestly my favorite video that we've ever done. I was far more purposeful while shooting this than I normally am. I generally just shoot a variety of coverage and cut it together, but on this shoot, I picked very specific shots for very specific points in the song and the choreography. And I think it shows!
What do you guys think?