Oddly enough, we shot this one a while before we shot "Ready For It," we just released "Ready for It" first because this was a VERY tricky edit. Very very tricky.
Remember when I said that "Ready For It" was shot very purposefully? Not just for coverage? This one was quite the opposite. In fact, I would say "Ready For It" turned out as good as it did because of the lessons learned on "Born Ready."
Poonam and I both really wanted to shoot in the desert. I was really inspired by the music video for "Black" by Lee Hyori, so I wanted to find a spot with a similar vibe. Mistake number one - because I wanted to shoot during golden hour, we didn't start driving up to the Lancaster desert until late afternoon. Not nearly enough time to compensate for mistake number two... we didn't have a specific spot in mind, so when we got the desert it took a while to find a patch of terrain that wasn't hazardous.
Even the spot we ended up with was problematic. Poonam kept getting stickers in her feet, and I was constantly running away from bees. For this reason, the coverage we got was, well, what we got, and there was too much chaos for me to be really intentional with my shots, resulting in a tricky edit.
That said, holy moly, considering the circumstances, look at that beautiful desert! Look how gorgeous the video turned out! I think we came out as winners once again. What do you think?