This week, I went to a few more locations to shoot my holiday theme music video in the City of San Francisco for this delightful holiday season of 2011. Embarcadero Ice Rink, Stonestown, Union Square, just to name a few. This afternoon, I actually went to shoot at two more locations in SF. First I was shooting at the public area of a commercial building in the heart of the Financial District, it’s really a beautiful scene. With many tourists walking by and taking pictures, (actually it’s not a tourist spot) I think the place and the feeling really fits my purpose of making this holiday music video – showing the holiday atmosphere around the City. I shot and snapped pictures and videos there before heading to the second location.
About half an hour later, I left the first location, took the F-line, and heading toward the Pier 39, where there is a big Christmas tree. I arrived and began to shoot, at the time when I arrived, there were lots of people around the tree, most of them are tourists, (I guess) and they were taking pictures under the tree. Some people were taking pictures of their friends, some were taking pictures of their family or their love ones, I just feel so sweet. But you know what? It’s not just sweet, but it’s so cold at the Pier 39! I stood there and shot videos for almost one hour, at the time when I left I felt my hands is freezing. I should better wear a coat before getting there, it was just too cold! Anyway, I wrapped up the shoot around 4 this afternoon.
So tomorrow is the last day of my shooting of this holiday music video, I’ll be going to the Powell St Cable Car Terminal as well as the area around the San Francisco Shopping Center. All production should be wrapped up by tomorrow afternoon, then I’ll start the post-production on Monday. You know what? I should finish my post-production really fast because I’m expecting to release my video on either December 19 or 20, just in time for the Christmas holiday. So lots of work ahead, but I believe I could get it done on time. More importantly, I want to show everyone how people in San Francisco are preparing for the holiday season.
I snapped some pictures this afternoon, enjoy! Until next time. You can always check out my “Holiday Spirit In San Francisco 2011 – Production Photos" on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/victorleivideo. Remember, remember to “like" my page when you’re seeing the pictures, okay?