Anja was extremely beautiful. She was very stunning in person as well as in her work. The shoot was 20 hours long. 4am-midnight. Was the longest job I've ever been apart of. It was a very cool experience tho working with another well known model and the fashion giant Armani in itself. A lot more goes into things than most people think. This commercial was only 15 seconds long of actual footage, yet took 20 hours! Take after take after take after take. Over and over again. But overall it was a great experience and I had a fun time doing it!
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The downfall was that I didn't even get a recognizable part.... and only like 2 seconds worth, but it's all good. The experience alone was cool enough =] I'm the one in the back in the beginning who turns his head. If you look hard enough you can tell it's me! This also shows that a lot more goes into commercials and even modeling jobs period. I went thru 3 castings and 20 hours on set for 15 seconds and I was barely recognizable. It took a year of editing, I didn't even see the commercial until December of that year, Macy's being the company who bought the footage to play on TV. Modeling isn't as easy as some think, the people who decide who is going to be in their ads and jobs are EXTREMELY selective and won't stop till they get and find what they want. Some people just assume it's simple to be picked for a job such as this, but really have no idea what goes into something even as short as 15 second commercial. I've never gone thru 3 castings and a fit to confirm for a job before! A little insider of the industry for you all to see ;)