CARLOS ESPINOSA - LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, AFRICA - Well the first week is over; all I can say is that I am very exhausted. We finally got our lighting issues resolved and we are moving along. This week was very tough, we have been working very hard to keep up with our schedule and complete the shoot. I think I am not the only one to say this, while changing to a different scene, I can see everybody trying to catch a breather and even caught some sleeping.
I can’t say enough of how hard the crew has worked, I think everybody knows our roles and as soon as we hear “set up”, you see everybody doing their own thing to begin shooting. I have learned so much this week, mainly to adapt to different situations, this being a tight room to shoot, light, power source, but we have overcome every single obstacle so far. The last two days, we got to shoot with the glidecam, dolly and the steadicam, even though it is a little more complicated, I am enjoying every minute of it, we are capturing some great shots.
This week, we got to shoot in ZNBC and yesterday we got to see Cyndi get interviewed live on the ZNBC “Better TV” show. It was fun seeing the camera people work and see the different techniques they use to shoot live TV, as well as the live editing. We also got to come out and introduce ourselves on live TV.
I am looking forward for week two to continue with the shooting; hopefully we won’t have a lot of surprises like we did the first week.