this week. I think I can call it a “modeling” job since we are hired to model clothes/ furniture/ baby accessories for various baby companies. It is both
photographs and video that we have to shoot, so it is quite a bit of work. We
had only done our second gig a few days before this, but since it was the same
team picking us up, we assumed that the day would be quite similar. Evidently,
that wasn’t a safe assumption. We had to drive for over an hour to get to the
show-house that we would be using for the set. Elijah was the “baby model” for
a company that sells cribs and bedding. I wasn’t in as many of the pictures as
him, but there were a number of scenes where I had to interact with him while
could barely recognize, we climbed out of the car and made our way into a house
that looked like it had literally been airlifted in from England. I thought
that the outside of the house was out of the norm for China, and that was
before we had even stepped inside. We put on the fanciest shoe covers that I
had ever seen (to protect the floors) and then made our way into THE MOST
AMAZING house I have ever seen in China. Apparently the whole thing was just
for show, built as a model unit for the surrounding houses. WOW – every single
detail in this show house was absolutely perfect. Nothing about it was Chinese,
which surprised me because I doubt that Chinese people like this style of home
décor. It was all so surreal. The house reminded me of those that I had been
to when I lived in London a few years ago. I wandered off with Elijah, “to
change his diaper” and we explored this incredible triple-story British-style
Can you believe this boys’ bedroom?! It was amazing! Everything in here was so soft and comfy. Yes, I totally sat on the bed and in the armchair by the window. I’d understand if it was all just a bunch of cheap props, but even the rug on the floor was super soft and luxurious! The books on the shelves, were however, not real. On the bed was a collection of Harry Potter memorabilia.
The furniture was moved out of the main bedroom on the third floor, and Elijah’s crib was set up for the shoot. Throughout the course of the day, I think we changed cribs about four times. The bedding was also changed quite frequently for pictures, and Eli had to lie in some sleep sacks that this company makes. haha – I was amused seeing them trying to get Eli to lie down and “pretend to sleep”. Some of these people have obviously never been around active crawling babies before.
|This family has no idea that their house has been relocated to China.
|Less than impressed|