The call times were extremely early – to shoot the scene in the train, we had to get the train at 7:05 from the Hauptbahnhof in Zurich. Before that we also had to get a couple of shots on the platform as well as making sure everyone got into hair and make-up on time – this meant we were there at 5 am. One of the most important shots that we needed to get was Emily looking out onto the Rheinfall through the train window. We literally had 5 seconds to get this shot and only one time to do it. This meant that everyone was extremely alert and tense on the train.
What was great for our employees to experience was to see how a professional video shoot happens - they were amazed that it required such a large crew (10 people from the film crew, hair and makeup, a stylist, a person for the sound) – and the waiting times in between shots to readjust light or conditions. It was a great change of pace and experience for them since many of them have never been involved in something like this.
If you look closely, you will see that there is a filter effect on parts of the video – this looks a little bit like a haze. This was achieved through a hazer – to get this effect ended up being a lot more difficult than we thought, since the ventilation system in the HQ is automatic and always sucked the haze right away. Without the help of our infrastructure team, we would have not been able to do it (they were on call all day for air conditioning, opening and closing window blinds, moving furniture, etc.).
Last but not least: Coffee and Food. I have never experienced a group of people eating so much and consuming so much coffee!