In 2013, I moved to Mumbai, India for a college summer internship. For 2+ months, I filmed 3 commercials with a Bollywood production company, Apostrophe Films. The first commercial I worked on was for one of the largest coffee brands in India, Bru Cofee.
Script: The actress (Anushka Sharma) is embarrassed she doesn’t know how to tie a saree (a traditional garment worn in India, passed down as an heirloom). Her best friend (Imran Khan) surprises her and demonstrates how easy it is to tie a saree.
For this ad, I presented set design ideas to the director, developed a motion graphic end card slate that were handed off to an animation team, and worked on site as a script supervisor. As script supervisor, I collaborated with the director to make sure objects did not shift around on set.
The next advertisement I worked on was for Dell.
Script: The son (Sonny) wants his dad to buy him a new laptop. He enlists the help of family members and co-workers to remind his dad of all the reasons why he should buy him a laptop. For this ad, I presented set design ideas to the director, worked on site as an assistant director and hand-crafted the bread laptop made out of olives and carrots. I even designed a coffee cup that was used in a scene, but the scene was cut in post to fulfill the 30 sec request from the client Dell.
For this ad, I presented set design ideas to the director, worked on site as an assistant director and hand-crafted a bread laptop made out of olives and carrots! My favorite memories from this shoot were traveling to music stores in India to track down a djembe and designing a coffee cup that appeared in the ad.