When Ming Yu first joined the cast, the deputy director specifically reminded him that Director Xu had just returned to Huaxia. He had been specifically invited by Nidelan to shoot this ad and wasn’t familiar with other people in the crew. It seemed that there was a small disagreement that was now being negotated.
Xu Yizong’s name was naturally known by Ming Yu. He was a big director who often filmed commercial blockbusters. The highest grossing commercial action movie at the Huaxia box office last year was his work. Nidelan must’ve gone through a great deal of effort and money to get Xu Yizong to shoot this ad. In addition, it was normal for a big director to be harsh and demanding, with a temper that wasn’t necessarily good.
As Ming Yu approached the director and camera team, he heard the argument from far away.
“Put all eight cameras in place. Don’t dawdle, ok? We are going to shoot an advertisement for first-tier luxury goods, not a small drink. Don’t be afraid of saving money on multi-angle shots. What we want is the effect. I am the director. Listen to me, understood?”
“But Director Xu, the machines that you requested are all imported from abroad and don’t use electronic chips. They use film! It is too much to use this. If there are several NGs then it will…”
“Are you the director or am I the director?”
“But Director Xu…”
This was the first time Ming Yu had seen someone daring enough to go against a director on set, especially since Xu Yizong was a famous Huaxia director. Once Ming Yu approached, he discovered that the person arguing with Xu Yizong was actually someone he knew. Tan Jingming who was in charge of the camera group when shooting the Shuyue Lemonade ads.
Tan Jingming was still trying to advise Director Xu. “Director Xu, how about we shoot with four cameras and then take a second shot? It will turn out well with post-editing. The effect…”
Director Xu waved his hand impatiently and told Tan Jingming. “In this crew, what I say is what will happen. Tan Xiaozi, if it wasn’t for your mother’s sake, I would’ve kicked you out of the crew right now!” (Xiaozi= youngster/young fellow)
Tan Jingming’s face turned green at the words and he bit his lip, not speaking anymore.
Ming Yu frowned at the sight. Then Luo Ru came over and whispered in Ming Yu’s ears, “I just found out when talking to the crew. Xiaotan who filmed the ad with us last time is also here. The director wanted to shoot with eight cameras at the same time, but Xiaotan didn’t agree with him. He is in charge of the camera team and Director Xu wanted to shoot with film, where the exposure is larger. If there ares several NGs, the camera will become a bit depleted.”
Ming Yu had already heard these things and was curious about another issue.
“Sister Luo, who is Brother Tan’s mother?”
Luo Ru sighed and said, “Previously, Xiaotan was very low-key when shooting the Shuyue Lemonade ads so I didn’t know. Today, I just checked his information. His mother is Tan Yunqing. Xiaotan takes his mother’s surname and is from a single parent family. The reason why Xiaotan was able to take charge of this Nidelan advertisement shooting is also because his mother wanted him to learn. She helped him by arranging this opportunity.”
Ming Yu’s eyes narrowed at the words and he shifted his gaze to the chagrined Tan Jingming.
Tan Yunqing was the most famous female photographer in Huaxia. Her status in the industry was equivalent to Old Fei. In the international community, her popularity was even higher.
Tan Yunqing was famous from early on. When she was a teenager, she won first place in a world-class photography contest. Afterwards, she kept winning awards year after year. She had outstanding achievements in both commercial photography and art photography.
Old Fei was comparable to Tan Yunqing in commercial photography, but he was far worst when it came to humanist photography. It should be noted that Tan Yunqing had won first place in the Sony Photography Contest in Japan. The one who motivated all female photographers in Huaxia and was their idol was Tan Yunqing.
It was natural that Tan Yunqing could arrange to have her son enter the Nidelan crew. The last time Ming Yu filmed the Shuyue Lemonade ads, he had contact with Tan Jingming. In Ming Yu’s mind, Tan Jingming had some strengths. However, he didn’t have tact with people and needed to hone his temper.
Ming Yu thought about this as he approached Tan Jingming with a smile. “Brother Tan, long time no see. I didn’t expect to work with you again.”
Tan Jingming wasn’t surprised to see Ming Yu. He just nodded stiffly and said, “Long time no see, Ming Xiaoyu.”
His appearance made Ming Yu confused. Tan Jingming wasn’t an easily irritated person and his relationship with Tan Jingming was fairly good. Why did he have this attitude?
After speaking a few more words, Tan Jingming said something that made Ming Xiaoyu stunned. His mouth twitched and he didn’t know how to respond.
“Ming Xiaoyu, Director Xu knows your acting level and that you will NG many times. How can he be so wasteful? I think that eight cameras are too many and aren’t necessary. However, Director Xu is used to big commercial movies and doesn’t care about money!”
Ming Xiaoyu, “…”
Speak clearly, what level was he?
“He said that he didn’t care about money and asked for good machines. This is Sony’s latest product that was only launched at the beginning of this year. I have one at home and my mother won’t even let me touch it! As soon as I thought about Director Xu spoiling them on you, I couldn’t bear it…”
Ming Xiaoyu, “…”
Who would spoil them?
“I had to speak, even at the risk of making Director Xu angrier. Nidelan isn’t lacking money, but I love cameras! This time, the director asked for such a large exposure request. If you NG 10 or 20 times, there will be too much damage to the ccd and I can’t bear it!” (TL: CCD= an electronic light sensor used in various devices including digital cameras)
Ming Xiaoyu, “…”
“By the way Ming Xiaoyu, why aren’t you talking?”
“…” He didn’t want to talk.
“Ming Xiaoyu? What’s wrong?”
“…” What did you say? You would be angry if you heard the same words! ?＿?
Why did Ming Xiaoyu say just now? Tan Jingming really didn’t have any tact with people!
This was why Ming Xiaoyu didn’t argue with him. He knew that Tan Jingming wasn’t malicious and was only speaking the words from his heart. If this happened to other people with relatively small eyes, Tan Jingming could suffer a big loss. If he kept acting like this and making the relationship between him and Director Xu worse, it was likely that Tan Jingming would be directly driven out of the crew!
However, Ming Yu also knew that Tan Jingming really liked photography and sincerely cared for the cameras. After pondering it for a moment, his heart became less comfortable and he asked, “Brother Tan, are you so sure that I will NG?”
Tang Jingming nodded instantly. “Of course, you will NG. It won’t be normal if you don’t!”
Ming Xiaoyu, “…（/=＿=）/～┴┴”
I will turn and report you to Director Xu!
In any case, Director Xu pressed down Tan Jingming’s nonsense using his own powerful means. Tan Jingming directed the work of the other people in the camera team while preparing to steer the No. 1 camera.
It was a long shot.
Ming Yu would enter the cocktail party, meet with the blonde, communicate and finally steal the fragrance.
The high-end banquet hall was full of beautiful men and women dressed in bright colours, who were buzzing and laughing. The hall was gorgeous from the luxurious decorations, luring every person who walked in.
Ming Yu entered the room at this time.
From the moment he walked in, eight cameras aligned to his position from different angles. First, the hand that pushed the door was slender and distinct. It seemed like a random action that pushed open the door, but it was slow and sensuous.
After waiting for Ming Yu to actually enter the camera, Tan Mingjing froze for a moment and quickly moved the No. 1 camera, almost making a mistake.
The youth was wearing black clothes and the texture of the clothing could be seen. His hair was sprayed back from his face, exposing the handsome face to the public. It was accompanied by a noble and elegant temperament.
After entering the banquet hall, all the people inside couldn’t help looking at him.
The noble and glamourous gentleman’s lips slightly curved up and his eyes glanced indifferently at the audience before he headed towards a certain direction. He wasn’t walking on a catwalk but his posture was very good, as if he was a king on the red carpet. His every step was calm and quiet.
The blonde female invited to play against Ming Yu was a famous French model. She was tall with fine facial features and beautifully coloured eyes. Usually, everyone’s hearts couldn’t help thinking of an ‘angel’ when seeing this female model
However, this time nobody paid attention to this ‘angel.’
The eyes of the extras couldn’t help falling on Ming Yu as he stepped closer to the blonde. At the same time, the latter raised her head slightly and looked at the youth in front of her with a provocative and enchanting gaze.
The female model wore 8cm high heels, making her much taller. It could be said that the female model’s height was equal to Ming Yu. However, at the same time, a woman would look taller than a man. Therefore, they would be more imposing with the height advantage.
This time, to everyone’s surprise, they didn’t think this woman was imposing at all!
On the contrary, the original noble and beautiful female model seemed to become a woman in love in front of the young man. Her clear eyes looked up at Ming Yu like she fell in love at first sight. A beautiful and romantic atmosphere spread.
Tan Jingming felt sluggish as he looked at this scene through the camera.
When had Ming Yu’s acting become so good?
In fact, there was one thing that Tan Jingming never noticed. This time, Ming Yu wasn’t deliberately acting as another person. He was himself, the person he was acting was himself.
Ming Yu’s temperament and demeanor would never let any photographer down.