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Author: Caitlin Dechelle

Posted On: September 12th, 2011

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I recently got the opportunity to travel to Japan to shoot a commercial for JVC. It was my first time there and I was super excited! It was amazing how similar Japan was to the US you can still find McDonalds and all the same stuff there that you can find in the states! HA! Their technology is super cool, all of their cell phones work as credit cards in the train station and even some convenience stores. They just slide and go! So cool!

Shooting of the commercial was long, about 13-14 hours on set but it was so much fun and the cast and crew were great! The day started off kind of hard because everyone spoke japanese and of course I don’t. Luckily my translator helped to keep me in the loop with everything on set. The hardest part was probably tricking on concrete after a 12 hour day of standing around and filming. Cutting the apples, rose, and grapefruit was also quite difficult with my sword. When the object is flying at you, you have to have precise timing to make the cut. But I was up for the challenge and would not have wanted it any other way. The final edit of the commercial turned out to be amazing!
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Check out more photos and slow motion shots from the JVC Shoot


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