This was an amazing experience. I’d never covered any fashion week event before, let alone any huge event as a videographer. It was pretty full on from day one. My team consisted of myself on video, a stills photographer, and our official blogger. This was a first for us all.
We’d get there early enough to get settled in the media centre before the first runway show. In each runway location, there was a designated media pit where photographers and camera crews could set up gear without worrying about the crowds getting in the way. This media pit would always be at the bottom of the runway to ensure the best shots.
We were very pleasantly surprised at how everyone working in the media pit were so friendly and considerate. There was easy comraderie among us shooters and everyone was very considerate when staking their positions trying their best not to obstruct anyone else’s shot. I think everyone could appreciate that everyone was here to do a job and that everyone needed to walk away the goods. There was this hurry-up-and-wait pattern to our days. We had to hustle during our short windows of set-up and the runway events were only a several minutes long, but in between there was a lot of waiting.
Not that we spent that time doing nothing. We’d rest in the media centre where we’d back-up and edit our images. Media coverage was instant. We’d have photos and even video clips up on Instagram and Facebook within minutes of a show’s end. The immediacy was surprising even to us, and we were the ones accomplishing it.
At the end of those 4 days, we were exhausted but so happy with all that we had done. We met so many talented, beautiful and friendly people. I’m really happy to have been a part of such a fantastic event. Below is the highlights video I shot and edited myself.