I’m excited to announce that I’ve teamed with the Globe and Mail to produce a series of online Yoga Basics videos!
The videos are short (~2min long) and offer guided instruction into a variety of poses, each with a specific focus (ie yoga for ankle strength).
Check out the teaser here:
Filmed and edited by the lovely Amanda Palmer
I was approached to do the series via instagram by Amanda and Shannon. After a skype interview with Shannon at the Globe and Mail’s Toronto office, we arranged to do a test shoot. We wanted to showcase Vancouver’s beauty, so we choose Kits beach as the location for the shoot.
I wrote scripts that Amanda and Shannon helped me edit via email exchange. The entire process, from script writing to working on camera, was new to me. To practice, I recorded myself reading the script on my macbookpro cam. Speaking on camera was surprisingly much more difficult than I had anticipated. I expected camera work to be less intimidating than teaching yoga to a class of students, but it actually felt much more uncomfortable for me.
For the shoot, we prepared 4 scripts and filmed them on one of the few Sunny days in over a week in Vancouver. The filming took approx 5hrs, however I believe because it was my first time working on film it took longer than it could have. I was nervous and fumbling my words but after the first two shoots started to get more comfortable. The whole process was an incredible learning opportunity for me and a lot of fun! I feel very grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to do more yoga video projects in the future!
Amanda has done a great job editing the clip, you can check out the first video here!