Usually, it is largely performed as it is requested. The director sets the big frame first, then the people in demand of every single aspect meet up with, and then the drawings of the sets are completed.
We look at which props to place, how to use the light, and look at each way, then determine how significantly creative features to place. I handle one particular of the parts and participate. Mainly because sets can in no way be accomplished by itself, we coordinate with specialists in different fields depending on the established composition.
How a lot resourceful liberty are you presented in making these sets?
It depends, but for a new music online video, it has a fixed concept and tale. When it comes to storyboard-based mostly space composition, the studios that make the sets initial choose after they talk about time and spending budget with many stakeholders if it can be constructed in time.
Detailed features about the set room can be freely suggested, but I do not hold the proper to make your mind up. Immediately after acquiring the acceptance for each element—like color and texture for a wall, in just that outline—I’m absolutely free to use regardless of what components I want.
Like for the moon sculpture from the BTS online concert, if their ask for is basically to “make it authentic and nice,” I have the flexibility to determine out how to express it, but the principle of the moon and house is determined by the business.
What are the largest troubles you confront operating in this business?
I experience pressured to do properly simply because people from the opposite aspect of the Earth can see my perform. What’s harder is that sometimes—depending on the producer—the ownership of the get the job done goes to the producer. Mainly because of that, I are unable to enable the earth know that I did the get the job done. It’s emotionally frustrating and I truly feel it is unfair that I can’t take a photo, even if I designed it.
What is it like doing the job with all these idols?
When I initially started this line of do the job, the point that I can converse with the idols whenever and try to eat together with them surprised me. So I took pics with them anytime I had the prospect, but I didn’t know the implicit rule in the set then.
Now, probably because I am more mature, I do not get those feelings when I see them. I just want them to shoot properly on the established that I designed.
What have been your most favorite tasks and why?
The most unforgettable one is my function for BLACKPINK‘s tunes movie, ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’. With the shooting day set, I was asked for to paint a mural of Jisoo, but I was on a organization vacation abroad for a mural project in Vietnam with community artists.
When I heard that they would replace my mural [of Jisoo] with a banner if I couldn’t do it, I felt this terrific feeling of obligation. 3 days ahead of the ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ shoot, I rushed to the studio as shortly as I arrived in Korea. When I bought there, they’d previously ready a banner just in situation.
Thankfully, I completed my mural securely. Portray a sophisticated portrait for a music movie is not precisely “regular.” I am deeply grateful they nevertheless resolved to work with me. It was a extremely unforgettable mural to me. And I’m happy of the selection of views that the music video clip carries on to get.
What type of tunes do you pay attention to?
In advance of I started out this line of get the job done, I typically listened to EDM or pop. But I hear to K-Pop a good deal today. I hear to the songs of the singers I operate with at the very least at the time. My playlist is loaded with K-Pop.