Endah Parade Sri Petaling.
Those who have read this would know what this blog post would be about. Sorry for the delay because I have been busy with tests and assignments but not tonight. Yes, I am sure some of you have listened to Najwa Latif's latest single entitled "Kosong" right?
Well I am actually kind of involved in the music video after somebody invited me via twitter. I emailed my details then I got it, my nationwide debut on Youtube and television screen!
Do not get me wrong okay; I am just one of the many extra casts for Najwa Latif's concert scene but I believe that it is a great start.
These are other extra casts for this scene and most of them are still young; seriously I felt old and awkward there hahaha. We gathered at 4 PM in the music store but the recording only started at 6PM; luckily we were served with food and drinks there.
I made friends with other extras as well, Hajar and Lynda while waiting for the crew to assemble their equipment. Hajar (left) is a freelance worker for Tayangan Unggul and she knows a lot of gossips among Malaysian artists! Lynda (right) is a Form 5 student and it has been her second time filming for Najwa Latif's music video; the first was for the song "Sahabat" in Bukit Bintang.
Our job is simple; to be the "crowd" at Najwa's concert but that also needs a lot of concentration since we cannot look at the camera! It was hard for me because I always ended up looking directly to the camera; lame...I know!
It took us nearly half an hour to shoot one scene for the "crowd" so now I know that acting and filming is not easy! For this part, we had to imagine that Najwa Latif was performing on stage with the camera recording our faces; we cannot look at the camera at all!
Then finally the scene with the real Najwa Latif on stage; the director took few shots and I deliberately put myself on the front row on Najwa's right side despite my height. The lyric of the song is simple so I had no problem singing the song.
Najwa Latif is so cute and her attitude matches her age and personality; she even addressed all of us as her friends and not fans.
Insyaallah if the music video is finally released then I will share it here. Please do not expect too much okay; there probably be no sign of me in the video at all. As I have said earlier; I am just an extra cast for the video clip.
The shooting ends at about 9 PM then I rushed back to UPM; I am thankful to Allah for giving me the chance to be a part of the music video. I don't care if it is just a small role but the experience is what matters. At least I could tell my kids all sorts of things that I have done in my life and how I Dare to Dream ;)
Venue : tempat
Delay : penangguhan
Nationwide : seluruh negara
Debut : kemunculan pertama
Extra cast : pelakon tambahan
Awkward : kekok
Gathered : berkumpul
Assemble : memasang
Equipment : peralatan
Freelance worker : pekerja bebas
Crowd : orang ramai/penonton
Concentration : tumpuan
Deliberately : sengaja
Despite : walaupun
Addressed : menyapa
Released : dikeluarkan
Rushed : bergegas