A Day in the Life: Filming in Miami

Hi there! Sorry I wasn’t able to pop up a new post yesterday, but I had to get into bed early on Wednesday because the advertising agency I work for was shooting a commercial bright and early on Thursday morning.

I’m the digital marketing director so I don’t normally get to go on video shoots, but I asked specifically if I could go to this one because it was for one of my favorite clients!

I’ve put together a short video recapping the day here:

For those that didn’t watch the video or who would like to see behind the scenes snaps I couldn’t share in the video, keep scrolling! πŸ™‚

I arrived to Miami Beach around 8am to mostly empty streets:

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^ I snapped this while waiting at a stop light on the bridge – safety first!

We were filming the commercial at a gorgeous house on Miami Beach that’s just off the Venetian Causeway. If you have ever run the Miami Marathon or Half Marathon you have run on the Venetian as well as the bridge that I snapped this picture from. (Watch the video and you’ll recognize some of the areas!).

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From the deck and pool area of the house you can see the Port of Miami as well as the whole city!

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I texted Adam a picture from location with the caption HOUSE GOALS!!! I heard that the home is owned by the family that created bubble wrap but I was never able to confirm that.

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We filmed some of the prettiest shots of the day out here on the deck. I felt so bad for our actress though because Miami in the middle of August is humid and hot no matter what time of day it is.

Good thing we had a pro makeup artist on hand. She was seriously amazing and the makeup never moved an inch! I noticed that she mostly used Laura Mercier makeup products so I might have to splurge since I am often running around sweating my makeup off!

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Only part of the commercial was shot outdoors though. Another part was shot inside the master bathroom …. and WOW what a bathroom!

20150716_123955It was huge, and although you can’t see it here, the bathroom looks out over the water as well and has the same view as from the pool.

The shoot lasted eight hours after which I had to go by the office for a little bit. After mostly standing for eight hours straight my legs were exhausted… actually all of me was exhausted. I came home, ate a snack and fell into bed. I had intended to get up after just 30 minutes to go for a run, but I ended up sleeping through the night!

I hope you had a great day yesterday, that you have a great day today and that you enjoyed this sneak peek behind the scenes!

(PS: I’m so excited because while editing this video I learned how to add a voice overΒ and background music! I’m becoming a pro, haha)

What’s your favorite thing about your job?Β 

Have you ever run the Miami Marathon or Half? Did you recognize some of the areas in my video?!

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16 Comments

    • July 19, 2015 / 9:05 pm

      It was amazing! I wouldn’t hate working from this house every single day. There was so wonderful natural light since the whole place is made up of windows!

  1. July 17, 2015 / 8:47 am

    That house is amazing. My favorite thing about my job is talking to all different types of people and hopefully helping them. Have a great weekend!

  2. July 17, 2015 / 8:49 am

    Beautiful! Need an intern? JK πŸ™‚

  3. July 17, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Do you think the commercial will air in PA!?

    What a beautiful house. Not only do they have an awesome house but they can make even more money renting it to people for commercials!

    I understand that tired feeling oh so well! I hope you are recharged now! πŸ™‚

    • July 19, 2015 / 9:08 pm

      Yes! I think we paid $3500 to rent the house for just 8 hours! We went over by 15 minutes and were told we were at risk for paying overtime fees! Something about that just cracked me up.

      I don’t think it’s airing in PA πŸ™

  4. July 17, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Beautiful house….

    • July 19, 2015 / 9:10 pm

      It was so impressive and the best part was all the beautiful natural light! So perfect for filming and … for living! haha

  5. July 17, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know if I’m more in awe over the house or that I have run over the bridge/causeway you mentioned! It’s the little things…lol.

    • July 19, 2015 / 9:09 pm

      Haha I know! I haven’t over in that area since the race in January and I was smiling the whole drive remember that awesome day!

  6. July 20, 2015 / 9:11 am

    OMG, what a beautiful place! I love that outdoor bar area πŸ™‚

  7. July 23, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Wow, it seems like each day is different and there is a lot of variety at your job. I can see why you enjoy it so much. Not to mention, you pretty much work in paradise. πŸ™‚ My favorite thing about my job is teaching people new ideas about psychology, seeing my students experience “ah-ha” moments, and the flexibility of working from home and making my own schedule.