Shangri-La Nanjing - 南京香格里拉酒店

At Christmas, after we finished shooting in Nanchang, we went to shoot at the Shangri-La Nanjing. The hotel was located near the beautiful Xuanwu Lake only one stop on the metro to the Nanjing Train Station, one of the most prosperous areas in Nanjing.

We have worked for the Shangri-La hotels for many of years, this latest occasion we had 19 shots to shoot, the most numerous amount for one job. We were very exciting as it was the first time we got to shoot an up and running Shangri-La hotel opened to public and not a pre-opening shoot.

We were busy at work the second we arrived. The first day is always very important; as we need to communicate with hotel, choose the shooting angles and any special furnishings that the shot requires. Communication before shooting is very important, spending the time studying every detail so when it comes to the actual shot it is much easier.

For the ballroom shot, the client wanted to combine two of the spaces into one to make it bigger. Thanks to the Shangri-La’s excellent ability to execute an action, they promptly changed the wedding set up, to a classroom set up in a very short period of time. Without their speed and professional attention to detail we would not of had enough time to finish the shoot on that day.

When it came to shooting the exterior of the hotel, the previous shot having finished about 3pm, the sun was about to set. The short December daylight meant the sun could disappear at any moment. We had left the lights, stands and everything we did not need from the previous shot and took only the camera, lenses, the cable release and the camera bag as we rushed to the rooftop of the building on the ­next street and started shooting. With a most dramatic sky and complimentary weather conditions, we shot more than 200 photos. But we really suffered in the cold. The temperature was nearly zero degree and the wind was so strong to the point that Scott was cowering in a corner while Vincent put on the Shangri-La hotel bathrobe to keep himself warm during the small intermissions throughout the shoot.

Finally finishing at the Jiangnan Wok Restaurant, the Chinese restaurant of the hotel, we took a group photo to keep a memory of Nanjing.

This time on the job everything was all in a good condition, we had the perfect weather, clear sky and the hotel staffs were very helpful which was very much appreciated. Here are the photos we shot in Nanjing! 

去年的圣诞前夕,当我们结束南昌香格里拉的拍摄之后,我们的团队马上赶到了南京香格里拉大酒店拍摄。南京香格里拉酒店坐落在景色宜人的玄武湖边,离南京火车站仅地铁一站路路程,是南京最繁华的地段之一。

我们长期以来一直与香格里拉合作,这一次拍摄的项目是最多的一次。总共有19个项目要拍摄。对于我们来讲是十分的兴奋!而且也是第一次拍到正式营业的香格里拉,而不是开业宣传照。我们可是卯足了200%的精力!

从我们抵达的那一刻开始,我们就从早忙到晚上。第一天永远是十分的重要,我们要先跟酒店方面沟通,选各个地点的角度,在每个地点需要什么摆设或是装饰物。我们认为前期的沟通和计划是很重要的,我们会花很多的时间去研究我们每一个细节。当我们拍摄的时候,就会比较轻松一点。

当我们在拍摄宴会厅时,突然决定需要多开一个房间出来,让场景看起来更开阔一点。真是很佩服香格里拉的高效能的执行力。拍摄之前,第二跟第三宴会厅是放满婚宴桌椅的。当我们决定要开第二个房间后,客户马上安排人搬开婚宴桌椅还成会议桌椅。如果没有这么高效的能力,估计当天真的没有办法拍成。

当我们拍摄外景的时候, 前一个拍摄拍完已经是三点,但十二月的白天是那么的短,太阳那时已经低垂,感觉随时都有可能落下去的样子,我们留下了上一场景中,灯,架子等那些我们拍外景不需要的东西,只拿了脚架,快门线,相机镜头和相机包,立马奔向酒店对面的楼顶,开始拍摄。在这个黄金时段,天气给力的南京傍晚,我们拍下了两百余张素材,可是寒冷的空气却让大伙着实受罪,将近零度的气温加上楼顶凛冽的大风,让Scott在拍摄间隙窝在断墙角落躲避寒风,Vincent更是穿上了香格里拉酒店的浴袍御寒。。。

最后在江南灶餐厅我们结束了五天的拍摄,离开前我们在镜头前合影,留下了我们在南京的身影。这次的拍摄也是天时地利跟人和。我们有很完美的天气,天空也很清,酒店的工作人员很配合跟帮忙,我们真的很感激他们的努力!以下是我们这次所有的照片!


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