I Know Everything - Chapter 51
Chapter 51: Initially Unfavorable.
Dongguang Road Middle School, Lin’an suburb.
The place where ‘Love Letter’ was filmed wasn’t in some bustling city.
Otaru, the original shooting place, was also a very small city.
It was because it was without so much bustling environment that there was such a gentle story.
If it was in a big city, there would probably be some overbearing students or something.
So Shi Liyou chose this suburban school.
There was a hill filled with trees not far from the school.
In this way, they didn’t need to find another place for the scene where male Fang Shu made a paper bag with two eye holes before catching up to female Fang Shu with his bicycle and putting the paper bag on her head.
Chen Huan felt it was kind of a pity.
Because of the season and the people at the end of vacation, ‘Love Letter’ shooting location was split in two places unlike a single place like the famous Otaru, which was really a pity.
But he didn’t have the time to lament.
On the third day after Han Dong’er came, which was Monday July 28, ‘Love Letter’ film crew would officially start filming at Dongguang Road Middle School.
The reason why they were filming in Dongguang Road Middle School wasn’t only because it was in the suburb but because it had 12 classes spread on three floors. It was relatively small and very suitable for the script setting.
At this time, it was still summer vacation and the school was empty, which was more convenient for the film crew to work.
It was just there were a lot of students that came for an appearance. So the school especially selected those who had some acting experience and sent them to participate.
Those students would already be very happy if they appeared on TV, let alone a movie.
They heard that the small empress, Han Dong’er, came and became even more excited. Those who weren’t selected, cried in sadness.
The first scene to be filmed was the start of the new years of high school when the teacher was naming the students.
In this part, the most important was when the Teacher called out ‘Fang Shu’, two people called up at the same time and the male and female Fang Shu looked at each other.
The teacher was played by a real math teacher.
Anyway, he only appeared once in the movie to do a roll call and didn’t need much acting skills. He only needed to do a normal teacher roll call.
The two people that answered at the same time were stunned.
Their classmates were also staring at these two people who answered at the same time.
Even the teacher looked in surprise, “The same name!”
“Haha, this is the first time I see something like this!”
The students looked around before grinning as they looked at them and started to joke around.
This was rather an embarrassing scene that made the two high schoolers feel embarrassed and unwilling to get along with each other during the three years in high school.
In fact, this also determined the fate of the two people for life.
When filming this scene, Ding Lun arranged a total of five cameras to film every corner of the classroom.
This was definitely more than the original but Chen Huan won’t intervene on this since Ding Lun was the professional.
All he needed to do was to pay attention to his own acting.
But acting was obviously not that easy.
Zhu Mei, who was standing in a corner, shouted again.
The noisy classroom turned quiet.
“Chen Huan, your expression isn’t cold enough! Not cold enough!” Zhu Mei said with a small loudspeaker, “Being cold isn’t only frowning but a natural cold countenance! You’re too nervous, relax!”
After a pause, she turned her head toward Han Dong’er, “Dong’er, your expression should be shy and curious instead of being expressionless, what was that? Who has no expression when there’s a glaring competition?”
The group of students all lowered their heads and laughed.
The first mistakes were made by them but after they got more proficient, most of the mistakes were made by Chen Huan and Han Dong’er.
This scene shouldn’t be looked down at even if it lasted a minute or so in the movie. This was the first reminiscence of the grown up Fang Shu and held a lot of meaning.
This was also the first appearance of male Fang Shu in the whole movie.
The movie was already more than halfway through and the male lead finally made his first appearance.
If the ‘coward’ didn’t give out much of an impression, ‘Love Letter’ probably would become mediocre.
Therefore, this scene must be shot well.
To this end, Zhu Mei had reshooted the scene 7 times.
The students were given 10 minutes of rest during take and were given drinks and pastries to soothe their tired minds.
But the male and female protagonists weren’t that lucky as they had to listen to Zhu Mei’s comments.
In fact, Zhu Mei’s major concern was still Han Dong’er as Chen Huan’s shortcoming was he never acted before so didn’t have a sense of camera.
This made Chen Huan unintentionally face the camera.
Although Han Dong’er never acted before, she came from the singing industry and knew how to face the cameras.
Her problem was to change her usual indifference into a genuine immature young girl.
With the two days of practice, the two of them were pretty good with their lines but the feeling wasn’t there.
After thinking about it, Zhu Mei took them aside again, “You guys think about how to change it! if it still doesn’t work, we will skip this scene and shoot the other scenes first!”
Chen Huan was also trying to find a way as he said to Han Dong’er, “Dong’er, can you give me your trust this one time?”
The two had gotten familiar after acting together.
Even if that little empress was quite cold, Chen Huan could still make jokes that made her happy and speak with her relaxingly.
Han Dong’er coldness was just as Sun Yan said, it was just against unfamiliar people while not taking the initiative to socialize. It wasn’t the type that looked down on people.
With Chen Huan’s way to get closer, he must be without shame and continue to make jokes to tease her even if she looked at him with cold eyes. There was no other way with Han Dong’er.
Han Dong’er looked at him as she thought about it before slightly nodding.
She still wasn’t very familiar with Chen Huan but he was very serious whenever he practiced his line and wasn’t only joking around with her.
He would immediately follow no matter how much which line of the play she said. This made her admire Chen Huan a lot.
Based on this alone, Han Dong’er felt that he wanted to break the situation. She might as well listen to what he wanted to do.
As a result, Chen Huan really didn’t hesitate as he directly took Han Dong’er’s hand the moment she agreed.
The few boys who were watched on the sideline blurted out.
Comrade, aren’t you going too far?
Relying on your good looks, what do you want to do to our idol?
It wasn’t only the boys who were resenting, the female students were also indignant.
Although Han Dong’er is very beautiful, she was the face paralyzed fairy and dorky, how can she be girlfriend material?
Let’s not talk about acting, if student Chen Huan wanted a real girlfriend, it’s better if you choose us youthful girls!