The care and vigilance Yin Dongyu expressed and the uneasiness and anxiety Yin Xiachun displayed when they trespassed into the music room, as well as the amazement the latter had for the grand piano – all these expressions and emotions were vividly conveyed by the two leads.
She completely portrayed a teenage girl's innocence and love for romance.
Sitting before the camera, the director held his breath until the last moment of the scene and then he shouted, "OK!" The take was actually completed sans him having to shout 'cut'.
Yun Shishi quickly got out of character and made her way to the monitor where Lin Fengtian was. She observed the shots the camera had last captured and analyzed the director's stern expression. He was looking at the screen solemnly as he went over the take from the start again.
She felt a little jittery, afraid that he would disapprove of her performance.
He interrupted her words and, thereafter, pointed to a close-up shot of her in the camera. He hit pause and said, "Look at the close-up here."
She bent down next to him and watched him replay the take for her from the beginning.
When the camera panned to this close-up shot of hers, he paused the take and turned to look at her.
She easily understood his intention. "My expression isn't good enough."
"Mm." He thought that she had a rather keen awareness. "Your eyes lacked expressiveness. The adoration Yin Xiachun holds for Yin Dongyu isn't completely shown. The long-shot is perfect, but the close-up is lacking a lot."
She went through the description the author had written for the scene in her head repeatedly. "Director, I understand."
"Do a makeup scene for this part!"
She motioned her head in comprehension and returned to her position right away.
The director gulped down a mouthful of water. He could hardly contain the astonishment in his heart.
He was especially strict with filming, and he seldom praised anyone on set.
Those involved in his production, from first-tier actors to nameless extras, were treated equally by him. Nearly everyone had received his tongue lashing at least once.
On the first day of filming, the inexperienced Yun Shishi could not find the camera often and committed big errors with her positioning; she frequently moved out of frame, too.
Because of this, she had her fair share of criticisms from him.
He chastised her harshly, disregarding that it was her first time acting or that she was an inexperienced newbie.
Many gloated over this. Yan Bingqing and Yang Mi, in particular, were taking great pleasure from her receiving reprimand.
She was usually shunned in the production team for two reasons.
One reason was that she was the newbie Huanyu was pushing for recently. Being relatively young, she had the looks and the talent in acting as well. Everyone was aware that she could shoot to fame, and all she lacked was the opportunity.
Now, this movie was her chance. All of them believed that as long as she put her all into this production, it was not an exaggeration to say that she would catapult to fame.
This newbie would surely become famous.
Therefore, the two veteran actresses eyed her menacingly.
They were afraid that, after she shot to fame, the company would provide her with more resources instead, and she, in turn, would rise in status.
There was too much competition and stress in the entertainment industry.
It was not simple for artistes to make names for themselves.
Yan Bingqing became well-known with the help of an investor and the efforts of her team in planning for and packaging her. Her increment in status was largely dependent on scandals and intentional hypes.
She was unskilled in acting, but she always appeared in the news, and this was due to her stunning looks and her team's effort to create hype for her.