After the hotel we went straight to our next destination… the “Neptunium” or more commonly Schaerbeek’s swimming pool… No need for bikinis or swimsuits, we weren’t there to make a splash no… We were there for the locker room.
See Jerome, the director needed lockers for this scene. So the location scout/manager* went on a search for the perfect lockers and apparently, those were the best in town! Full of memories and character… Sadly they were destructed the day after we came and replaced by new ones.
Anyway… after a quick lunch** on the side of the production truck, we installed all the material. A quick change of outfit for Stromae and off we go… In this act he was suppose to change his outfit from the earlier scene (which was going to be filmed the day after) to the clothes of the next one (which was filmed the day before…). So in other words he spent two hours stripping from one outfit to another, and all that in front of the camera and the whole crew (20 persons)… !
*the person who is in charge of looking for the best suitable location/place to shoot according to the script in movies and photo shoots. I didn’t know until today that there was an exact term for that job, or even that it was a proper job… But thanks to Wikipedia, now I now…
** Croque monsieur made by the production in the swimming pool back entrance.
My job that day, beside dressing him was to make sure he was putting his clothes the same way in each take. That’s why it’s useful to take load of pictures during the recordings as sometimes you can forget how many buttons where closed on a shirt, or how tight was the watch band ect..
We stayed there for a few hours, but again, everything went smoothly. Stromae has a great sense of humour so we had a lot of fun watching him act the fool in between shots…