Not The One – Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes of filming the music video ‘Not The One’ – This shoot had it all: extreme weather, getting stuck in the sand, sunstroke, booty shaking and shopping trolleys!

Watch the behind the scenes video where we describe filming of this video and show some of the funniest scenes, including some awesome booty shaking!

Not the One is a song about breaking up, about letting go of someone you love, that you have realized is not right for you.

You still love them, so it’s painful to leave, but you know it’s the right thing to do.

The Music video was written and directed by Jaye, and is an artistic way of expressing how the couple keep trying to get out of the rut, and trying to move forward, but they never actually go anywhere, just cover the same old ground again and again, until someone finally decides to walk away.

On the day of filming we were up at 3am and filming started really early, but nevertheless the wind came up SO early and sand was flying everywhere, props were flying everywhere, and I didn’t even realize how badly I was being sunburned because the wind made me feel like nothing was happening.

Most of the shots that Jaye had planned out were not possible because of the howling wind and sand, you literally could not even keep your eyes properly open because sand would come flying in.

Our friends Omar and Sharlene played the leads in this story, and while neither of them had acted in a video before, they were both amazing and so great to work with, even with all the challenges we faced, they were such good sports.

The dance scenes are my favorites!

We got our car stuck in the sand almost immediately, and since I was ‘production assistant’ on the day, I had to run in and out of the sandpit every five minutes, fetching new props and then the wind would send them flying and I would go for a sprint.

Jaye had to film the entire video on his go pro camera, with sweater wound around his head, so we couldn’t get the close up shots we had hoped for, but it still came together just fine.