Written by Clayton M Goodfellow
Standing in a room full of camera equipment, bright lighting, and an iconic pop/rock star, was never something that I’d imagined myself doing. Yet the experience as a whole was incredibly impactful and exciting.
Being given the opportunity to film Skin Deep – a documentary on Bif Naked – was challenging and inspiring. Our team of 5-6 people, led by Thomas Buchan, spent a number of weeks shooting, editing, and re-shooting and re-editing footage all around Vancouver, BC. I even got hit with a baseball while filming one of Bif’s baseball practices, and my bicep looked like it was tye-dyed with swirls of purple for a few days.
Seeing Bif Naked first hand, in an environment where she was talking to the camera, opening up and being vulnerable, was almost an indescribable experience for me. She had an ease about her that I didn’t necessarily expect, and a poet-like mind that was always constructing beautiful sentences full of imagery and creativity.
Working on this documentary project was a fantastic learning experience, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.