AMAs | No lights, no camera, lots of BTS action!
Now that it is over and I just came back from the hyped bubble I was living in for the past days and drank a lot of water, slept, got some food. It was awesome, yes lots of Google searches on the boys, media coverage and good reviews, the boys are happy and I am so proud of them. But, yes there is always a ‘but’ when we want the best for our 7 loves. What was that camera work!? Why are the BTS performances always filmed like the camera person is on an amusement ride? Did the AMAs director searched for their Inkigayo performances and said ‘Oh that’s a great idea’!? It was hard enough to deal with the camera work but there is more!
The stage lighting, or the lack of proper illumination, was so strange. Why did they think it was a good idea to light the stage to look like a dance club in the 70s? Is that darkness with the X-Files abduction back light their vision of a vibrant atmosphere fit to enhance the international global sensation? All we want is to actually see them, ya know.
The abduction light
Taehyung’s beauty wasted by the weird fingerprint disco light
Seriously, why there are no lights on them?
Yep, even on a close camera, that was unnecessarily DARK
Someone please turn on the freaking lights!
I think they will probably realise the lighting was problematic when they see the performance. But our gorgeous boys totally nailed it and I feel they have enjoyed it loads, they all look so happy on the red carpet, on the audience, performing and backstage. I’m so proud of them!
J-Hope, that gorgeous smile of his and 10 billion dollars legs
Angelic Jimin feat. that jacket
Cute, adorable, huggable Suga
RM, a power house super leader and also a super model
Camera magnet V with his stunning stage presence and ethereal looks
Jin gracing the american television with his worldwide beauty
Kookie doing his Golden superstar thing flawlessly
I wish there was a good J-Hope close up and focus on his dance, I wish there was good lighting and, yes audience reaction is necessary on awards but I still cannot understand why Ansel Elgort, random people on the audience and the ARMY got a significant amount of more close ups in seconds than the boys, but c’est la vie.
Also it was too fast! For such a groundbreaking, extensively promoted performance, the AMAs should at least have given BTS 7-8 minutes. I know awards have limited time for each performer but I guess there could have been a medley with a few BTS hits or at least Fire, Not Today or Mic Drop as well. Feels like they have lifted up the energy for the audience with DNA but the performance was cut in the middle. By the end there of the performance, all the boys were aligned horizontally (clever change) and the standing ovation gave a sense of a reticent need for another song to go full circle. Even presenter Jared Leto, who was rushed to the stage following BTS, felt that.
There is definitely room for improvement when it comes to filming BTS’s dynamic performances, and not only on AMAs but also on loads of Korean shows. All we want is to see their dance moves without motion sickness and experience their stunning stage presence without being blinded by nearly full darkness. Our boys spend hours and hours training the choreography for those kinds of events, they deserve to be rewarded with a decent camera work.
Despite of those technical issues, I’m super happy for the boys and thankful for the ARMY fan chants and support. And I was so blessed with that Jinnie close up feat. adorbs Sope, for that, you are almost redeemed camera person + AMAs producers, just think about the necessary improvements and do better next time.
Lots of love.