Yesterday, we turned my dye studio into a tv studio.
It took me days, days!, to get the studio ready for TV. It will stay clean for another 10 minutes, so if you want to see it, you'd better hurry.
When they came, they brought all their TV camera equipment in handy cases. When I saw the cases, I wasn't too worried....
and then I realized that tripods took up a lot more space set up than they did in the boxes. It's a good thing I cleaned so much.
They brought a camera and two lights.
Confession #1: Cameras are not my friend. I do not appreciate looking like an orca on screen - even if I do look like one in person. The producer assured me that they would use the Skinny Filter on the camera which would make me look 20 pounds thinner on TV. I'm so relieved.
The crew was fabulous! This is Eric, the producer.
and Ilsa, the grip.
and Jacob, the cameraman. He's in charge of the Skinny Filter, so I was extra nice to him.
I thought the mini-monitor was pretty cool. That's me in the monitor. Too bad they couldn't just use that still and voice over the dialog.
This is me getting the mic on.
Taping was in two parts: The Interview and The Dyeing Process. I got a little break between, which was good because my knuckles were kinda white after the interview.
Jacob and Eric were very relaxed.
This is me trying to look like I know what I'm talking about during The Interview.
Eric took it all in stride and never even once rolled his eyes out loud, so I was extra nice to him.
It's kind of a minor miracle that we managed to turn the studio into a....studio. We even had a studio audience! At the bottom of this photo you can see part of the studio audience. The other part of the studio audience took the photo.
After The Interview, they taped The Dyeing Process, which meant that Jacob had to follow me around with the camera on his shoulder. This is me getting the yarn out of the soda solution.
And this is me rinsing the already dyed yarn.
When it was all over, they packed everything up...
and then we went down to the chicken coop to talk chickens. Eric is getting chickens this month and he wanted to see ours.
Confession #4: It was really exciting but I'm relieved that it's over. Mostly, I'm just glad I didn't fart on camera.