Remember when the Yahoo Finance crew was here and they filmed a segment? Ever since then, I’ve been trying to get a film crew back at my house. I need a TV show, don’t I? “The Go Gingham TV Show” would be fine by me. I’ve been talking about it to everyone I know and finally got someone to say, “Okay, let’s make this happen.”
When I was growing up, I never liked hearing the word, “No” to anything. I didn’t like it then and I don’t like it now. I’m a firm believer in the squeaky wheel getting the grease and that if you say things often enough, people will eventually do them.
I applied this same logic to friends Greg Schmitt and Joel Stirnkorb. You see, Greg and Joel own a company called Gearhead Grip and Electric. They film things, have equipment, and are willing to take chances on fresh ideas.
When you put Greg, Joel and their skills together with my business partner/husband, and mix in this blog, big ideas, content, and dreams –
“The Go Gingham TV Show!”
We filmed 4-segments and you can see them on the “Go Gingham YouTube Channel” very soon. We’re also packaging them together as a pilot to pitch to (insert some ideas here!). That’s my next job – find a company or network or who knows who would be willing to fund our project. Wish me luck!
Here are some behind the scenes shots…
The first day of filming was in the kitchen – which is very small!
We had a sound mixer, Anna, who could hear everything that was said inside the house and out. Darn those noisy backyard chickens and their need to announce that there’s a fresh egg in the hen house!
There was a hair and make-up person, too. My dear friend, Robin Schmitt, came out of retirement (she’s a make-up and hair gal) to help me! For the record, she said I had done a good job on my make-up and hair before she showed up. BAM!
Robin brought her friend and neighbor, Monica. I wanted to keep Monica around for a day or so to help me cull through my closet (plus she’s cute and perky – who doesn’t like cute and perky?). She knew what looked good on camera and what would make the screen jump around. I was totally impressed that she brought her own portable steamer!
Then, there was Kyle who had the board that was like a crocodile snapping when he announced what scene and take we were on. I won’t tell you how old he is but just know that he is so young, we had to explain to him who Bo Derek was!
Next was Matt who would magically appear in a second when some equipment needed adjusting – or we had to get into the kitchen pantry – or pretty much move more than 2 inches one way or the other.
He also made all of this happen outside of the dining room window in the rain –
The second day of filming brought a new sound mixer, Brian, who hid out in a little “sound mixer cave” in the living room.
Brian brought my new favorite thing in the world – a teleprompter! I have decided that a teleprompter might be good for parents of teenagers, too. No more repeating ourselves and getting called on it! We could also share parenting speeches and then – okay, I’ll stop now but you know I might be onto something here.
I loved not having to remember what I was supposed to say when I heard the word, “Action!”
The second day of filming was in the dining room so the living room furniture had to be moved around.
The stash of stuff that was hidden underneath the living room sofa got a temporary home in the office. Yes, my Christmas cards are still hanging around. It’s hard for me to get rid of them and the holidays are 6-months behind us.
After everyone left, I put on my pajamas and took a nap. I loved every minute of it but I was exhausted. Taking over the world with stylish frugality can wear a girl out!
Thank you to everyone who is making this possible – especially my awesome readers who come to Go Gingham every day! I appreciate you reading and sharing the goodness of living well on less.
Would you like a teleprompter to remind you what to say?
Go Gingham related links:
Here’s Robin and Greg’s home – dinner group and pretty houses
Strategic frugality: our life approach to living and time as a luxury
How to save money each month
Frugal grocery shopping and slowing down for family eating
14 thoughts on “Go Gingham TV Show”
so when and where? That’s awesome!
Well, first the videos will be on my YouTube channel and then we’ll see where they show up next! It’s exciting how much TV has changed and there’s no typical path any longer. I’m excited to see the videos myself and so thankful that professionals are producing them! Thanks, Ruthie!
What great news – I am so impressed with you, my friend! You really make things happen!!! You DO deserve to have your own TV show! This is going to be big, Big, BIG!!!!
Annie, you are so kind! Really, thank you. It’s exciting and I do think there’s a niche for frugal living – with style!
Congratulations, Sara, and your much deserved success!!! You go girl! Cannot wait to see the videos.
Thanks, Carrie! I can’t wait to see them either! Missed you this weekend at BlogHer Food! – next year. 🙂
Sara – I think your stylishly frugal ideas would make a great TV show. We don’t know anyone at HGTV, darn it, but if you need a letter of recommendation or introductory email to anyone in local TV (with whom you haven’t already worked, you popular gal), Terry or I would be happy to help, through whatever contacts we have.
Laurie, thank you! I will email you and definitely take you up on the offer! Local works for me – 🙂
Thanks for being so supportive, Laurie. 🙂
I would love a teleprompter! Have fun with it. Im looking forward to the videos.
Thank you, Heidi! It’s been non-stop fun around her with talk of the show – and it has motivated us to pick up and make beds!!
I started reading this yesterday, but I got interrupted–so I couldn’t say, Wow! You are far more brave than me. I can’t wait to see what you’ve done. Looks like a very big undertaking.
Rita, I can’t wait to see them either! They’re getting worked on right now – 🙂 It’s all very exciting especially because I have no idea where this might lead! Your news is very exciting, also! Congratulations.
Awesome! I am sure you have heard of kickstarter but it might be a good way to get some funding.
Weston, thank you, bro! Yes, I have heard of kickstarter and am thinking this might be a good option. Thanks, Weston! Hug my sister, please. 🙂
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