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