The Joys (and an Unsung Hero) of TV Taping...
Wed, Sep 22 2010 1:10 PM
I'm in Des Moines taping the latest series of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting. It's the 1700 series, chock full of fantastic content and sweet projects. Mom and I are having a blast.
We were in the middle of filming an episode on Thursday and I had a revelation. I was holding a rotary cutter, smiling for the camera when I realized, "Woah. I get to work with my mom." Obviously, I have been aware that I've been working with my mom for several years now, but it hit me last week how truly fortunate I am to be able to do that. It's not something most people do. Mom and I get along so well and our energy is through the roof when we're together. The shows have been easy as pie and I'm excited for everyone to check them out.
And speaking of checking stuff out, I snapped a picture of one of the unsung heroes of the TV set: The countdown clock. Without this little guy, we would have no way to determine how long we have left in the episode. It's a backstage implement that we would be lost without.
Way to go, clock.