We're finished with the first episode of shooting. It took a looooong time to get through it, but that's normal for day 1. In the past we've shot live to tape, which means we'd have to get through each act (the individual scene before commercial) without any screw-ups. As you can imagine, that's a wee bit stressful for all involved. This time however, the network wants us to edit all takes in post-production which means that we can stop and start whenever we need to, which is like a vacation when it comes to hosting. Good stuff. As I mentioned before, our first guest was Art Yarn's, Iris Shrier. Since she's been on the show twice before, she knew the gig and easily adapted. We made a lovely, multi-directional sweater in her beatiful, silk yarn.
My new Supervising Producer, Kelly Ehrlich, is awesome and hilarious. This is us going over notes before the show. She used to run crafty-guru Carol Duval's show and is a total pro.
All in all, it was a good day. Tomorrow, we shoot 2 episodes both, with male guests. Yay, for male designers! I'll report back when I have more scoop. Now, I'm off to take off the stage make-up and get into my jammies. I think I'll watch a little Medium in bed. I'm a sucker for anything about the paranormal! :-)
Have a good night!