Well, Mom and I just got done filming our big TV debut this week. Us, on TV? Yes, amazingly. Turns out that the caregiving company that helped my mom out when she was really sick and whom I use for respite care when I can't make it over there, thought that we would be good candidates for a commercial they are producing for TV. No, we're not actors, we're actual CareForce clients!
It was an an exciting day for Mom, having all the crew come in; sound guy, lighting guy, makeup girl, producer, the people from CareForce and me. It took all day for the filming to happen; most of the time was spent moving furniture around, adjusting the lighting, lining up the shots, putting makeup on our faces, etc. The actual time spent taping was small compared to just getting everything good to go. Mom was a star.......her interview went well and she had fun watching the tech guys do their thing. They interviewed me too, but knowing my luck, I'll be on the cutting room floor.
Which is fine, actually. I see why celebrities have their own trailers on movie sets. Most of the time is spent doing other stuff than actually acting. We didn't get our own trailer, but we did get some free snacks and water. Mom and I will have to work on our CV to actually get a trailer.
Pardon the crummy photos......there were lots of bright lights going on and all I had was my iPhone. Yeah, my husband is a video and photography pro, but none of his talent has rubbed off on me; much like my ability to make cakes hasn't rubbed off on him. Yes, I know, with our partnership, why aren't we making our own cake show? There's enough cake shows on TV now, doncha think? And they all piss me off. If you're a cake pro, then you know exactly what I'm talkin' 'bout, Willis.
It was fun being "starlets" for the day and very interesting to see what goes on in a video production. Oh yeah, we'll be on in HD, too! I thank my lucky stars I didn't have a giant zit that day. An HD zit, that would be horrifying. Oh, I know, they get rid of all the yukky stuff in post production, that much I know from being married to a video guy. Hope they make me thinner in post too.
I figure when the commercials are aired, the total time on air will give Mom her 15 minutes of fame because she hasn't had it yet as far as I know. Glad to know I could help arrange that.
Baking? Yeah, I've actually been baking quite a bit on weekends to feed the fam. Problem is, the stuff I make doesn't last a day. Pan of brownies I made on Friday? Gone? Pear crisp I made yesterday? Gone. Two big loaves of bread I made, nearly gone. Tuna casserole I made for dinner tonight? I think that one will last awhile.
It's so nice not to bake professionally anymore, for the time being. Just baking "home size" items satisfies my baking jones for now. But my family eats commercially it seems. I can't keep up with 'em!
And they blame me for making them "fat". Hey, just doin' my job as nurturer/gatherer!