Well, what a weekend! Last weekend I was at the Hochanda TV studios to film 5 LIVE TV shows for DecoArt in association with Tando Creative, and GelliArts.
So what is it like filming live TV? Let me tell you, it's truly terrifying! But I had the most amazing, reassuring, wonderful feedback throughout on Facebook, which made me feel a whole lot better (Thank you!)
Some things I learned about filming for TV:
It is scary.
An hour can whizz by in what feels like seconds.
Unless it is not going so well then an hour can feel like days.
Looking directly into the camera is HARD.
The presenters have a tough time of it. They get criticised by viewers for giving the sales pitch, but then told to advertise the product by the managers....
Everyone who works in TV seems to be young and trendy.
Feedback on social media is a huge support :-)
Here I am filming with Hayley ...
And then with Paul ...
And here is one of my programmes in progress ...
I was super-lucky to have the support of Kathy from DecoArt :-)
And in the entrance of Hochanda Studio there are some rather large thrones. Well, you've got to haven't you?! It would be rude not to.
The programmes are available on catch-up on Hochanda for a few days so if you didn't manage to catch them but would like to take a peek have a look here: Hochanda