Thursday, 21 July 2016

Live TV! Yikes!


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




31 comments:

  1. You did so well hun, would never have known you had any nerves whatsoever, you come across calm and knowledgeable as you always do. xxx

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    1. I learned from watching you! Actually, although i looked calm, I really wasn't!

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  2. I liked Hayley. I think she's a lovely presenter, very professional and allows the demos to go ahead. However, I really didn't warm to Paul. I found him very egotistical - but perhaps it's nerves. It must be hard, keep being interrupted by a voice in your ear piece! But you were truly wonderful Kate, in your regular, warm, friendly, knowledgeable way. I'm glad you got good feedback as you deserve it. I do hope Hochanda arrange more shows for you!

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    1. Hayley makes it very very easy for the guest to do their demo. She used to be a guest on Craft TV but then made it to being a presenter. She has a genuine interest in arts and crafts and knows what to say and the questions to ask. Paul is new to Hochanda - only two weeks I think - but actually he was also really easy to work alongside.

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  3. I enjoyed every minute of your demos, Kate! I had never encountered you before, but am so glad I have now 😊 I've invested in a Gelli plate, and recorded all your shows so I can use them as tutorials. I look forward to seeing much more of you and DecoArts products in the future. x

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    1. Thanks for your kind words :-) Glad you enjoyed the shows!

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  4. You were fan-freaking-tastic!! Loved the shows you were so calm!! Love that throne....suits you sir! Brilliant, so proud of you and hoping to see more of many!
    hugs

    kaz xxx

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  5. Yes! All of the above with knobs on! And one day I WILL make it to Harrogate! LOL! Congratulations Kate! X

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  6. Brilliant shows watched them all-amazing demos and inspiration
    Carol x

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  7. You were great Kate can't wait for you to be on again xx

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  8. I thought you was brilliant Kate. You came across very well. Calm, unhurried and professional. I loved the shows and have recorded them all. Hope to see you on there again soon :)

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  9. Just loved all your shows you looked very calm and very gentle person to teach never got to one of your work shops but hope to at some point may be at Hochanda as only 30 mins for me so you masked your nerves very well waiting on my goodies hopefully today Loved your technics xx

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  10. VERY cool...Thanks for sharing the fun! ALL THE BEST!

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  11. Watched you live on them all, you were brilliant. You were so relaxed and got on with what you do brilliantly. Loved your comment to the presenter when you were making runs of paint..... I've still got time to get you 😀
    Despite all the videos and CDs I have watched you teaching in, I still learned things!
    I'm trying a mandala next

    Thanks for being generous enough to share!

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    1. LOL! It would have been fun to splatter him with paint!

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  12. I loved watching the shows. They had a very relaxed and organised feel and were so inspiring. I learnt tons from you. Thanks x

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  13. Fab fab fab I have always been scared of mixed media and you made it seem so much easier to achieve amazing things. You were so helpful with the colours that you use and I learnt so much. Hope you're back on Hochanda really soon. Please could you tell us the colours of the archival ink pads you use? Thanks

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    1. I tend to stamp tone-on-tone ie: red on red, blue on blue etc. The colours I used were Archival Plum,Vermillion, and Watering Can (which is a Wendy Vecchi colour) Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks that's very helpful

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  14. I tuned in and watched your shows Kate and really enjoyed them. If you were nervous it didn't show. You came across as very confident.It's very exciting to see true mixed media on the television at last.

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  15. You were awesome Kate, such a pleasure to watch and as always I learned so much! x

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  16. I agree with everything already said. You appeared very relaxed even though you didn't feel it!!! Informative and full of interesting techniques with wonderful decoart and Tando products. I love my Gelli plate but have never used the media acrylics on it. So that's on my 'must try' list. Well done and I'm sure we'll be seeing you back on the screens very soon! X

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  17. I watched all the shows on catchup and actually bought a Gelli plate because of your great demos. X

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  18. Hi Kate...you were amazing. I have recorded all your shows to watch again.. I hope we get to see very very soon. Well done..xx ps The throne photo always makes me smile :) xx

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  19. Looking good Kate! Now I know what I did wrong. I mixed all the colors on my project. Now I know to keep the colors together. It looks so mucher better. Thanks!

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  20. I can imagine it is a really scary time in the studios but you were calm and knowledgeable throughout Kate, you did a magnificent job. I loved watching your demos and hearing about the products and your samples and creative ideas were wonderful xxxx

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  21. You were amazing Kate, you didn't look nervous at all! The throne suits you, you really are the painty queen!
    Alison xxx

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  22. I didn't get to see your show .. I'm hoping there will be many more .. Can't begin to sa how delighted I am to see art journaling represented on the TV xx

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