Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Filming for Threadbanger.com

Yesterday I woke up with a knot in my stomach. They were coming TODAY! The apartment was cleaner than it had been in ages.... I could see floor in places I hadn't seen in years. The kitchen table was carefully set... with 5 different stages of a lampshade. I had the basics of a script outline laid out. I was ready.... but that still didn't make the knot unwind.

One hot shower, one tasty sausage-egg-and-cheese bagel, and a support message from mom and I was still nervous. Nothing to do but wait. and wait. and wait. No.... they weren't late. But when you are waiting for something to start minutes just seem so much longer than 60 seconds!

Then... they were here. In my apartment. Setting up a camera. Checking out my lampshades. Meeting my cat. Using my bathroom. And the adventure really began....

"Talk into the camera, just like it's your audience", they told me. I've heard those words before, but this time it was me that had to do it! Why do words flee from my lips when the spotlight comes on? Ah well, I stumbled through. They seemed to like what I did, usually took only one take, but after each one I could never remember what I had just done. It's like a small blackout after each take. So glad it's on tape so I can eventually see what I did.

The results will be revealed next week... If you've ever wanted to learn how to make a lampshade, check out Decor It Yourself next Wednesday on

ps - Meg & Corinne, thanks so much for making it all so easy! It was a great pleasure to work with you.