Thursday, August 22, 2013

In the TV Studio

Next week we're taping Fancy Flowers, the third McCall's Quilting Quilt Along, this one starring Erin Russek and Valerie Uland. You can see the quilt they'll be teaching on the back wall of the set above. I have the fun job of serving as coach/gofer/audience on this project, and today we rehearsed 5 of the 11 episodes, which will premiere on beginning late this fall. Learning about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into producing a series like this has been fascinating to me. I would guess that for every minute of video produced, about 2 and a half hours of prep work of some kind has been done. About 260 hours of prep and filming will go into this series of 11 short videos, and that's a conservative estimate. From project design to sample making, rehearsals to taping, set design to tape editing, there are SO many talented people involved, and there is SO much work to do. We're hoping lots of quilters will be inspired to try this's so appealing that several of the McCall's Quilting staff members (myself included) who don't appear in the video made their own versions of the project. You'll get to see all our quilts in episode 1! Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. One time I visited a TV studio and I am really amazed how creative they are and the design was awesome. It was really amazing and there's a "wow factor".