Jun 09 14

A Craftsy Shoot!

I was in Denver last week to shoot a class for Craftsy!  Here’s a shot of me on the set:
Can you see that monitor?  They shoot with 3 cameras.  This is the very kind and humorous Laffery who was the shooter:
The woman on the right in this photo is JC.  She is the producer of this class and she is also very nice and has been easy to work with over the last couple of months as we’ve been developing this class:
Next up is Ivanla.  She is called the switcher and she has 3 camera screens on her monitor and is literally doing live editing as we were shooting.  This is mind-blowing to me because this means she was making split decisions about which camera view to use and which 2 camera views to discard:
When I first got there, I was greeted by my dressing room door:
Isn’t that adorable?  Here’s the inside of the dressing room:
Somehow, I do not have a photo of Danika, who picked us up at the hotel each morning and then did our hair and makeup.  Being someone who wears very little makeup, that part of the experience was the most jolting!  You would not believe how much makeup goes on one’s face before a shoot!  Hopefully, it will not look that way once the class airs!  There were many lights shining down from the ceiling and this was the viuew from my perspective:
…but when I looked straight forward, I saw pretty much total darkness!  The other part of the process that is weird is that you can’t have any lights shining on your quilt as you sew.  When you get to be my age, you start amassing all kinds of gadgets by your sewing machine to help light up your visual field.  Not only did I not have any of those lights, but they had to cover my machine’s lightbulb as well!
What is the class about?  I’d love to tell you but then I’d have to kill you!  When will it be available?  I don’t know!  How’s that for being a fountain of information?!  Sorry to be so obtuse but I wanted to let you know that it’s coming…sometime!


  1. Peggy Says:

    Great pictures!

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  3. SewCalGal Says:

    Oh I’m so excited. Absolutely thrilled to the max. I’ve been crossing my fingers and hoping for this day to come. Can’t wait till your Craftsy class (#1) is officially released. Woo hoo! Congratulations.


  4. Leslie McNEil Says:

    Bring it! Can’t wait!!! 🙂