Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mother's Day is Coming and You Know What that Means......

That's right, MATCHING Mother/Daughter outfits!!!! HA! I was so preoccupied with preparing to fly out and shoot my BurdaStyle course that I made absolutely NOTHING for my daughter and I to wear for Easter! And if you've been following my blog for some time you know I ALWAYS make us Easter outfits. Well I'm not letting that happen for Mother's Day. I'm working on the plans now and will be executing asap. Here are the patterns---so far that is, you know I'm subject to change. Anyhow I feel like wearing something bright! I'm fabric hunting now. Will keep you posted. Any other Ladies (or Men sewing for Ladies) getting their Mother Day sewing plans together???

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What it was like filming for BurdaStyle (in pictures)!

I can't believe it's been over a week since I was in CO to film my Pants Fitting BurdaStyle Course.  Wow, did the time come and go! There was lots of planning and preparation and I'm glad it all worked out great! A few months ago I was asked to develop a pants fitting course to film. I've produced 6 webinars through BurdaStyle so it's cool they asked me to do something a step above those.  Developing the course was really neat and did take lots of work. I had to create the overall structure of the course along with demos, supplemental information, etc. And that was just the start because I had to organize all that and get the related supplies together. All in all I'm proud of what I was able to do.I created enough material so we could spend 3- 8 hour days filming. I have modules ranging from body analysis to flat pattern alterations and crotch reconstruction. I'm amazed at how much material was generated. I'm amazed I was actually able to talk that much. Filming 3- 8 hours days while standing and talking is highly involved. I have alot of respect for those who work in broadcasting and film---on either side of the camera. I have to admit that towards the end my lips were probably done. They started to get a little spastic which I didn't even think was possible. Lip spasms are real! LOL! Anyhow, here's pics of my 3 days of adventure on set! I'm thankful for this experience. Thankful for BurdaStyle for having me and believing in my talent and so thankful to God for the strength and courage to take such a big step being that that was my first time working in film. One thing is for certain---I LOVE to TEACH!!! I look forward to all/any future opportunities to do so:). Anyhow here are the pics......and in no particular order

( On the monitor)

 (Going over filming segment plans with the lovely Alicyn who is the Instructional Designer for BurdaStyle)

(Cameras, camera, cameras from every angle)

(Setting up between takes)

(Covering body analysis and proper measurement techniques)

 (Giggles on the set. Think I have a good blooper reel)

 (Where the real work happens)

(Thumbs up for a great filming day)

( In the makeup chair. This is where my day began for each filming day. The super talented Keegan is working her magic)

(Had my own greenroom)

 (View for the monitor again.....)

 (I learned the new art of sewing while standing)

 (Sewing on camera)

(My segment on muslin fitting)

 (more table demos)

 (Loving the fake eyelashes Keegan put on me)

 (Days began really EARLY for me! I'd wake up at 3am or 4am---still on ET time which was great! Was able to stage and do prep work before I made it on set! 

(Notes, books, supplies---everything there)

(My hotel had free printing. What could be better? Every morning I would head down and print my film plans)

 (Staging area)

 (Andrew and Nick were awesome camera guys!!!

(The film clapper made everything official LOL!  But it was the teleprompter (over his shoulder) that helped me present so easily:))

 (I didn't know this but FW media is the parent company to BurdaStyle. So of course I had to get a pic. BTW, those gray pants are the BurdaStyle pants I made a few years back. It was cool to wear them on location!)

(Cool artwork in my green room featuring painted over magazine covers. These are some of the craft magazines belonging to FW media)

 (Here's Jill! She's such an angel. She's the Talent Coordinator and did a wonderful job tending to all my needs! Such a sweetheart!)

( I got to sign the presenters yearbook....)

(It's pretty cool to have a page in it!)

(Gotta get a pic at the entrance. Makes everything so official)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I Just Finished Filming a Sewing Course With BURDASTYLE!!!!

The last several days have been Awesome!!!! I'm in Colorado and I just finished wrapping up a 3 day film shoot with BurdaStyle on Pants Fitting!!! Can you believe it!?!?! That's right, BurdaStyle which produces the most amazing sewing pattern magazine, envelope patterns, tutorials, etc. Explains why I've been a little MIA. Well I can't wait to share the details with you and tell you about my amazing experience! In the meantime I'm gonna catch this flight home, re-connect with the fam, jump back into work with clients and try to squeeze some sleep in between all that! LOL! More pictures and details later.....
(Lights. Camera. Action! Me on the BurdaStyle set, day 2.)


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