7/4/2012 1:22:00 PM
I would have never guessed that taking a job in radio would put me in front of a camera as much as it does. This morning Lesley and I and a crew of CHED people headed over to NAIT to film the bumpers for the upcoming Culinary Boot Camp. We watched 3 chefs prepare 3 dishes and attempted to add a little fun along the way. I prefer that over actually trying to cook something like we did last year and I especially enjoyed scaring Lesley with a salmon's head that I made talk. It may take me weeks to get that smell off my hands.
Sometime this month I'll have to head back down to Commonwealth and gather a few more Eskimos for the video portion of Sidelines. I'm not sure how many we got at Fan Day that we can use but I'm guessing around 10 and we need a total of 20. Maybe more if the Eskimos make the playoffs.
Now that CHED has "CHED TV" we'll undoubtedly get asked to film a few of our Primeau and Grose shows especially when there's a guest in the studio. I believe we had Brent Butt on CHED TV last month and, with the comedy festival coming up, there'll be more.
The funny thing is... I hate doing television. I have never liked the way I look or sound on TV even when it's stand-up comedy and I always feel like everyone around me is wondering if it's about to get funny. I'm more comfortable doing any filming by myself because I know what I'm going to say rather than counting on the other person or persons to say what I need them to say to make it funny. The up side to film is the editing. Unlike radio they can take the dull parts and mistakes out and make you look at least somewhat talented but, again, you're counting on someone else to fix what you've done and it's not always possible.
I'll keep agreeing to do it though because that's part of being a radio guy and I'm bound to get better at it one day.