Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Structure of Shawls DVD and Creative Pin-Loom Designs Video

Since it's Thursday, I thought I would write a Throw Back Thursday post. Exactly one year ago today, I was in Loveland, CO filming a dvd and video at the Interweave/ F+W Media headquarters. Here are some behind the scenes look of the filming studio.
Studio 
This is the filming studio, which is located across the street from the Interweave/ F+W Media office.

Set 
Downstairs is where the set is located. When I arrived on the first day, Anne Merrow (Video Content Producer) was there to meet me and help me set up. It makes the filming go a lot smoother when everything is organized and in order according to my video outline.The trays are set up to easily swap out my knitted swatches and shawl samples as is needed for each segment.

Me on the set. 
After a night to rest up, I arrived bright and early at the studio to have my makeup done.The makeup artist had fun with me and gave me fake lashes. Here I am, fully made up, on the set. Can you tell I am 6 months pregnant? My big baby belly is behind the table. I think it's funny that this pregnancy is forever immortalized digitally on a dvd.

The producer and film crew were so nice and easy to work with. I felt very comfortable and we all had fun during the shoot. Just so you know, everything is unscripted so I am not reading off the teleprompter. Anne Merrow was my focus point and I pretended I was teaching her. Since it's digital, I can just pause and start over if I fumbled or needed to explain something further. The only hiccup we had was towards the end when the camera above me broke. It was during a break so we didn't know what happened. They quickly improvised using another camera and we were able wrap up the shoot.

Structure of Shawls 
The bulk of the day was spent filming The Structure of Shawls. The dvd starts with the basics of shawl construction and I walk you through all the steps and techniques you may encounter when knitting a shawl. The shawl showcased on the cover of the dvd is my Colfax Shawl

Creative Pin-Loom Designs 
The remaining studio time was spent filming Creative Pin-Loom Designs. I teach you to warp and weave on a Zoom Loom, which works on those vintage 4 x 4 pin looms like a Weavette or Weave-it. I also teach you several ways to seam or join your squares. This is meant to be a short video (47 min), but I could of went on and on about these pin looms.

I hope you enjoyed this behind the scenes look of how these videos are filmed. It has been so lovely getting messages from knitters and weavers who have purchased and watched my videos. I feel so passionate about what I do so I think it's wonderful that I can share my knowledge with all of you whether it's at in person classes or via online videos.

2 comments:

Pinetree Studios said...

What a wonderful memory for you ~ thanks for sharing with us Angela!

I have the Creative Pin-Loom Designs video and love it. I'm all for you going on and on about them!!!

As usual, your designs are beautiful!

woolgatheringwithbetsy.com said...

Another fun fiber craft! I look forward to trying it. So many people, myself included, remember the fun of weaving pot holders. Why not pin weave as an adult?