On Wednesday, I spent the morning filming a live segment on Showcase Minnesota. I was demoing a maedeup knot and also promoting my new book, "Elegant Knotted Jewelry." The show is live and I was told by my producer to arrive at 9:15 a.m.
Curt went with me to help out and take some pictures. We arrived at the KARE 11 studio at 9:00 and entered through the main entrance. They were expecting us and we had a production assistant show us to the green room.
This is a picture of the green room and it was actually a shade of green. We were the only ones there at the time.
Here is Curt waiting for my segment.
This is me. The PA came in a few times to see if we needed anything and I started to get a little worried when it was about 9:45 and I hadn't set anything up yet. It was then that I was asked to go into the studio to set up.
The host and hostess talk about current events in the first segment. The second segment was a cooking demonstration. The chef was making fish tacos and they smelled delicious.
I was surprised to find that the cameras did not have cameramen. They were all controlled remotely by one person.
I was the third segment and I did the segment with Corbin Seitz. She was wonderful to work with and really loved the maedeup. She came over to introduce herself shortly before my segment and to go over what we would do during the segment. She also told me that we had five minutes for the segment.
This is the exit that we took out of the building. This was my first experience with doing live television. I knew that if I made a mistake that I would have to just continue and make the best out of it. Luckily, it went really, really well. You can watch the segment here. There are also instructions for the bracelet that I made on the show.