Filming in the kitchen

This week, we filmed a short spot for one of our underwriters (show sponsors), to be inserted at the beginning or end of each program (brought to you by…). I played the part of bundt pan girl, and even had a “first position” mark, walking in front of the camera, holding a bundt pan. I have no idea if my face is in the shot — I don’t think it is because I was so close to the camera. I guess on Monday, if the bundt pan has a trailer and director’s chair with its name on it, I’ll have my answer.

The same crew that films the television show filmed the spot for us, and watching the process was amazing — they used a still camera to record the video, which is all the rage now, and the footage was beautiful on playback.

Some of the videos that were filmed in the Test Kitchen when I first started my internship have been uploaded to the ATK web sites, and you can all of the interns working and chopping away in the background.

Filming in the kitchen isn’t easy, but you’d never know it from the finished product. Filming interrupts everything, and everything interrupts filming. Food testing stops, for the most part, when recording sound — we’re given strict orders to chop quietly and refrain from talking, frying, running water or any equipment so the test cook’s voice is the main sound of the recording. And without the use of a teleprompter, getting their lines straight can sometimes take the test cook a while. I love watching the process though, and don’t mind the wait one bit.

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