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15 minutes of fame!!
According to Andy Warhol we all get our 15 mins of fame, and it would appear that this could be ours.
Back in the summer we were contacted by a researcher from ZDF broadcasting company, Germany's equivalent to the BBC. They were interested in coming to the 'ship to film it for a children's tv programme that focuses on environmental issues. We've been contacted by tv companies before with nothing happening so even though we were excited by the prospect, we didn't get too excited.
Then, after a few emails and calls to plan what they wanted to film, they arrived!
Now I'm normally quite shy when it comes to photos being taken of me, so imagine my surprise at how comfortable I felt in front of a huge tv camera. I can only put it down to how good the team were that came. Eric, the presenter of the programme, and Dirk, the director, both have a lovely way of putting you at your ease. And Michael, the cameraman, with Sven, the sound man on this project (he's also a cameraman) were very unobtrusive. All in all it was great fun, so much so that although we'd planned for Dave to stay on Monday night for more filming on his own on Tuesday, I couldn't resist coming back and joining in for more.
Refreshed from a nights sleep full of dreams of stardom (hee hee), I set off the next morning with the same clothes on (for continuity) and headed back for more.
This morning Dave was filmed showing Eric the roof water catch system. As with all the other filming, it was an eye opener to see how one scene is filmed from so many angles. I'll never watch a show again without counting the number of shoots it must've taken to get it!
Finally we finished off by going through the 4 stages of water use inside the 'ship. I managed to get back in front of the camera for this - oh to have been a presenter on Blue Peter!
We can't wait to see the finished programme. It'll be aired on ZDF on 12th Nov at 10.35am and on KIKA on 13th Nov at 7.25pm.
After this it will be available to view on their web site, we'll post the link up here when we get it.
All for now darlinks, must go and dust down the shelf for our Oscar ;-)
Here's the link to watch the programme online, when you get to the site click on the arrow on the pic of the boy: ZDF TiVi