Sunday, November 27, 2011

Eighteen minutes of fame

    When we first told everyone that we were moving to a foreign country,  friends asked us if we watched the T.V. show "House Hunters International".   Needless to say we started watching the show,  and then I applied! All I did was send and E-mail with our info and then I got a reply!  They were interested in our story and wanted us to make an audition video.  Well it was crunch time for us, so we made our audition video like and hour before we were leaving for the airport.   I thought well, that was fun but no way are we getting on the show.  I was so wrong!   They came and filmed us for 3 days last week!!
    Here is how it works, they come film for one day at your origanal home and 3 days in the new country, but you are already living in your house.So it's two days of touring houses and then they do a day of your family visiting sites in your new country.  They move all the furniture out so you can take the tour and then they move it all back in, (they hire locals to help with this process.) Sorry to burst your bubble if you thought reality T.V. was in real time.
    In our case It was even harder for them because our apartment complex would not let them film here so they  had to find a house for us to pretend to live in. (Just so ya know they were not happy about this) They really do try to keep things as real as possible under the circumstances.  We had not seen the houses before we toured them with the camera, so we were genuinely surprised, with what we saw.  I loved that they really let us tell our story,  It was not fed to us.   How cool is it that! Our experience professionally documented and edited!!

 The cameraman
 Delena's OTF  (on the fly interview)
 If you said something they liked you knew it, because they had to get you saying it over and over so they can film you saying it from every angle. I must be HGTV's brand of corny because I did that a lot!
This is Carla and Dallin. She was the driver and also helped us out with our kids.  She was Awesome!
Ben's OTF.  They were fascinated by my multi-talented husband. 
Cameraman and the director, they wanted some footage of me freaking out in the car I hope I delivered.
He can dish it out but he can't take it.

 They took us to the beach.
 we were serenaded
 When you walk down the street with a film crew, people either get out of  the way, or they look at you like  dang I was hoping for Julia Roberts. 
 Does this camera make make my head look big?
 Joseph quite liked the director, or maybe he had a little to much lemonade.
 Bright and early getting ready to head out for the day.  We shot from 9am to 6pm.
 This was our real estate agent we really liked her !

Ben telling the director how to do his job. 


That's a wrap! 










1 comment:

barbara p said...

YOUR FAMILY IS SO CUTE. LOVE THE CTR RING!!! GOOD LUCK WITH THE LANGUAGE. IT'S A BIT DIFFERENT FROM OGDEN, WOW.
GLAD BEN HAD HIS 2 YEARS THERE IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR NEW LIFE. MY HUSBAND AND I WOULD LOVE TO GO LIVE IN ENGLAND WHERE HE SPENT 2 YEARS.
WE HAVE FAMILY IN OGDEN AND AFTER 30 YEARS IN SAN DIEGO NOW LIVE IN OREM.
BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL.