Fun at Craftsy
By now, it’s safe to say, that unless you are a knitter that has been living in a bomb shelter, does not believe in computers, or has been frozen in ice, you are familiar with Craftsy classes.
A few months ago, I was lucky enough to get to spent a bit of time in Denver filming some classes. I can’t tell you what they are (yet), as it’s all rather hush hush until they launch. BUT . . . you won’t have long to wait, because they will launch next week! (if you can’t wait to take an online class with me, you can click here to check out my Knitting Daily class)
Filming is a unique experience. The days are long, but fun. There were many things that you don’t think about in your day to day life, that you have to deal with while filming. One is, I’m not really a “hair and make up” gal, so teaching wearing lip gloss was a whole new world for me! The amazing Danica made me look good (I’m convinced she can make anyone look good), so I didn’t have to think about it too much.
Another was the HEAT. Shooting for hours under hot lights didn’t really bother me. Remember, I’ve spent years dressed from head to toe in black in very hot backstages, so a little heat doesn’t wilt this girl . . . but, one unique challenge was when my hands got so sticky that the yarn wouldn’t really feed through my fingers anymore. BTW – great tip for that, alcohol based hand sanitizers, or baby wipes, they dry your hands right out!
There are a lot of differences between teaching live and on film. One thing, is my students aren’t in the room. I know that sounds obvious, but I missed their energy. Luckly the energy of the crew kept me going. They were a funny bunch.
At one point I mentioned that my shooter Jarrod might be purposly trying to startle me with the clapboard (the little thing that folks snap shut when they say “take 104” in the movies). After I did, of course he started to get closer and closer to my face. Here you can see him trying to snap my fingers off!
The nice folks at Craftsy have given me a 50% off sale link to use for my students. If you’d like to get the coupon code for my two classes, add your name to my mailing list by November 15th., and I’ll send you the link!
as they say on Craftsy “see you on the platform”