Monday, March 25, 2013

On TV?

This is why you should never ever let me behind a video camera.

We recently completed filming a 5-minute casting video for the TV show House Hunters International. It only took...uh...25 days to come up with the final product :p Looking at it now, I would have done a lot of things differently (like get a haircut!) but hey, it is what it is. Here it is!

We were both sooo nervous to be doing this. It's hard to look at yourself on a camera and share your life with an unknown audience. Like it probably happens for most, we didn't seek out the opportunity. Instead, a producer contacted us, patiently answered all our questions, and asked us to make this video. The one thing we were sure of is how cool Kharkov is. Kharkov deserves to be on TV and I love introducing people to the city for the first time! Now that the video has been submitted, we're waiting to hear whether the producers want to send a crew out here or not.

In honor of television, here's one of the first Russian hip hop songs I ever heard: Хочу на ТВ (or, I want to be on TV).

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  1. I finally watched it, K. Very impressive! I learned a lot about you. The images are lovely. The sound is low in a couple of spots but good overall. It's great. I need to go to Kharkov!

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    1. Thank you for watching it! It took us about 50 hours between the filming and the editing, phew. It was disheartening to find that the sound quality was low in some places but by then there was no time to go back and re-shoot. A lesson for next time, I guess! And yes, you and your family should definitely come visit Kharkov! : ) Tell me if you're headed this way and hopefully we can meet up!

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  2. Oooooooh this is so awesome! If you have the producer's phone number, I want to call them and tell them that they absolutely have to pick you. The background noise does sometimes make it hard to hear what you're saying but that's why you need the professional crew :) I'm so looking forward to seeing you guys on TV. Definitely keep us posted.

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    1. Hi Sergiy, thank you!! : ) It was fun to try being in front of the camera instead of always behind it.

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