Twenty five years seems like such a long time...but I have to admit that the number has surprised me because it has always been a pleasure for me! Doing this program has become such an intergral part of my life that I simply can't imagine giving it up! To work with the remarkable women on the crew, to interview guests who are changing our world, teaching us how to cope with that world, learning about their lives and their passions, being in awe of their adventures and moved by their struggles. I can honestly say that in all these years, I have never gone home after a shoot and NOT said to my husband, "I learned something really interesting tonight. Did you know.....?"
Happily, 2017 has brought us several new crew members which is always exciting. while many seasoned team players are still coming to every shoot and "doing their thing"!
Included here are some pictures from behind the scenes and infront of the cameras of our first program of the 2017 Spring Season....# 311, "Caroline's Story"
New members are Evelyn Kern ( shown here adjusting a camera) and Kerri Tarpey ( smiling underneath those big headphones). Veteren Christine Murphy (in navy) also puts in two days a week editing past and present programs! A year ago...we were 65 programs behind in editing! We have always edited every one of our programs to assure that the sound, the image and the flow are as good as we can make them...but it does take an astounding amount of time to do that well. Christine and fellow crew member, Vicky Doran have soldiered their way through over 40 programs in the past year...so we are really beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel (thanks to them) and local studios are pretty psyched to see all those new programs flooding in.
Director Catrina Bruyn and audio/camerawoman, Linda Talanian are discussing set ups for the first shoot while Vicky Doran brings out the lav mikes ( she has developed a way to keep them in place and not tipping down...which they LOVE to do)! We all think she should patent the design.
Linda and Dorothea O'Regan look to be examining the microphone box (it's dark in there)!
I want to mention how wonderful the staff is at StonehamTV! They have made it easy for us to make a home for The Total Woman...and every one of us appreciates their time and efforts on our behalf.
The first show of this season featured the wonderful Caroline Moore-Kochlacs, a young scientist who was with us several times last fall to talk about her life as a scientist and her ongoing battle with cancer. She inspires us everytime we have her on the program and we have all come to love her.
Count the fingers...it's our 25th year!