Friday, May 15, 2009

lights! camera! action!

Woo-Hoo! I did it! I made it through my very first television interview without passing out from shear nervousness or babbling incoherently (at least I think I sounded somewhat intelligent)! Thankfully it was a recorded interview and not LIVE.
So this little slice of prime time media coverage came my way via a wonderfully observant reporter from the local NBC affiliate WLBZ Channel 2 in Bangor, Maine who had been dining at Finelli Pizza in Ellsworth. He spied my handmade recycled tote bags for sale there and thought that they were so totally cool that he just had to do a story about them (and their creator) for the evening news! The next day I got a call asking if I'd be willing to talk a bit about my business and especially my recycled tote bags. On camera...? Like for TV...? Ahh, yeah. Why, sure... Great, see you on Friday!
Well, good gravy! You would have thought I was awaiting my very first Brazilian-wax, given the way I was losing sleep and carrying on about this!
Turns out it was painless. Fun, actually! (the interview- not the wax)
Scott is an incredibly easy-going reporter AND camera-man. He is also really good at making you feel comfortable. Yup. He does it all- And at the same time! (He also promised- at my request -not to do any profile shots, and if I said anything really dumb, he would edit it out.)
But best of all, he didn't laugh at my dog when she came out to greet him wearing her clown collar- actually it's called an e-collar, one of those cone like rigs that keeps her from ripping out her post-op stitches. But really- it makes her look down-right comical. I mean, even I can't help but chuckle when I look at her! Well, Scott thought she was just the sweetest thing (she is) and ended up capturing Piper in all her cuteness on video, too.
The piece is tentatively scheduled to air Monday or Tuesday of next week- but stay tuned to this blog for an update on exactly when it will air. I will also post a link to it as soon as it is available!
And thanks again to WLBZ Channel 2 for giving me this wonderful opportunity to promote my business!
Check out and buy your own recycled tote bag (and lots of other cool stuff) here ...


  1. congrats - how exciting for you! I'll try to tune in.

  2. That's fantastic! What a great way to have the interview come about. I'm not sure if I could ever talk on camera.

  3. I had an interview too, but it was live, a talk show for the Vatican channel about second-hand and recycling trend in fashion today...they put tons of make up on my face,but I looked nice in the video! I was disappointed about the fact that the whole talking did not consider the ecologic aspect of the trend, just looking at the economic aspect... :(

  4. Wow! I don't think I could have done that one!
    What a shame they didn't highlight the eco aspect...