Tuesday, November 29, 2005

TV Show

The taping for the TV show was today, unfortunately I couldn't go as I was in training sessions for my new job but Mark got to go (and my sister went to help as well) and told me all about it.

First thing was that I didn't realize how hard it would be to find 4 sets of clothing that met the requirements of no black, white, red, stripes, logos and were actually stain free! I'd pick up a shirt the I thought was ideal and they'd be a logo on the back or down the seam, those logos get everywhere. Then everything that was plain had old stains on it because Callum loves to get dirty and we don't really keep "Sunday best" type clothes.

The first show (and the only one we knew about before hand) activity was texture boxes. Sounded like big cardboard boxes with holes cut in, the kids put their arms through the holes to feel various toys and can pull the toys out to look at them. By the sound of it Callum was engrossed and was signing and everything. There were 4 kids in total but 2 of them spent most of their time hiding behind the sofa (it's a living room setting). They had a camera on each kid and Mark and Eleanor could watch it on TV or live on the set. No idea how much of Callum we'll see in the actual show but it sounds like he was really into it so hopefully we'll see a fair amount of him. After the first show finished taping they asked who was staying for the second show (they tape 2 a day) and Mark said no, but apparently they'd put Callum down for 2 shows so Mark stayed anyway.

The second show was on the subject of science and it was just Callum and a 4 1/2 year old little boy (the other kids didn't show up). They were playing with water (I can just picture Callum's eyes lighting up when he got to see those big containers of water). They were supposed to be measuring and pouring water from one jug to another, sucking water up into turkey baster type things and pouring it through filters. What Callum did was drink it and splash in it, sounds like he had great fun but I'm not sure how much of it they'll actually use in the show.

Got to go to my next training session, I'll write another update soon.


Kim Ayres said...

Sounds like Callum had fun! Hope they put some of his footage on the show

Tara Marie said...

I was wondering how it went....how very exciting! I can't wait to hear how the finished segment is and for Callums next big gig!

I've been crazy lately with too many things to do, but love to pop by and read about your two sweet guys!

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