Not Just Another Day…

by Heather

Feed baby. Play and make funny faces. Put baby to sleep.

Feed baby. Play. Sleep.

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

{Except not so much on the sleep part.}

baby in tie onesie

That’s pretty much how my days go now. Except for one day in March.

One day where I just, you know, flew to LA to shoot a video.

westwood la

A video for Subaru. {And before I forget, go enter to win an All-New 2012 Subaru Impreza by going to and clicking on the vehicle in the bottom right-hand corner.}

subaru video shoot

I had so much fun getting a behind the scenes peek at how these things come together. The number of takes and amount of footage that was filmed in order to come up with all the right pieces to put a clip together that conveyed the right message in the right way.


I can only imagine how many hours and hours of footage the production crew had to weed through to find enough non-awkward segments on my part. Winking smile

filming videohow a video is filmed

And I can only imagine how many hours and hours and hours of footage it takes to put together a longer commercial, tv show, or movie.

Have I mentioned before I would love to get a glimpse at how a tv show comes together? Random side story: I have a friend who lived in LA last summer and just so happened to have the chance to witness Rules of Engagement being filmed. Did you know Patrick Warburton is like 10 feet tall? This coming from my 7 foot friend. Anyway, one of the actresses was sick, so they filmed all the scenes without her, then went back and added her clips in after another shoot. You’d never know watching the show how it was filmed and pieced together.

Ok tangent over. What I’m putting off by rambling on is the end piece from my adventure in LA. My Subaru video is done!

It is completely awkward and weird and strange and embarrassing to watch yourself in video form. This coming from someone who thinks it’s embarrassing to hear herself on an answering machine. Well, back when we had answering machines…

Again, anyways. Here it is. My First Car Story video!


Everyone loved their first car. No matter how beat up or broken down, it was a taste of freedom and you loved it. Even though it lasted only for a brief time, that emotional connection is an experience that unites us all. Check out my custom illustrated story, you can submit one too at and bring your story to life with animation and music and share it with your friends.

Let the laughing commence.

In all seriousness, as awkward as I feel about this, I had such a blast taking on this adventure, working with the production and film crew, and meeting the gang behind Glam, who I previously only knew through email. I love putting faces to names, and it just reaffirms that I feel great about my partnership with the Glam Media folks.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the advertiser.

Have you ever seen a TV show or movie filmed?!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz @ IHeartVegetables April 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm
That is SO cool!!!! Your video is super cute :) I've never gotten to do anything like that! My friends and I did make a commercial for the Doritos crash the super bowl contest, but that's it! haha Liz @ IHeartVegetables Just blogged...Current Obsessions
Elizabeth @ The Bare Midriff April 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm
That is SO COOL! You did a great job! Elizabeth @ The Bare Midriff Just blogged...A Chilly ReQuest
Charissa April 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm
You did an AWESOME job! So enjoyed watching this...girl, you are a TV natural! ;) Charissa Just blogged...Lemon Meringue Smoothie (& giveaway)
Nina April 30, 2012 at 5:52 pm
I'm an actor, and I have been lucky enough to be on movie sets before. I was an extra in a National Geographic documentary about HH Holmes (America's first serial killer!) and we actually got a surprising amount of scenes shot in one day, about 3 or 4 we filmed. I was also on the set of The Dark Knight for one day. Over 12 hours I was on set and we filmed approximately 60 seconds of film. You know that part where they have the parade for the guy who died and the Joker was one of the soldier guys? Yep, that scene. Maggie was very much a diva. And Heath Ledger, well, he nearly ran into me. He was a much smaller man than I thought. Shooting films takes so long because they make sure to get every angle possible, there were cameras everywhere. It was pretty cool. Then Transformers came to town and blocked off tons of major streets with their sets and then other streets with their trailers for days and days and days. Annoying, but it brought a ton of money into Chicago, so I guess I can't complain. It was pretty cool to see all the blown up cars and stuff though.
Beth April 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm
That is so cool! (oh, maybe that's been said...) You're so poised and adorable! And only you know how many takes it took, or how much was edited looks seamless.
Susan April 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm
You ROCK, girl!!!! Your video is awesome!!!
Kelly April 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm
You were awesome!!!! You should do another ;) Kelly Just blogged...It's the little things!
Linda April 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm
That was great! When do we get to see it on TV? What station? I loved this! You are a natural!
Courtney May 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Love it!!! You shine in that as much as you do in everyday life! On an unrelated note, I have seen Wheel of Fortune filmed and the Walt Disney World episode of Full House. :0)
Theodora May 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm
You're so cute :) Theodora Just blogged...It All Comes Together (and Turkey Meatloaf Muffins)

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