I’m normally in bed soon after the sun sets but I made a special exception last night. I’m being considered for a guest spot on SV Talk Art and the director, Nance Wheeler had asked me to come in to their Mid Peninsula Media Center studio to learn the ropes while they taped an episode. I got to be a colorful fly on the wall as the crew set the lights, cameras and microphones for host Sally Rayn to interview artist Judy Gittelsohn. I had no idea how much was involved in getting everything ready to go! All the lights are angled and tinted, the paintings tilted and adjusted, all the cords plugged in and equipment checked to see if it’s working properly. Testing, testing testing! I must remember to wear something cool under all those hot lights or I will be running like a watercolor wash! These broadcasts are designed to provide insight into the art and artists that participate in the Silicon Valley Open Studios. I took part in SVOS last spring, and it was such a magical event I can’t wait to do it all over again this year! You can find SV Talk Art on You Tube, information on Silicon Valley Open Studios at svos.org and more about Judy at artforwellbeings.org.
There is a monitor in the studio where the guest artist, Judy Gittelsohn, can comment on her paintings as they are shown on screen while taping.
Pretty cables coiled like snakes.
Camera #3 will shoot Judy’s Demo Painting.
Director Nance Wheeler, host Sally Rayn and guest artist Judy Gittelsohn prep.
Sally and Judy sit and make light banter for lighting and sound check.
The crew makes final lighting adjustments.