I got home from shooting the TV show "Facing Life Head-On". It should air the 2nd Tuesday of June on TBN. Check your local listings for air times (I never realized that I wanted to say that, but it's kind of fun.)
Television production is interesting. It takes fewer people than I thought, but a lot more fidgety perfectionism. I don't know how many times the producer (HI Teresa!) stop things to fix someones hair or adjust a light or smooth out a wrinkle in a jacket. All to look like an impromptu conversation. It's all deception. Nothing spontaneous happens, and if it does, then it gets edited out.
It takes a lot of make-up to look normal on television, probably a quarter bottle of foundation and 4 kinds of powder. All of this just to look as if I wasn't wearing any make-up. Then I had to put on mascara, eyeliner, and lipstick. It feels gross, too. Like that thick stuff you use when you're a kid and trying to be a clown. All greasy and tight and incredibly itchy, except you can't scratch it or you'll have to start over again.
I had make-up on my face, neck, chest, the back of my neck and even my ears! Not just a little ear make-up, nope, they were coated with the stuff. Any speck of skin which might show had to be covered or I would look like the Night of the Living Dead on camera. I'm not sure that zombie would be a good look for me.
The interview went well, I think. You'll have to let me know what you think. I can't watch it. I tried. It's painful to watch yourself on television. The cringe-factor is off the charts. I think I'll go for a walk when it airs and come back when it's over.
TV is fun. I wouldn't mind doing it again, but I hate flying, and I still have a bit of make-up in my ears.