That Time We Were on TV
So you'd think that someone who regularly throws himself in front of a camera while spouting "wisdom" would feel supremely confident when a morning television show asks him to be part of one of their inserts.
You would, of course, be wrong.
When I'm making my own videos, I'm in complete control. If it ends up being something that I'm very unhappy with, I can scrap it and make sure that it will never see the light of day.
But this was live national TV. I didn't control the shots. I didn't control the conversation, or the sound, or the content.
And that was very unsettling.
(Fortunately, Graeme Richards and the team at Expresso Show are super pros)
Luckily, that feeling meant I could sympathise with The Kid. He was supposed to join in on the segment, but even in the lead up to the show we recognised the fact that having a bunch of big lights and cameras stuck in your face while you are surrounded by complete strangers is scary enough for adults, let alone a 4 year-old.
So we made contingency plans in the event of an overwhelmed toddler.
Deciding that Julie should join us on camera 2 minutes before going live was not one of them - but that's what happened! Luckily, this lady was MADE to be on camera, so she just flowed with it.
Anyway, here's what we ended up looking like: