On Wednesday I had so much fun shooting a segment for AOL Savings Experiment. We pulled this together in about five days, with the work of the producers in New York, and the camera guys based out of Los Angeles. We shot it downtown at the Los Angeles Flower Mart out of one of my vendors Villa Growers. They are the first stand on the left in the building across from the admission.
This was a segment showing viewers how to save on flowers.
So what did I blabber on about?
The amazing crew. Matt drove from Fresno to shoot this video. The next day they were headed to San Diego to shoot a shoe store. We did a lot of this on the fly since our location changed last minute. For each part, we did about six takes or so. The entire video will be about two minutes.
Here I am wrapping up the segment, showing off what I made. Fun fact: These flowers to the right were used the next day for a Bollare trunk show for a lingerie/bridal dress line for editors. I wanted to make something feminine and classic, so I used anemones, ranunculus, snapdragons. The white hanging stems have an unusual name that I'm blanking on.
Here's Juan. I've known him for probably 3 years now. So sad, he went back to Mexico the next day. His mom missed him a lot and so back he went! He's my go-to guy at this vendor, and always helps me hauling loads of flowers to the car or van. He has a little crush on me, and asked for a photo for him to bring back. I look so short here! And young? Maybe? Sure.
I really loved doing this. It's a toss up, but I really love working on camera, teaching, and doing demos. That's definitely been the best part recently of what I do. All about me, me, me! Ha;) The camera guys mentioned, Wow we've learned so much about flowers already. We'd only shot one part!
Stay tuned for the link to the segment. Whoop whoop!
The Flower Chef
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