Episode 5 aired July 5th – not at 7 PM as scheduled… it was more like 11 pM. With technical difficulties and a frustrated ‘host’ (me) – these ‘avoidable’ issues were, in retrospect, divinely perfect! Hidden Gifts.
Cultivating the topic for Episode 5, had me go in several directions as the show continued its focus on women – There were several topics that I had a strong desire to cover; InDepth Astrology, Tantra, Fertility and Holistic Healing – specifically. With these in mind, I set out to discover, contact and schedule prospective guests. As with other months, I came across scheduling conflicts. On top of this, I was coming to understand that the idea of a ‘Web Series’ was and remains for many, a foreign idea. Part of the reason for using this ‘web series’ tool, is to bring new possibilities to the viewers, myself and guests alike.
I was fortunate to find July’s guest… Fertility GoddessAlicia Gargaro-Magaña~ Scheduled, I headed over to Alicia’s house in West Hollywood. HOLLYWOOD! Mirroring Alicia’s personality, her space is Vibrant, Colorful & Warm! What a Blessed creative place to film the shoot. I personally look more vibrant & colorful in this episode… coincidence?
Alicia and I sat down and filmed the whole show… and, OOPS! With so much content, I exceeded my 30 minute time limit! I really have to get a good timer! The attempt to edit the show down had failed… And… We would end up re-shooting the next day! This time, I managed the time more efficiently and completed the shoot with what you see today on Season 1 Episode 5!
Okay – so from the production standpoint, I experienced more frustrations, which, by-the-way is all part of the process. My producer was busy with another project at the time, so I enlisted Editor, Eduardo Magaña (Alicia’s husband) to edit the show… Eduardo is world-class! Such great luck! With the show beautifully edited, I brought it to my producer a week before the premiere on the 5th. Well, as I stated above – technical difficulties ensued the day of the premiere and the show aired 4+ hours late! Frustrating…
Thank Goodness for the quality of the editing and for Eduardo’s feedback on the show. He shared with me some directing tips on creating more depth and interest while shooting – this episode and subsequent shows all benefit from Eduardo’s expertise!
The Gifts? Episode 5 gave me many – I’ll share a couple
First – with regard to the post production aspect of the show, I realized that I was wanting/needing to have more control over the show and the integrity of the air time, which I would soon have the opportunity to do… Second – I was coming to the realization of just how much more comfortable I was becoming in my ‘skin’ – being in front of the camera. Becoming less self-conscious! Breakthrough!
Thank you my Beautiful friend & Fertility Goddess – Alicia Gargaro-Magaña for contributing famously to the show and to Eduardo for his generous creative assistance! Wishing you both Divine Blessings on your Fertility Journey!
Be sure to check out Alicia’s Fertility Goddess Website! Here is the link! Fertility Goddess