Wednesday, March 16, 2011

BBC Backstage

Hello Everyone!

As Fatima posted in our previous post, we have been so busy. It was a chaotic time for us, yet we had the most fun ever!

I've done many interviews before, however, BBC was the best ever! The crew was so intelligent and so humorous that at the end of the day, other than being extremely tired, my face was hurting from laughing so hard.

We started the morning by filming my interview, us, at home as a family and then continued on with our photoshoot at Columbus Circle, Mood Fabrics, and a segment on HijabiTopia and Comfijab and different ways it can be worn.

Ofcourse once it's edited, it will end up being shorter, but we spent the day filming, and refilming, and refilming. For example, we went through the Mood Fabrics entrance door about 4 times. Take 1, take 2... You get the picture. There is so much that goes in to the filming. It has to be absolutely quiet while filming the interview which was awfully difficult because we are in Manhattan. We had to pause for ambulances, fire trucks passing by. LOL!

Anyway, here are some more behind the scenes with the most fun, intelligent, and down to earth media crew I have ever worked with.

Here is what I wore

The Camera
(Say "Hi Mom")

David - The Cameran

Darrius - The Producer

Karen- The lovely Host
(In this picture Karen was complimenting my Knuckle Ring- I was telling her, it's a knuckle ring just like boxers have for punching, hence the hand gesture, LOL)

Getting Zehra Nur changed for the photoshoot

And now the funniest story of farewell...

The crew was nice enough to take off their shoes in our apartment since we don't wear shoes :-). So as they were heading out, Darrius put on his heavy backpack full of all the extra equipment. He stepped out in the hall to put on his shoes, and when he bent down to put it on, all of a sudden his backpack weighed him down, and he fell on the floor. We all burst out laughing because that was the creme de la creme of a day filled with laughter.

Elif Kavakci for HijabiTopia

1 comment:

  1. Wow that sounds awesome! Elif you look amazing! mA