Due to popular demand from the Sunday morning TV viewing audience we are releasing “The Making Of….”
I was contact by Sharry Whitney of Utica’s NewChannel2 who apparently stumbled across our web site &/or Utica OD last winter. She hung onto that valuable information until this winter for this show. This is a woman who is either a) tremendously organized or b) needs a new life/boyfriend/hobby.
I agreed to meet the crew (Sharry and the camera man) at the Rome Family Y as they were filming interviews with YMCA personnel as part of the “Being Active in the Winter” program.
As the rain poured down outside we sought a suitable filming location. Our 1st choice – the white background of the racquet ball courts – was rejected due to poor acoustics. We ended up in the kid’s playroom standing in front of the windows with a ‘rustic looking’ mottled brown and greenish chalkboard in the background.
The interview consisted of Sharry asking me a couple of questions such as how I got started winter camping, what did I enjoy about winter camping and where are good places to go winter camping. It was all rather impromptu and ad hoc – but maybe that is the way these things are done.
After the interview the camera man took some close ups of some of the gear I brought that is unique to winter camping including mittens, down booties, sleeping pads, and water bottle insulation.
No plans for a sequel have been announced yet.SHARE