|Good Karma Kitchen Prepping|
|Filming the food|
|Photo from UNT Dining Services Facebook Page|
At the same time the Production Assistant is either holding a reflector next to me or, if the sun is in the right position, going from person to person, who are ordering their lunch, asking if they are willing to appear on camera; not just to talk to the camera but to also eat on camera. This is actually more than finding people willing to eat on camera, its finding people that have ordered the food they need to profile for that next shot, can't have too many people eating flatbread and no one eating veggie bowls!
Once all the blogger/customer interviews were done, the primary content of the show is filmed with the interview with the truck owners. The crew brought the owners off the truck and filmed their answers to the hows and whys of their truck story. Why a truck? How did you come up with the name? How do you create menus? All of the questions that let the viewer see the passion that the truck owner has was asked, in ways that brings out the owners' personalities.
I would be remiss in not giving a shout-out to the production crew. These guys were great! I found out Friday that they had never worked together but on Tuesday I had no indication of that. Of course, they were professional, as you would expect but they were patient, fully explained what they were doing and seemed to really enjoy interacting with the truck owners and guests and made each person being interviewed very comfortable with the camera and mic.
This week has been one of the highlights of my blogging experience. It really seems like things have come full circle, since as I said, Eat St was the inspiration for the blog. Even before I watched Eat St that July night, I had eaten and fallen in love with Nammi and had begun to establish a friendship with Gary and Teena. To bring it all together was not something I ever dreamed would happen. Being a part of the profile of the unique food that Good Karma Kitchen produces was really more than I could have asked. To know that Jack's Chowhound, Green House, and Three Lions were also having their moment in the spotlight sent the entire experience over the top! I am so glad Eat St was able to come to Dallas and film these trucks and show all of North America that the food truck scene in Dallas is vibrant and tasty. I am told the episodes should begin to air in March, stay tuned, I will let you know the exact dates and times as soon as I know!