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Behind The Scenes – Filming My DVDs

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in F+W Publications, Mixed Media Workshop

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Last year was really a whirlwind of a year and I might have to pinch myself still in disbelief things really happened- LOL. For example my trip to Cincinnati, Ohio where I was invited to film some Mixed Media DVD’s for F&W Media (parent company of Cloth Paper Scissors,  Artists Magazine, North Light Books,  Artists and Makers and many many more).

It was quite an operation and it was pretty cool to see how filming outside of a tiny messy studio with a little webcam works and how much work and how many awesome fun people are involved. Let me show you some behind the scenes photos :)

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I was so crazy nervous the first of the four days- you have no idea. Besides being nervous about the whole camera situation I also became pretty aware that I have an accent and make language mistakes …what if I would really blow it…LOL. No worries though …I think I compensated that with funny faces 😉

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Everything was good – The crew was super super sweet and Kristy Conlin who was my “student” for the filming was super fun to work with! We laughed a lot …

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And made smart comments about weird things…

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and made very important decisions on what to eat for lunch

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and just picked on each other ….LOL

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and smiled….a lot …when we didn’t know if the camera was already rolling or not…

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Here is Amy Jones, my producer – she is so sweet and awesome and organized and really put me at ease and was just amazingly encouraging and welcoming!

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She also kept all of us in check …because you know…lot’s of Shenanigans happened during the takes 😉

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Lot’s of cameras and lot’s of light- boy – it was HOT in there …I have a new respect for everyone working in studios …ever walked through the light section of a big department store in your winter jacket? Double that feeling and you are close! Because of the noise you can’t run the air conditioner to cool it down either and it was a really warm November on top. So every time we were done with a take we pretty much went out side to cool off a bit.

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It was great to see how they had set up the set with my artwork

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This is Sam – above – so much fun to work with him and Erin – below left. They are amazing!!!

And see George mounted on the camera?

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Yup- that is a trick to keep you reminded to look at him and so into the camera while talking …because…it is awkward to talk to the a camera…but talking to George …ha …nice 😉

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Amy stuck George into my Art Journal when I went home, which I forgot until I was teaching a class at Pratt where he fell out …very weird moment- LOL – try and explain that ;)…I need to do a page with him – LOL

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Such a wonderful crew of people- It was so wonderful to work with them and the four days went by really quick. I hope I will see them again :)

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The DVD’s are estimated to come out in March this year and I am looking forward to tell you what the content is- that I wasn’t allowed to share yet :)

I hope all of you on the East Coast are all warm and safe right now with the snow storm – I am snuggled into my warm studio and I am planning on doing some artwork and eat some hearty stew today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Nat

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  • Rae Missigman

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    This looks like it was a whoot of a time – the best kind! I can not wait to see what you created! Thanks for a fun tour of your trip!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      I agree -the fun makes it the best kind! Thank you for your sweet comment Rae!

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  • Maua

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    It looks like you had a grand time, in spite of being nervous before you started. You are an awesome teacher, and I know that is what shone through. So…now you are a star!!

    Snug in and stay warm, hope you don’t get too much snow!

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      awe – thank you Maura!!! And nah – a mixed media dvd does not make you a star …LOL – just a normal Kraut 😉
      hope you are safe and sound too and have a nice warm day – assuming you are also getting slammed with snow today.

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  • Seth

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    Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes Nat. I bet you rocked it and no doubt these DVDs will be well received. Congratulations.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Seth for your constant encouragement – you are the best!

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  • Mary Beth Shaw

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    What fun, you and Kristy!! I’m sure it will be amazing. Love that crew :)

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  • Sandra Miaskoff

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    Hi Nat, thanx for the tour, it was great reading it because your happiness came through.
    Sandy

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  • Kasia Krzyminska

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    Looks like fun! I bet it must have been a great experience, especially if George was included. I may use that tip by the way 😀

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What Would You Do If Money Was No Object? What would you desire?

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Inspirational Video

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  • Peggy

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    I love this.. I heard this many years ago. It just makes sense.

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Art Journaling Live 2 – Available NOW

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Mixed Media Workshop, Video, Workshops

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Soooo excited about this. Some of you might remember that in July I joined my friends Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Dina Wakely and Mary Beth Shaw in Texas for a Art Journaling Live Workshop with 75 students. The four of us taught  different art journaling techniques and the event was recorded on video. Here is a little sneak peak

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You’ll love this art journaling video workshop if:

  • You missed the Art Journaling LIVE event, but want the instruction from the sessions
  • You are a fan of mixed-media artists Mary Beth Shaw, Dina Wakley, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, and Nathalie Kalbach
  • You want to learn exclusive techniques to grow your artistic skillset

Learn More about Each Session:
In “The Abstracted Journal,” StencilGirl Mary Beth Shaw gives you techniques for creating your own stickers, decorative tape, collage papers and more as you create an abstract art journal spread with unique component parts!

Complete two art journal pages with Dina Wakley in her class, “Random by Design,” as she gives you four fail-proof guidelines for creating an expressive, random look in your art journal without creating chaos!

In “Easy Lettering,”Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shows you ways to use your own handwriting to create more than 24 fancy lettering styles. Then, learn the best way to add shadows to make your text pop off the page!

Join Nathalie Kalbach for “Tooling Around,” in which she’ll show you how to create lusciously layered backgrounds by pushing your mixed-media tools to the max. Take part in a roomful of fun as you experiment with more than 10 techniques!
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You can now preorder the DVD set with 2 DVD’s with all four of us or download the videos right away.

If you only want to buy single Downloads or DVDs for example of my session – you can do this too  (but hey- get the whole package- it is so much fun!): Art Journaling Live 2: Tooling Around with Nathalie Kalbach Video Download
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For those of you who have been at the event: your complimentary downloads to the event will go out in the next 2-3 weeks !!!

 

Have a gorgeous day!!!

Nat

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  • Denise Spillane

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    It was a great day! I loved the class. Now I can get the video so I don’t forget the tips and process!

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