October 1, 2022

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A Netflix Q&A with Shea McGee

You’ve noticed the Instagram Tales sharing behind-the-scenes clips of Syd and Shea filming our Netflix show…

but we needed to get an even closer glimpse at what it usually takes to make Dream Home Makeover. If we have discovered something the past two many years, it’s that nothing at all goes in accordance to prepare. In between filming deadlines and things stuck on containers, each individual single job had a problem to be solved! We asked Shea a couple queries about filming and all it entails—from design and style problems to beloved times. Hold on reading to listen to what she had to say!

A Netflix Q&A with Shea McGee

“We’ve been blessed to knowledge so many fun matters with our little ones and have them captured on digicam – a little something we’ll be equipped to cherish for good.”

Shea McGee

What does a common working day of filming appear like?

A typical day of filming seems like Syd and I waking up close to 5 to exercise session, and then Marisa (make-up) and Laura (hair) get there at our home around 7 am to assist me seem presentable. I sit at the corner of our kitchen island whilst Syd would make the ladies breakfast and we all get some time jointly ahead of work and university start out. Syd and I then head to the filming place for the day inevitably 20 minutes past our phone-time. We get mic’d and prepped on conversing factors, then we wait all around and answer e-mail on our phones when the crew will get cameras, lights, and so forth. figured out. Television set has been eye-opening for the reason that it requires a ton of waiting all over and as two men and women who run a business and thrive on efficiency…it’s, very well, an exercise in endurance for us, ha.

What you may not notice is that we movie almost everything on spot 2 times. Yes, you read through that right…twice. For case in point, we’ll do a complete reveal with the two digicam operators carrying out closeups of our faces. Then we split and do what they contact a “wide pass” which takes advantage of lenses that seize the more substantial photograph.

The interview times are a bit distinct since we have on the exact outfits more than and around when generation asks us the similar inquiries in excess of and above in marginally different ways to work with how they choose to edit the storyline. We sit on the sofa from 9-5 with a quick lunch crack and conceal many beverages proper under the camera’s line of sight (caffeine, hydration, more caffeine)!

A Netflix Q&A with Shea McGee

What is it like filming with your loved ones?

Filming with our loved ones is definitely exciting and also exhausting. Syd and I do the job with the producers to brainstorm functions that are reliable to our daily life and also exciting for the little ones so it does not come to feel as a lot like work. We’ve been blessed to experience so quite a few enjoyment factors with our youngsters and have them captured on digital camera – one thing we’ll be capable to cherish endlessly. When the period commences it normally takes us all a bit to settle in, but our youngsters are truly good at just being on their own and disregarding the cameras. I feel it is much more demanding for Syd and I since we want items to go smoothly and children will be young children. I also have to inform myself that there is attractiveness to be observed in chaos and I know many others can relate to the juggle with spouse and children, lifestyle, and function. That mentioned, an arsenal of snacks are an complete need to. Acquiring a new infant and filming just a few small months right after providing start was a new obstacle this period but we just had to speak up when we desired a split!

Is it difficult performing on several projects in this sort of a short window of time? 

We’re employed to juggling many tasks at a time, but for the show we cast the a person home transformations, so those people assignments are additional on prime of our regular workload and things get wild! We also have restricted turnarounds to hold on schedule and have to be pretty nimble as troubles occur.

A Netflix Q&A with Shea McGee

What are you most fired up about this time?

I’m genuinely enthusiastic about the various varieties of initiatives we’re showing – every little thing from a basement makeover, to a beachy kitchen area, and a huge custom made residence challenge we labored on for various years prior to filming.

What does traveling for the initiatives seem like?

We retained the projects out of state in the West, so the flights would be rapid and we could do working day journeys to verify on the development and film at the similar time. Our agency has normally worked on out-of-state houses, so the system is similar and calls for close interaction with the contractors.