Lights…Camera…ACTION!

1 Oct
We are ready to start filming!

We are ready to start filming

I had the pleasure of hosting a camera crew on the Oosterdam last week in Seattle. Bob, our director, used the Digital Workshop as the setting for an all new commercial that will hopefully air in mid November on the onboard channels. They are the same crew that shot the new Greenhouse Spa commercials.

The crew hard at work.

The crew hard at work.

Not being a natural in front of the camera, they were very patient with me throughout the process. We had a few actors hired to appear as my “students” and to my surprise, I found a few of them looking very familiar to me. After a few moments trying to figure out where I knew them from, it hit me.

“You’re Karen Feldman!”

One of the actresses looked like a woman who appeared in some of the demonstration photos that we use for editing during the Edit Your Photos Like a Pro class. She quickly gave in and laughed, saying that yes, she had been photographed with her family for them five or six years ago. Then she pointed at two of the other actors, who are her husband and son, both of whom also appeared in the photos. Her real name is Mary, although we had tagged her in our Photos using the name Karen Feldman. Her family was also given various aliases under “The Feldmans”.

The original picture of the "Feldmans" we have been using in our Photo Editing classes. Mary & her son Michael in the red hoodie appear in the new commercial.

The original picture of the “Feldmans” we have been using in our Photo Editing classes. Mary & her son Michael in the red hoodie appear in the new commercial.

Another classic photo we displayed for editing on our Windows computers of “The Feldman’s”

Above are a few photos that you might recognize if you have taken some any of our Photo Editing classes. Mary aka “Karen Feldman” is the wife of a photographer that was asked if he would allow his family for Microsoft ads and materials. They complied, and although their daughter and two young sons appeared in the photos used on our computers, for the new Digital Workshop Commercial, only Mary, her husband Chris aka “The Dad” and her oldest son Michael will appear. They all had a great time reminiscing and checking out all the photos of them on our Windows 8 computers. Their son Michael has definitely grown since his first photo shoot, and now he will appear in this new commercial. We had a number of laughs over how “The Feldman’s” have returned and are continuing their role in being a vital part of the Digital Workshop legacy. Check out our photos from the shoot!

Chris aka "The Dad" photobombing in a classic pose behind his wife and son.

Chris aka “The Dad” photobombing in a classic pose behind his wife and son.

Michael, Mary and me. Micheal sure has gotten big!

Michael, Mary and me. Micheal sure has gotten big!

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2 Responses to “Lights…Camera…ACTION!”

  1. Kathleen October 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    very confused with this post . . . . .

  2. Jack October 2, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    HuH ?

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