Production Notes: The Importance of Olive Oil

Production Notes: The Importance of Olive Oil

December 28th of this year was a beautiful and busy day. It all started with a long drive from my place in Hollywood to the olive groves owned by the Temecula Olive Oil Company to meet up with the host and producer of my show. The job for the day was to document the harvesting and pressing process for making quality olive oil and to shoot an in-depth interview with the company’s owner and resident olive oil guru. In producing a health and lifestyle segment for an upcoming PBS television…

Production Notes: Shooting in the Outer Hebrides

Production Notes:  Shooting in the Outer Hebrides

  From late August to early September of this year, I once again spent two weeks on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides working on content pieces for the television show that I’ve been developing with friend and colleague David Jackson for the last few years.   The trip began with the stunning Scottish weather that we’ve all come to love by looking at postcards and coffee table books. A few days later however, the battle of the elements was on. As stunning as our remote location in…