Okay… so some things in my job are still so surreal to me. So when, Mari Belacazar called me a few weeks ago and asked if I could take 1 lucky DEN member to the set of the Myth Buster’s to help create a Discovery Education film for the winners of our NSTA sweepstakes, it didn’t take long for me to start doing the happy dance. Two weeks later, Brian Talmadge and I boarded our planes and headed toward San Francisco.
When I arrived, I imagined seeing a set, lights, a costume crew… all those things one typically finds at a film location. Instead, we pulled up to a warehouse. Yep… a warehouse filled with lots of gadgets but not too many signs of what one think they would see at the set of one of Discovery Channel’s most popular shows. (Yes, Buster was there!) What I can say is that Adam, Jamie, Grant, Kari, and Tory are absolutely wonderful people. What you see is really what you get! Some of the most down to earth “Talent” I have ever met!
Today they would be re-visiting the myth about blowing up salami. Apparently they were not too satisfied with their previous results. For the rest of the afternoon they ran around preparing for the big explosions. BIG they were as we later found out when smoke came billowing out of the container. Funny thing… Adam and Jamie still get soo excited, when things actually blow up … the louder the noise… the more cheers they let out!
I seriously could write pages full of all of our adventures of the day, but my favorite moment was simply spent hanging out in their office talking about the show, past myths, future shows (shhhh), recent trips they had taken with their families.
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