Today I'm happy to share my friend, Mike Woody's latest accomplishment. As a published author, his book with Rebel Ink, Twisted Heart Tales is a wonderful group of stories about the road to love. But Mike has branched out and is now coming to a TV near you! I'll let him share and I hope you will check out his show.
There are certain things I thought I’d never have the
opportunity to do in life; such as be a professional athlete, travel all across
the world, or host my own television show. Well, much to my surprise I’m now doing one of those things. Despite being very quiet (that’s what everyone tells me) and having a face better suited for radio (or writing), I’m the host of ‘Wandering With Woody,’ which airs on a local public access television station.
For six years I’ve been fortunate to write for a series of newspapers in the small town of Tipp City; a suburb of Dayton, OH. Specializing in human interest stories, I’ve become rather well known around the community, even called a local icon. So the station suggested that I start my own show and feature snippets of my interviews done for articles. I was intrigued by the idea, as to be on television was a dream, but my main concern was managing the equipment.
I have a hard enough time with a remote control (so many buttons these days), that properly working a camcorder was beyond me. Plus there’s a camcorder, microphone, tripod and the editing process. Through the completion of one episode, I’ve already gained a deeper respect for those in the television
industry. It all looks so simple while watching at home in a comfortable recliner, but we don’t see all the work that’s involved. There’s a reason why few shows are LIVE, the importance of being able to do a second take.
On multiple occasions, I’ve filmed an entire segment only to learn when I went back to watch it that there isn’t any sound. I’d hooked up the microphone wrong. I also manage to often be out of camera range, or only have my arm on the screen. I have enough blooper footage to make an hour long special.
I am learning though, and soon (or eventually) I’ll be producing some quality programming for audiences even outside of Tipp City to enjoy. Beyond just portions of my interviews for articles, I plan to put myself in unfamiliar situations such as in a belly dance class, taking piano lessons and perhaps waiting on tables. Anything to make a fool of myself to create entertainment. I will also be competing in athletic events against a junior high student and visit the kitchen of some area chefs. Furthermore, I want to recreate some classic game shows like the Newlywed Game and Family Feud.
The name of the show is ‘Wandering With Woody,’ and I want to leave audiences to be wondering where I might show up next. My sole purpose with this endeavor to entertain viewers and hopefully provide a show that they will want to watch.
Episodes of the show can be watched online at http://kittv.pegcentral.com/just searched for the ‘Wandering With Woody’ folder. I’ll be creating my own website about the show soon.
Much thanks to Melissa for hosting me and allowing me to spread the word about ‘Wandering With Woody.’
Musings from Michigan