What it's like filming a TV show

In the middle of the crazy year of 2020, it only go more crazy when we were selected to film an episode for Discovery Network. When we finalized plans to build a geodesic dome on our property, we reached out to the casting director of "Building off the Grid" to see if they'd be interested in our project. Not long after we applied they reached out for more details and said the network was interested in our unique project. After a few weeks of phone calls, zoom meetings, and emails the film crew was onsite for Day 1 of the build. This was a completely new experience for everyone one involved. We had to catch on quick, being mic'd up and filmed for 8-10 hours straight can get stressful. Everyone on the project was mic'd up the whole time! They ask you questions that you cant answer at the most inopportune times. And most importantly they're only there for a few days at a time so they have an agenda of what they want to film even when it doesn't align with your plans. The crew was on site for 10 days out of 23 working days, but had time lapse cameras around the property the entire time. On of our fears was the TV show would portray us in a bad light with cursing, fighting, or not knowing how to do something. But in the end, we were very happy with the final version of the episode. It was a great opportunity to document our build, make a little money, and learn how the "show business" works. The most common question we get is "was it worth it" and we always say absolutely.