Amherst, NH - Earl Studios owner and food photographer/videographer Jeremy Earl Mayhew was recently selected to work on and shoot for the Food Network television show "Restaurant Impossible" as it brought its production to New Hampshire this month. The Restaurant Impossible show redesigns and reopens a struggling restaurant in only two days. Mayhew was brought into the production as the sole night time camera operator to capture footage of construction, food preparation, and general remodeling during the overnight process.
"It was an amazing incredible experience to work for The Food Network, and shoot for a national broadcast television show." said Mayhew. "We shot with the hvx900 which is quite a bit different than shooting with my smaller Canon HD DSLR's, but the crew and production was incredibly helpful and getting me up to speed shooting on this $30,000 broadcast camera."
During the overnight renovation, Mayhew served as the sole camera operator on the production and was responsible for all aspects of shooting, framing, and camera operation. "It was a pretty big responsibility, basically the entire production staff hands you over the camera, gets in the van, and heads back to the hotel, so its just you and PA, and every shot for the next 8 hours is completely your responsibility" said Mayhew.
There has been no announcement for the air date of the show, but Mayhew is excited to see the final episode. "I know that what I shot will probably be edited down to just 10 to 15 seconds but just the fact that my work and my skill has reached a level that allows me to shoot for The Food Network, thats what I'm really taking away from this experience...although I'm hoping I get a credit at the end, because that would make my mom pretty happy."
To learn more about the Restaurant Impossible T.V. show, visit them online at http://www.foodnetwork.com/restaurant-impossible/index.html