December 2, 2022

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A Netflix Q&A with Shea McGee

You’ve viewed the Instagram Tales sharing powering-the-scenes clips of Syd and Shea filming our Netflix show…

but we desired to get an even nearer glimpse at what it usually takes to make Aspiration Property Makeover. If we’ve figured out just about anything the last two many years, it’s that nothing goes according to system. Between filming deadlines and products trapped on containers, each and every single task had a problem to be solved! We questioned Shea a handful of concerns about filming and all it entails—from layout issues to favored times. Preserve on studying to listen to what she experienced to say!


“We have been blessed to experience so a lot of enjoyable issues with our little ones and have them captured on digicam – some thing we’ll be in a position to cherish endlessly.”

Shea McGee

What does a regular day of filming glance like?

A common working day of filming seems like Syd and I waking up about 5 to exercise session, and then Marisa (makeup) and Laura (hair) arrive at our house all-around 7 am to assist me appear presentable. I sit at the corner of our kitchen area island while Syd will make the girls breakfast and we all get some time collectively in advance of work and faculty get started. Syd and I then head to the filming locale for the day inevitably 20 minutes past our phone-time. We get mic’d and prepped on speaking details, then we hold out around and reply email messages on our telephones when the crew gets cameras, lights, and so on. figured out. Tv has been eye-opening because it involves a lot of waiting all around and as two men and women who run a business and thrive on efficiency…it’s, well, an work out in endurance for us, ha.

What you could not comprehend is that we movie every little thing on location twice. Yes, you examine that right…twice. For case in point, we’ll do a full expose with the two camera operators doing closeups of our faces. Then we split and do what they phone a “wide pass” which makes use of lenses that seize the greater image.

The job interview times are a bit distinctive for the reason that we don the exact outfits above and in excess of while creation asks us the identical issues in excess of and more than in a little bit diverse means to perform with how they decide to edit the storyline. We sit on the sofa from 9-5 with a swift lunch crack and conceal a number of drinks ideal beneath the camera’s line of sight (caffeine, hydration, more caffeine)!

A Netflix Q&A with Shea McGee

What is it like filming with your relatives?

Filming with our relatives is seriously enjoyment and also exhausting. Syd and I operate with the producers to brainstorm routines that are genuine to our life and also entertaining for the young children so it doesn’t experience as substantially like work. We’ve been blessed to experience so numerous enjoyment issues with our kids and have them captured on camera – something we’ll be in a position to cherish for good. When the season commences it requires us all a bit to settle in, but our young ones are really wonderful at just remaining them selves and ignoring the cameras. I feel it is far more annoying for Syd and I for the reason that we want issues to go effortlessly and kids will be kids. I also have to inform myself that there is beauty to be observed in chaos and I know other individuals can relate to the juggle with loved ones, daily life, and function. That said, an arsenal of treats are an complete have to. Owning a new child and filming just a few quick months just after supplying delivery was a new problem this year but we just had to discuss up when we essential a split!

Is it complicated working on several projects in these a quick window of time? 

We’re applied to juggling various jobs at a time, but for the clearly show we solid the a person space transformations, so these projects are added on top of our typical workload and matters get wild! We also have restricted turnarounds to continue to keep on routine and have to be extremely nimble as problems arise.

A Netflix Q&A with Shea McGee

What are you most excited about this season?

I’m actually excited about the distinctive kinds of tasks we’re displaying – every thing from a basement makeover, to a beachy kitchen area, and a massive tailor made dwelling undertaking we labored on for several decades prior to filming.

What does traveling for the assignments glimpse like?

We held the initiatives out of state in the West, so the flights would be swift and we could do day excursions to test on the development and film at the similar time. Our business has generally labored on out-of-state properties, so the system is similar and requires near interaction with the contractors.