You have observed the Instagram Stories sharing powering-the-scenes clips of Syd and Shea filming our Netflix show…

but we wanted to get an even closer seem at what it normally takes to make Dream House Makeover. If we’ve figured out everything the very last two yrs, it’s that nothing at all goes according to approach. Concerning filming deadlines and items stuck on containers, each individual one job had a dilemma to be solved! We questioned Shea a couple questions about filming and all it entails—from style and design issues to beloved moments. Maintain on studying to hear what she had to say!

A Netflix Q&A with Shea McGee

“We have been blessed to expertise so a lot of fun items with our young children and have them captured on camera – some thing we’ll be ready to cherish forever.”

Shea McGee

What does a standard day of filming appear like?

A normal day of filming appears like Syd and I waking up about 5 to exercise, and then Marisa (makeup) and Laura (hair) arrive at our household close to 7 am to enable me glimpse presentable. I sit at the corner of our kitchen island while Syd would make the girls breakfast and we all get some time jointly before do the job and faculty get started. Syd and I then head to the filming site for the day inevitably 20 minutes previous our get in touch with-time. We get mic’d and prepped on chatting points, then we wait around and solution email messages on our telephones while the crew will get cameras, lighting, and so forth. figured out. Television set has been eye-opening simply because it demands a good deal of ready all over and as two men and women who run a company and prosper on efficiency…it’s, perfectly, an work out in patience for us, ha.

What you may not recognize is that we movie everything on locale twice. Yes, you browse that right…twice. For example, we’ll do a whole expose with the two camera operators doing closeups of our faces. Then we break and do what they call a “wide pass” which makes use of lenses that capture the greater photo.

The job interview times are a bit unique simply because we have on the same outfits about and around although generation asks us the exact issues about and above in marginally unique means to operate with how they choose to edit the storyline. We sit on the sofa from 9-5 with a brief lunch split and conceal many drinks appropriate underneath 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 household is genuinely enjoyment and also exhausting. Syd and I work with the producers to brainstorm functions that are genuine to our everyday living and also enjoyment for the young children so it doesn’t come to feel as significantly like operate. We’ve been blessed to encounter so several entertaining items with our young ones and have them captured on digicam – one thing we’ll be ready to cherish without end. When the period begins it will take us all a little bit to settle in, but our little ones are actually good at just being themselves and disregarding the cameras. I assume it is more demanding for Syd and I due to the fact we want issues to go efficiently and young ones will be kids. I also have to convey to myself that there is natural beauty to be uncovered in chaos and I know others can relate to the juggle with loved ones, life, and get the job done. That claimed, an arsenal of treats are an complete will have to. Possessing a new child and filming just a few quick weeks right after providing delivery was a new challenge this time but we just experienced to discuss up when we required a crack!

Is it difficult doing work on several assignments in this kind of a small window of time? 

We’re utilized to juggling multiple tasks at a time, but for the display we forged the a person home transformations, so these assignments are included on best of our regular workload and factors get wild! We also have restricted turnarounds to hold on program and have to be extremely nimble as troubles occur.

A Netflix Q&A with Shea McGee

What are you most fired up about this season?

I’m really energized about the different types of initiatives we’re demonstrating – every little thing from a basement makeover, to a beachy kitchen, and a significant customized dwelling undertaking we worked on for various decades prior to filming.

What does touring for the tasks glimpse like?

We saved the jobs out of state in the West, so the flights would be brief and we could do day journeys to check on the development and film at the same time. Our business has generally labored on out-of-point out properties, so the course of action is equivalent and requires close conversation with the contractors.