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By Emily Booth, Saturday 15th November 2014
I’ve been presenting the continuity links for Horror Channel for years now and is a duty I take seriously and thoroughly enjoy, so for this weeks blog, as we have a whole new sexy and exciting new look, I thought I’d share some behind the scenes snaps of the brand new studio as well as divulge exactly what’s involved on my Horror Channel shoots.
So each month I get all the schedules for what’s on the channel and get advised as to what to promote each night in my links. I then research and write the scripts making sure the timing is incredibly accurate for each link. I love writing for Horror as I get to be my usual cheeky self as well get people excited about the incredible film premieres we have on each month.
Then we need to discuss my look for the shoot. So me, my fabulous make up artists Justina and Franni (or MUA’s as known in the industry!) and our creative director Joni (it’s mainly girls on Horror!) figure out what clothes would look good against the backgrounds. We might go for a traditional gothy vibe, or a retro pin up look, a glam red carpet look or an urban street look (as a female I obviously love this process)
This month it was even more exciting as we were filming in the sumptuous Murder Mile Studios that my friend Amber Erlandsson of NemHain death metal fame now owns. I actually met her whilst filming Cradle of Fear, we’re all connected in the horror world!
I have to leave my house at 6am as it takes a good 3 hours in rush hour traffic to make it up to London, then its copious coffee, gossip, hair and make up from 9 till 11am! I must say I feel really in my element when I’m filming, it brings out the vampy diva in me and working with the small intimate team (some of whom I’ve worked with on Horror since ’07) it really does feel like the best job in the world! I must give a shout out to our Creative director who actually made – with wood, screws and paint, the gorgeous Twin Peaks-esque ‘antler trees’ you can see in the shot, she spent ages working on this! The look we have is now a lot more creative and dark and fantasy – esque. We will be drawing upon known horror themes and films as well as creating a vibe to reflect the special series and premieres on the channel that particular month. I’m very excited about the new studio and sophisticated look for the channel and I hope you love it too.
Remember you can always talk to me direct and give me your views at twitter.com/emmybooth
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