Extreme Makeover volunteers see how TV show is produced

Extreme Makeover volunteers see how TV show is produced


6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Prepared for hard work and wet socks, volunteers for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" were happy to help with the TV scenes shot prior to Wednesday's demolition.

"It's been very rainy, very muddy, but it has been an amazing experience. I'll remember it forever," said volunteer Emily Katz.

Some scenes had to be shot multiple times to make sure they were just right for the episode which will air as a special during the 2012-2013 season on ABC.

"A lot goes into it that I didn't really imagine.I maybe thought a couple of takes, but I would say nine or 10 times saying the same things just trying to get it. It's different, I expect on this end. I never would have imagined all that's gone in to it," said volunteer Holly Rhyne.

While a little bit of acting didn't bother the volunteers, they were hoping to do some destructing.

"I was ready to go in with a sledge hammer and a screwdriver and we ended up standing in the mud and supporting this family," Katz said.

Still volunteers were surprised by what it takes to make what's broadcast.

"When you see it on TV, it's like it's happening that moment. You don't realize there's so many steps to the process that it actually goes through...It's so instant on TV and it's so different out here," Rhyne said.

Helpers know the rain and storms Wednesday changed what they would be able to do on their assigned shifts.

"We got to help out with the decoration of some of the items that are going to be put in the house later and mainly standing around cheering," Katz said.

Volunteers who wanted to pick up a hammer say they'll try their best to pick up another shift this week.

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