Friday, October 17, 2008

Jake - National Geographic

Jake's hands will be on a National Geographic show in December. We don't know the exact date, but I am sure this proud mama will pass it along when it gets closer. It is a show about viruses in Yellowstone National Park. They wanted to demonstrate how the chords on a piano progress into an actual song. I don't get the entire connection, but comparing it to how viruses grow and evolve. This is the sound guy in the floor and the producer explaining to Jake exactly what they want him to do.

This is how the takes looked...too bad it is blurry! They darkened the entire room and spotlighted his hands as he played. The camera man stayed inches away from his hands. Jake was originally told he would just play a scale, but once we got there they added a whole song and then broke the song into chords... he was very nervous, but did well under pressure. They were very kind to him and just neat people in general. It was a fun experience. So - watch for "Jake's Hands" on a television set near you soon!!

4 comments:

Jen said...

Oh this is so cool! How did he get picked to do this?

citizen of the world said...

That is way cool - you will have to let us know when it airs.

Tonya said...

Hey I just read your comment on Steel Magnolia's blog and the polls about Bush and Kerry gives me such great hope! In that McCain will win :)

Shellmo said...

You are going to have to post more details on this! Like Jen - I want to know how he got picked, more about the program, etc. How exciting!!