Kids TV Creators Feature Guinea Pigs in “The Burrow Bunch”
As soon as we got to know the guinea pigs we felt the world should see them. At the time Andrea and I were working on a couple of television business ideas. Our background is in kids’ tv and so we dropped the projects we were doing and put our energy into the Burrow Bunch. Andrea was fresh out of art school and so was able to make the sets. We had a great time choosing the material and decorating the set. Whatever we couldn’t make, we sourced by poking around shops and scouring our children’s toy boxes for ‘small things’.
When it was ready we rolled the cameras and set Petal and Rocket in their new environment. They were quite curious but also quite happy and much to our dismay they didn’t do much! We realised that patience was going to be very important. We took a long time to film it and gave Rocket and Petal lots of breaks in the garden and their favourite treats. The final product was a combination of lots of editing tricks, patience and love.
Watch out! There’s much more to come from The Burrow Bunch.
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