The Birth of TrainMasters TV, part 1
Well, here we are just days away from the launch of TrainMasters TV. At this point you might expect to read about how it's been a tiring process, fraught with challenges and pitfalls. But it hasn't been.
Certainly I've invested a lot of hours and more money than I care to think about right now, but this project has been one of the easiest and most enjoyable I have ever taken on.
That doesn't mean that it has been a short journey, however. The idea for TrainMasters took root over three years ago. I was working as a video editor for a TV show about the design of classic cars. Cars are interesting, but as all of us here know, railroads have a much more fascinating history than the automobile world.
I suggested to the people that I was working for that if they simply changed out the rubber wheels for steel and put rails under them, they could probably convince the network to buy another 13 episodes. Of course, I would be securing another eight months of work as editor and possibly even more as a researcher. Heck, as long as we're talking trains I might as well go on the road and do some camerawork too.
I would call the show Wheels on Steel. The production company liked the idea and I set out to produce a short segment as a demo in my spare time. In part 2, learn what became of this new TV show idea.
Executive Producer/Editor, TrainMasters TV