Monday, May 21, 2012

Why did you move back to Berlin?

"Because Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in the world."
"Because we weren't ready to be settled in Seattle. "
"Because we love being expats."

We got asked this question (and many more) over & over during the filming of our episode of House Hunters International. Set to air this Wednesday,
May 23, 2012 at 7:30 & 10:30 PM (West Coast time)
we are pretty sure we are going to look like smiling idiots that say things like "Wow!", "rain shower", and one really awkward "I love you". That doesn't mean we aren't excited.

Sadly, while our friends & family watch this Wednesday (we hope) we will have to wait up to 4 weeks to get our copy of the episode. The show is currently only available in the US and we will have to rely on the kindness of the fam to give it to us straight. My hair was crazy wasn't it? I'm pretty sure I wore the same sweater everyday - does it look like that? How many times - really- did I say "nice"?

I don't want to totally spoil the surprise, so here are some non-specific photos of the shooting. Berliners - see if you know what sites & neighborhoods we shot in.

Shopping for apartment accessories

House Hunters International shooting Berlin

Berlin crew with Tim, the Real Estate Agent
Background scene - amt in Berlin
Opinion shots for House Hunters International

Yuppies out!
church Prenlauerberg
Where in Berlin?

Sound man, Noel, gives the thumbs up as Matt on cameras and director, Chris, look on
Ian's interview on House Hunters
Walking shot

We returned to Seattle for a one-day shoot for the back story. And to see our wonderful family and friends of course.

1st location - Ballard Locks
Locks in Seattle
Bottleworks in Wallingford
We walked into Bottle works to find that our Seattle sound guy was famous. Eric was the sound guy and sometimes on-air personality for the Spike television show "3 sheets".

Ian's Seattle interview for HHI
Some of our friends for the Seattle shoot
us with our amazing crew - Eric (sound), Nick (director), Matt (camera)
 We will post the rest of the pics, and eventually the show, after it's aired. We hope that those that can watch - will. And not laugh too much. To understand how the show works: my undercover report.


Still looking for an answer to our question about "Why did we move back to Berlin?" If the show doesn't answer that, read our Berlin Origin story, journey Back to Berlin and find our listings of our favorite places and things to do in Berlin.


Kyla said...

man! I feel like I could be in either of those places that you guys were filmed at. WE HAVE THE SAME LIVES.

I am guessing a lot of Wedding went on in those shots?

can't wait to see the final product!

Unknown said...

Us too! We will definitely have a viewing party once we get the DVD....and have screened it. Allow us to get over our most embarrassing moves in private.

Mike said...

OK, just traced back to your blog. That's very cool about the house hunter thing in Berlin! Looks great!

~ cheryl said...

I missed the awkward "I love you!" - was it in the show?

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing..

Unknown said...

Thanks all for the support! I just posted a video of the episode:

It really turned out great and they even cut out the most awkward parts (like the weird "I love you".)

We're Back in Berlin Ja!

We're Back in Berlin Ja!
ebe & ian at Yak-toberfest 2008