Shooting with the Crew

By: Joe Truini

It’s hard to believe, but this is my eighth season hosting the Simple Solutions segments, and I’ve loved every minute of it. We’ve taped over 200 home-improvement hints, tips, and tricks of the trade—and we’re still going strong.

During my most recent trip to Mobile to visit Danny and his crew, we shot 10 brand-new Simple Solutions, which will air later this season. The thing I love most about shooting these segments is spending time with the great crew from Today’s Homeowner: Director Scott Gardner, Producer and cameraman Allen Lyle, and cameraman Jasen Lingle.

We have a ball shooting Simple Solutions. We goof around and laugh a lot, but at the end of the day, we always get the job done. And the intrepid Today’s Homeowner crew is always willing to do whatever’s necessary to get the shot, including clambering up onto Scott’s roof.

That’s me on the far left and Jasen on the other ladder. Allen is bravely perched on the roof, while Scott (not shown) directs us from the safety of his backyard, wondering, no doubt, whether his homeowner’s insurance policy would cover the disastrous results of three guys all falling off the roof at the same time. (I’m guessing not.)

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