The start of 2021 was great because I booked a Home Depot host job through the People Store (my on-camera agent). Being an on-camera host/actor for over a decade in Atlanta, I’ve never booked a Home Depot job (on-camera wise) until now. Despite living across the street from Home Depot’s headquarters, spending SO much money at our local Home Depot and doing DIY/Home projects with my previous blog, Parties for Pennies, I just assumed that maybe I didn’t look the part for Home Depot.
For this particular job I’m not portraying a Home Depot customer but a Home Depot sales host. In the videos, I talk about an upcoming sales event (called the Power Train event) that Home Depot associates need to be aware of and help customers navigate.
The production company I worked with is called Chaselight. They do commercials, industrials and documentaries. They also were the production company that did HGTV’s House Hunters Atlanta.
Of course all productions are so different due to Covid. Even though we filmed in Home Depot’s studio, our Home Depot contacts observed virtually via Zoom. You can see their beautiful faces in the photo below in addition to the actual background that went in post production. I am supposed to look like I’m in a Home Depot store.
The shoot went really well. In fact, after the first shoot in January, they booked me for a second in February. It’s always a joy to work with a company that you personally love and frequent. And shoutout to all the amazing Home Depot associates at the Cumberland Pkwy/Vinings Home Depot! They’re always so incredibly helpful.
To see my hosting reel and more companies I’ve worked with, click here.
Thanks so much Chaselight, Home Depot and People Store!
P.S. Getting to wear the orange apron was pretty cool, if I say so.