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Netflix's Nailed It

Weird Science

Season One, Episode 4

Being on Netflix's Nailed it was one of the most nerve wrecking and amazing experiences I've ever had. Now I mostly have experience BEHIND the camera as a producer/production coordinator, but I will say that being on camera is a whole nother challenge. There were many cameras and people on set, 2 other competitors, and 3 Judges. 

Prior to filming they production crew had asked me if I needed any accommodations. Knowing how busy it may get, I requested an interpreter I can hear with my cochlear implant, but I can't hear 100 percent. Therefor an interpreter would be there to help relay any messages from anyone directed at me. It helped a lot, and highly recommend it to anyone who is going to be in a busy environment like this set was. 

Jo-Ann Dean was my interpreter for the episode. She is a Producer of New Media, Open Caption Screenings and American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Panels within Film Festivals & Entertainment Industry. SIGNmation Produced Accessible Screenings with Deaf artists Sony Pictures Baby Driver and Grandma. A CoProducer & Deaf artists & Accessibility Coordinator for Turnover an independent film by Writer/Director Linda Palmer currently in production. She is Marketing Director of Maleni Chaitoo’s Don’t Shoot the Messenger! an ASL Comedy WebSeries. NEA Grant Recipient for Boundaries BashFest’16 also federally funded and built ASL Digital Media Studio for Deaf Youth. Dean is a Media Partner of Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 and Consultant on PBS/American Film Showcase Documentary Deaf Jam. Proud Producer ASL Cabaret in Hollywood.  www.signmation.com

Weird Science aired in March of 2018 on Netflix streaming services. 

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