My TV Debut on Fox's Domino Masters
Ever since appearing on Fox's new hit TV show Domino Masters, everyone's been asking me, “How did it happen?” “How did you get to be on TV?”
In late January we got on a call to discuss my auditioning for the show. I was still kind of surprised that this was a real person and that this seemed to be a real opportunity, but details around the schedule and name of the show were still kind of vague. My guard was still up, but I decided to play along.
On our next call, I remained interested and we moved forward with casting videos. Given this was in the midst of the pandemic everything was done via zoom and zoom recordings. The casting producers asked me to record myself explaining why I would be a good fit for the show and how my background could lend me to being a good contestant. Now again, they reached out to me, but I decided to play along and I submitted my videos and awaited a decision. And apparently, they were still interested in me.
May 12, 2021. The day to fly to LA came much faster than anticipated. I was still a little skeptical of my ability to compete with some world-class domino artists, whom I had just been learning from on YouTube, but I was determined to capitalize on this potentially, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how TV is made, not just watch it.
Filming Episode 3, “Time Travel” was a wild experience. I had never built on such a massive platform before and that was really my first build on such a scale and level. It was also our first time meeting the host & judges. Eric, Vernon, Danica, and Steve were class acts.
At the end of the day, I was proud of what we had accomplished but wasn't sure it was going to be enough to send us through to the next round. All the other teams' builds were exceptional, especially the Dominerds who are some legit players in the domino space!
Eventually, we finished filming and we went home. Then came the long wait until the show was slated to air in 2022. We were unable to disclose our participation in the show, until the show announced it first, as per our contracts. So for the rest of 2021, I just had to sit on this news.