June 29, 2017

Behind the Scenes – Rob on the Road in Calaveras County

Posted : May 30, 2017

 Ever wonder what goes into filming  a PBS special?

Go behind the scenes with PBS’s very own Rob on the Road as they create a virtual tour of some of the many sites, tastes, and quirky experiences to be had throughout Calaveras County.

Rob at the Murphys Historic Hotel via the official Instagram account @robontheroadpbs

1. Behind the Scenes with Rob on the Road

Not just a pretty face, Rob creates magic thanks to the skill, creativity and technical expertise of dozens of people on and off camera. Here, Rob and KVIE PBS Director of Photography, Martin Christian, break in new filming equipment at Capitol Park in Sacramento.


Behind the scenes with Rob via the official Instagram account of @robontheroadpbs

2. On Location in Calaveras County

Recognize that shamrock? Rob is on location in the second story of the Murphys Historic Hotel looking out over Algiers Street across from killer art gallery, music venue and tasting room, Allegorie.


“Hanging out” with Rob via the official FB account of Rob on the Road

3. Hobnobbing with Calaveras Locals

The real gold in Calaveras is insider knowledge.

Here in the visitor center, we regularly hear visitors rave about just how warm and welcoming our Calaveras community is. Take it from Rob: “I have seriously met some of the nicest people today. So many wonderful, sweet, and kind people freely sharing their love of this area.” Locals are just one of the dozens of reasons we love living and playing in Calaveras County.


Not sure who was more excited to meet who; Kirsten Berry with Rob via the official FB account “Rob on the Road”

4. Rob on the Road – Editing Room

One of the biggest challenges our visitors have is deciding how to fit all of the awesome things there are to see and do throughout Calaveras County into a limited time frame. Here Rob and his team work double time to trim all of the Calaveras gold they’ve acquired into one nice, tidy episode.–A virtual tour of Calaveras County.


Behind the scenes with Rob via the official FB account “Rob on the Road”

5. The Final Product – A Virtual Tour of Calaveras County

After weeks of planning, filming, editing and more, the final product premiered Monday May 29th at 7pm. Didn’t get a chance to watch it on air? No worries, we’ve got you covered. You can enjoy this virtual tour of Calaveras County from the comfort of your own home via the link below. Cheers to good friends and good travel!

Looking for a little more? Give us a call 7 days a week, and we’ll help you plan a trip through Calaveras County tailored just to you and your family’s preferences: 1-800-225-3764

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