You know what’s funny about looking at a fixed point in the middle of a body of water that you want to reach?
It never looks that far.
You pace on the edge of the water thinking, “Eh, that’s not too far. It’ll be easy. I’ll get there in no time.”
And then you start swimming.
All Access Sports, the revival of an old show that a few of my fellow interns and I decided to take on, proved to be much farther away in the water than any of us realized. 48 hours beforehand we were already working tirelessly to be ready for the show. Shooting new stories, editing, scripting, and doing everything we thought we needed to get done in order to be as successful as possible in our endeavor.
And then the day of the shoot came.
There was so much we didn’t realize, or didn’t know, or admittedly took for granted about prepping a show. We were drowning, and only 50 feet out past from where we started. Luckily, with persistence and the help (and to be honest the word ‘help’ does not really cover it) from Internship Coordinator Brandie and Video Programer Darkus, we slowly pieced the show together and were able to film, and later edit, our new show-baby into existence. But not without feeling and coming to respect the full gravity of the endeavor’s undertaking.
Had you told us right at the beginning what it would have taken to swim out to the place in the water where we wanted to end up, we probably would have stayed on shore. I am 100% certain our supervisors knew this, and let us run headstrong into the tide anyways.
It’s a good thing for us, that they did.