This semester has been my busiest one yet, but it’s also been the most fun I’ve ever had! I can’t even begin to tell you the crazy amount of information I’ve taken in since that chilly first day as an intern back in January. Just in this last month, I’ve learned how to really engage with people I’ve never met before, I’ve learned how to (sort of) animate, and I’ve learned that a 30 second promo is just about the most creative and fun kind of video to create. Most importantly, I’ve learned that sometimes it’s not time to be “jolly” (shoutout Brandon) and we really need to buckle down and focus on what’s important, but overall this field and career path is full of outgoing and energetic people who are here to do the work that needs to be done and take the most entertaining path to get there.
Besides all that I’m learning, I’m really happy to be making friends with people who have very similar aspirations in life. It’s so easy to collaborate and bounce ideas off of people who are really interested in what you’re working on because they’re in the same boat (shoutout to Julie and Alex for helping me write scripts). I really like waking up every day knowing that I’m going to work with awesome people.
This month, I’ve been making promos every week and I’m really finding my niche in the creative aspect of them. I love to tell a story, but getting to create one is something entirely different. When I’m not shooting roll-in’s, editing my promos or VO/SOT/VO’s, or helping with Meridian News Now, I’m getting more experience with my Directing and Technical Directing skills (shoutout to Brandon AGAIN for dealing with my “jolly”ness). It’s so rewarding to get to practice such an important piece of multi-camera production in a learning environment. Brandon, Darkus, Mallory, and Richie have all helped me out with learning how to make calls better and LOUDER and more accurately.
Mostly, I’m just shocked that I’ve made it this far into the semester and have been consistently producing great work both in class and at HOMTV. I’ve never felt more sure of myself. Check back next month to see what happens during April!