Intern Journal #10: Lights, Camera, Action!
When I applied for this internship, I was not interested in classroom credits. It was not a requirement of my major, nor was it simply a resume builder. I sought after this opportunity solely for the invaluable experience I would gain in the process. And, in order to make the most out of my time here, I have jumped at every opportunity thrown my way.
I’ve had the pleasure of working on big projects like our Sixth Annual BrewFest at Coca-Cola Park and the Good Neighbor celebration. I’ve had the chance to head into the studio and check out a behind the scenes look at FOCUS, Scholastic Scrimmage, and live pledge. This past week, I had the opportunity to not only go behind the scenes of PBS39’s Artist of the Month tapings – I got to assist in the actual production process.
I stepped in to conduct an off-camera interview with one of our Artist of the Month winners, 10-year-old Maddie Nichelson. The young artist, who we’ll feature in December, was just one of the dozen K-12 students who won a spotlight on PBS39 for their exceptional creativity. As you can imagine, having the lights and camera on you in a big studio at 10 years old can be quite nerve-wracking. And, for someone who sits a cubicle most of the day, facilitating the interview process with the cameras rolling was a lot of pressure, as well. However, when all was said and done, everything came together perfectly.
Any chance I get for a hands-on opportunity, I take it. Whether it’s jumping into a Daniel Tiger costume, or heading into the studio to go behind the scenes, it adds variety to my day and gives me a more well-rounded experience as an intern.