For the last day this semester of broadcasting, the ladue view crew decided to venture into unknown waters. Live taping the monthly ladue view show! We had the entire class participating and fully attentive. I was directing, meaning that I told people what to do when. It was a job that needed precision and a good understanding of commands and leadership. The crew was great! Reis was on tech directing and he was flawless with directions as well as Erin working the AJA on time. The main thing that brought this production to the next level is our anchors, Jane and Nadia. They were well prepared and rehearsed. They took control and were mistake FREE!! At the end of the day, we shot twice, despite 2 black frames, perfectly! I am very proud to be in a program that has the technology for a more professional setting. It was the perfect way to end the year!
Earlier in november, 5 broadcasters including myself went to Boston for the JEA conference! On our first day there, we took an advanced broadcast bootcamp. During this bootcamp we had about 4 and a half hours to go, find a story, shoot it, edit it, then present it. My partner Reis and I drew a word out of a cup for reference, we got learning. Ok, easy enough, we are in a conference and learning is happening all around us. But there wasn't a story. There wasn't anything interesting and fresh. I refused to shoot one more shot of someone writing on a piece of paper! So we took a walk. In the middle of Boston! and not long we came across this food truck! My philosophy is 1) find a story 2) find a lively character 3) spin it the way you need it. We one, found this cute food truck with an interesting back story, two, definitely found a character, RUSSEL, and finally, we were able to turn it into the angle of learning. The people were so nice and inviting. They let me try some of the food and let us in the truck! They even waited till I came back that night to give me a monopod I left there! It was so fun and I hope to have another experience like it again!