Keep Moving Forward
No matter what happens in a television studio, you must move forward. There may be altercations between students or students and teachers; but no matter what is said learning is what you are here for. Experience is what you are receiving and sometimes I feel people lose sight of what they’re truly here for. A wise professor once told me that you will not always like who you work with and tensions can be high in a studio, but you must learn to move on and roll with the punches. Jill and Ed have taught me quite a bit in the weeks that I have worked with them, but important advice like that is something I will try not to forget. I cannot say that I am perfect and I’ve never gotten on people’s nerves I mean just this week I’m pretty sure certain people were ready to drop kick me for my sloth-like behavior, but the main focus is that when it comes down to it nobody had to yell to get things done. I mean Jill and the grad assistants had made some comments in a meeting or two, but I’m not going to let that ruin my day, but help me strive forward and be the best I can be. Criticism is not to tear you down but to make you work to prove people wrong or to strive for better. Jill this is saying that I hear your comments and I take them into consideration when I do things.
On Camera and Off
There is a time and a place for everything and all my life I have tried my hardest to be in the spotlight, on stage or in front of a camera. But sometimes when I get into the studio I put those days behind me and I would much rather be the person behind the amazing newscast than the person that everyone sees. Do not get me wrong I LOVE every second in front of that news camera and honestly would never take those minutes back. But then there are the days where I much rather be the floor director
or the producer. I’m sorry I don’t have pictures of me producing 😦
But I completely love what I’m doing during the Super Semester and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything with my time. Although it gets tough and I’m never quite sure of what I’m doing exactly, I love every moment of it!
Everything I do is because people are able to teach me great things. Nothing is as easy as it seems and Jill and Ed have been able to teach us things that we could never learn on our own. And I don’t believe that Jill, Ed, or the Grad assistants do not always receive the credit they deserve. I mean to be completely honest everyone should be thanking all of them for all they do, but instead we take their criticisms harshly and don’t realize that what they do is for our benefit. Many can say that I’m sucking up by posting this; but I was raised in a house that I pay respect where respect is due and I am truly thankful for everything that Jessica, Caitlin, Jill, and Ed have taught me.