Last Saturday I hung out with on the scene reporter Symone Davis. Our day consisted of attending a trashion show and a visit to the Virginia Beach Town Center. In case you are wondering whether I meant to write fashion instead trashion; the answer is no. That is right, trashion show was the name of the event that I absolutely enjoyed. This event allowed students in middle school and high school to show off their artistic abilities by creating runway outfits out of trash items. There were outfits made from magazines, aluminum foil, plastic bottles etc.
At the Virginia Beach Town Center I was allowed hands on experience with a camera and I was responsible for finding people to interview. The objective of this shoot was to get individuals to discuss a time when they received a compliment that stuck with them. The theme “National Compliment Day” was what inspired this shoot; it was nice to see people in the community express a time in their lives that was meaningful to them. Assisting Symone with the camera added to my experience as well. Although my job was only to press record and make sure speakers were in frame; it still felt great gaining more hands on experience.
Being apart of the event and the shoot made me love my internship even more. As someone whose life has revolved around the arts I was a bit nervous being around an industry completely new to me. Being able to shoot/report while still being allowed to partake in the arts lets me know that I don’t have to let go of something that has been apart of me for so long. Instead, this internship is helping me discover ways to merge both industries together. My hopes are to produce my own dance show or series in the future.