Taking the Wheel


This is my short week at WAVY, I’m only here on Monday before I jet off to a conference in New York. Because it was my short week, I had to get as much packed into my Monday as I possibly could. My biggest priority was tackling some of my checklist. Thankfully one of my fellow interns, D’Andre Henderson came to my aid. He put me in contact with Kyle Bloom first thing in the morning so that I could get started right away. He showed me how he codes a show and then took me into the control room and let me shadow him while he punched. It was so cool being able to be behind the scenes during a live show. The Hampton Roads show was the one I got the shadow for and seeing how it all came together helped me to understand what all goes into creating a show.

Later in the day I also got the chance to shadow a camera operator and run the teleprompter. I worked with Craig on the noon show, sitting in the studio and learning how each camera gets to which shot was a very informative experience. I’d never seen a show from that point of view before and if I ever get the chance to be a writer/producer I now know exactly how much work goes into producing just a one hour show. Seeing how Don had to walk from shot to shot actually gave me an idea of how much time I needed to put between segments, another fun tidbit that I’m sure I’ll be using later.

The last item on my list for today was to run the teleprompter. This was such a fun experience. I got to shadow with another intern and we then both got the chance to run it. This was so much fun! Getting the chance to actually do something to contribute to a live show was so cool and it’s definitely something that I’ll be putting on my resume.

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