Look what I found

I was going to create my own SlideShare but when I got to looking at the website, I found one that was great. It is what my blog is all about in a few slides done by another person. I found it very informative and thought I should post and let other people see it.

Like I said, this is not my work but I wanted to share it for you guys to see it!

Lights, Camera, Report?….

Before I was a telecommunications major, I thought I could be a reporter and be on ESPN one day as a sideline reporter or a news anchor some day…

I was sadly mistaken as I quickly found out that I was not meant for being in front of the camera. I quickly realized that my talents are meant for behind the camera. I wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t for me. This is what propelled me into the place I am at now.

This is a story I did on a place that is near and dear to my heart. This a summer camp called CAMP ASCCA. It is a summer camp for children and adults with special needs. My friend has worked here for the past few years as a camp counselor and I love hearing her stories and I wanted to get the word out there about this awesome place. If you want to know more, go visit the website: Camp ASCCA

Sports Poll

Everyone has their own favorite sport to watch. My favorite sport to watch is Football, BUT softball is a very close second. So I am curious to see what everyone else’s favorite sport to watch is. Thanks for taking the poll!

First Time on TV

This past month, I got my first big boy job on my own. I got to stage manage a Alabama basketball game in Mississippi against Southern Mississippi. I was more than excited to accept it and have another new opportunity.

The game went well and nothing major happened. I got a text message from a friend who was watching the game and saw me on TV! He sent me the picture and I was floored I was actually on TV. If this is what happens when you stage manage, I need to do it some more.

The Only Negative

I love my job and all the aspects that come with it. You are working with sports and are up and close with the actions. It’s amazing what all I have done over the past year. Yet, there is one negative I can think of, which is you have to miss sporting events. I love to watch all sporting events so this has been the hardest for me.

I posted about the Vanderbilt game I worked at weeks ago, see Anchor Down. Anyways, I was on the field setting up the wires for the cameras when I hear someone talking about the Bama game. I ask them what’s the score, we were up by 1 point in the 4th quarter. Talk about a livid Alabama fan. I couldn’t stop what I was doing either. The only thing I could do was have the ESPN app up and follow it on the game cast.

We ended up winning the game, but it just sucked because I had to miss a close game like that. That is the sacrifice you have to make in order to achieve your dreams.

 

This is a Summer Thing…

Must Not Fail

This semester was a very tough semester for me. I’m not gonna lie it stressed me out to the max. For my degree in Telecommunication and Film, you have to have an internship. If you don’t have an internship, you can’t graduate. I thought this would be a better time than ever to get it done. I didn’t want it to come down to my last semester and afraid of not graduating.

Continue reading “This is a Summer Thing…”

ANCHOR DOWN

I can remember my first game with ESPN like it was yesterday.

The guy I intern with does free lance work with ESPN. He called me up one day and said I have a great opportunity for you if you’re interested. OF COURSE I had to jump on this before it went away. He said they needed a utility worker for the Vanderbilt-Charleston Southern football game. i had no idea what that entitled but I had to do it.

Essentially I was the cable guy for the cameraman on the field. Anytime that he moved, I moved. I followed behind him and would coil up the cable and give slack when he needed it. It was first time working with ESPN and I decided it wouldn’t be my last either.

This started a long relationship with me and ESPN for years to come.

Vanderbilt's Football Stadium
Vandy’s Football Stadium 

 

Music Through the Lens

Another part of my internship was that through the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

One of my professors runs the AV department for the Amphitheater. He was also my MultiCam teacher as well. He asked me if I would like to come out and help film the last 3 concerts of the season. I was really skeptical at first, I didn’t think I was really good enough to do it. I thought if he did ask me, that means he believes in my craft enough to put me out there and help him out.

I could not say no to this opportunity and I’m glad I didn’t.

More to come.

For more information about upcoming concerts, go to Tuscaloosa Amphitheater webpage.

Pete Rose Should Be in the Hall of Fame, But Needs to Admit Gambling Addiction

The Chris Murray Report

By Chris Murray
For the Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday Sun

Pete Rose was recently denied reinstatement to baseball by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. Photo by FoxSports.com. Pete Rose was recently denied reinstatement to baseball by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. Photo by FoxSports.com.

Pete Rose’s bid to get reinstated by Major League Baseball and restore his eligibility for Baseball’s Hall of Fame has come to a bitter end.

Baseball’s all-time hits leader was denied reinstatement back into MLB after being banned for life in 1989 for betting on baseball.

In a three-page statement, Manfred concluded that Rose “has not presented credible evidence of a reconfigured life either by an honest acceptance by him of his wrongdoing, so clearly established by the Dowd Report, or by a rigorous, self-aware and sustained program of avoidance by him of all the circumstances that led to his permanent ineligibility in 1989.”

There are a couple of disturbing, tragic things here in which there are no real winners here…

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