Progressing into other fields..

Don’t get  me wrong, I love what I do and all the aspects of it. I love sports. sports are the one thing that I am constantly watching no matter what time of the year it is. Music is another passion of mine that thrives by the day. I love filming concerts because you are right there in the action.

One day, I would want to one day progress into television and film. I grew up watching shows like American Idol, Modern Family, and Gilligan’s Island and I wanted to be apart of them. I would watch movies like Jurassic Park, The Dark Knight, and National Treasure and all I can think about is being apart of something special. I want to be apart of something that people will be remember 10 years down the road. I want people to watch the film/show I worked on and get them inspired as I was by others.

Whether it is sports, music, television, and film, I will always be apart of something special in my eyes.

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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!

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!

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 

 

“Walking In Memphis”

The family friend that I have my internship with has a main job with the Memphis Grizzlies. He is the head Graphics coordinator for the Grizzlies. Everything that you see that goes across the screen like promos, stats, player bios, etc. is made up by him at the beginning of the game. This was my first taste of professional sports at any level. I have always wanted to be involved with a sports team and I felt this could be my way to it.

During my first trip, I met all the important people of the corporation. I met the President, etc. I walked through the halls that the players walk through. I got to see the ins and outs of the entire program. I can say that I loved it.

I love the way ESPN works and the free lance aspect of it. Yet, I loved the fact of working for a team. I learned that they have an internship program  for after you obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. I think that will be my go to plan after I graduate.

Also, Memphis obtained a new fan too.

GO GRIZZLIES!

Only So Much Time…

Cast calls are usually 7 or 8 hours before the live event The first I showed up to the call, I thought they were crazy for having all of us here that early. I thought it was a waste of time and payroll for ESPN. I always wondered why we were needed this early. My internship mentor just say just wait…

We arrive at the event and everything is normal until it happened. We lost power to the TV truck. I have never seen so many people move around so fast in that tiny little truck. We tried everything we could think of to fix the problem and nothing was working. We spent hours trying to find a solution to the problem. It finally clicked in someones head that a certain wire needed to be replaced. As soon as the wire was replaced, everything came on as if nothing happened…

It taught me a valuable lesson for that day, never doubt the cast call!