This is my very first post. I am new to the blog world as this is my first attempt as a real blogger. I have never thought about blogging before as I thought people really wouldn’t want to read what I have to say. For the direction of my blog I want to focus on my internship I went through this past fall. I was an intern for graphics designer for ESPN and Memphis Grizzlies. I also interned at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater as a cameraman. I want to share my experiences with people in hopes for people to take chances and to obtain their dreams.
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.
I know we all have dreams. Dreams to become president, become an astronaut, or even becoming a celebrity. Dreams aren;t something you take lightly. Just because they are dreams doesn’t mean they can’t come true. You can’t let people tell you differently or let yourself tell you differently more importantly.
Look at me for instance, never would I have thought for a second I would be doing what I am doing. I know I don’t have the most self confidence like most people do. I second guess myself al the time and can’t make a decision to save my life.
It took a teacher to see something in me to finally believe I can actually do this. I can actually conquer my dreams and make it my reality. I also have a great support system in my friends and family. They would never let me be down even for a minute.
I mean look at this, I am filming pit for the Alabama concert. 2 years ago I never would have thought I’d be doing what I am doing. It is amazing what a little self confidence can do for a person.
For some people, music is something that you listen to as a hobby. Music to me is something much more than a hobby. Music is a lifestyle to me. Music is something that helps me get through the day. it helps me out in the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is something that can turn my day around in an instant.
This is one reason why I am involved with music. Music truly makes me happy. Music doesn’t judge you. Music is my life. At the amphitheater I am doing more than an image on a screen. I am trying to visually out together an image that goes along with the music. I want people to see what I see when I listen to music. I want to visually paint a picture of music for people.
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!
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
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.
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 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.