As the first week of the internship comes to an end, I thought I might share some of the things I’ve experienced in the 15 hours that I’ve worked as an intern at this diverse and culturally rich radio station.
I woke up feeling an excitement that completely overshadowed my nervousness on Wednesday the 1st of November. I stepped into the familiar and friendly studio and was greeted with the task of promoting The Pulse’s inaugural film festival. I was given a few posters and cards and a list of ten or so locations around Geelong where they needed to be placed and promoted.
‘This should be a piece of cake’ I thought to myself, I thought I’d be done in an hour or less, and boy, was I wrong. Being from and growing up in Geelong, I thought I knew the city like the back of my hand. But, I didn’t. I got lost multiple times finding these locations and had to use Google Maps more times than I care to admit. Even though getting lost in my hometown was a little bit of a rude awakening, I stumbled across various really cool places in Geelong which I had no idea existed. Getting lost also lead me to revisit places I haven’t been since my childhood. It was nice to walk around and re-discover the changing city and even as a native, find places that were new and unfamiliar to me. Prior to the task, getting lost in Geelong city would've been a prospect I wouldn't have welcomed, but had I not have gotten lost, I wouldn't have discovered the places that were hidden to me up until that point. Besides, getting lost isn't so bad, because there are always people more than willing to help you find your way.
While the first day consisted of exploring my physical surroundings, the last two days of the first week consisted of exploring The Pulse’s digital surroundings and how I could use the technology to my advantage in the process of creation. Thursday, I was familiarising myself with the role of 'social media administrator' for the day and Friday I was sitting on a stool in front of a green screen talking to a camera. All for good reason, of course, (to bring to you the video segment of this project.)
The journey to filming the video, I’ll talk more about next week including the challenges and technical difficulties I experienced and how I overcame them, but for now, I’d just like to pay attention to the TV Studio in itself. First of all, I didn’t even know a facility like this was available at The Pulse, let alone, to the public for use. The moment I stepped into the room when I went on the first tour of the studio a few weeks before I started, my mind exploded with ideas, all that could be made possible by the potential of this room.
The first week of my internship has me feeling excited, confident and mindful on the same token. I feel an excitement for what the next few weeks have in store and the possibilities. The failures, the successes, the ideas which I’m working hard to bring to life and the ideas which haven’t even entered my mind yet.