Real World Experiences…

Starting out right

Can’t believe its already halfway through the semester. Our time here at Super Semester has already been one for the books.

Side line What?

Last Saturday I got the pleasure of helping side line report the football game. This game was extra special because our game was nationally televised with the CBS sports network. So instead of being on camera it was with our KCLC Radio Station.

The crowd at the Nationally Televised game
The crowd at the Nationally Televised game

The crowd was huge and the stands were filled because of the nationally televised game. To be a side line reporter you have to listen to the crowd and the players so that you know how they are feeling about the game and what kind of vibes your getting from their spirit. You have to be the “eyes of the field” or so they told me. You tell the audience at home what they wont know since they are not there in person to feel the energy of the stadium and what fills it. We also had some celebrities come and visit on the field as well. There was Pierre Desir, the now NFL Cleveland Brown player drafted from Lindenwood last year. There was also¬† Sterling Thomas, a former Lindenwood football player as well. It was a great experience and I’m definitely going to be the side line reporter again for all the future games. Being the side line reporter was extremely different than being the anchor for the halftime show because you are face to face with all the action. The ball was literally thrown in my direction! Yet, I think that is what made it all the more exciting. Having to stay on your toes and then keep your head in check while being at a game that is so exciting.

Meeting the governor

Monday when I came into the newsroom, I had no idea what to do. I got a Vo-Sot done for the newscast that day but then I had nothing else to do. So Jill found out that the Governor of Missouri was going to have a press conference at the Boeing headquarters. So Ryan and I went and covered it, I was there to just help and get hours for it. Also to see the Governor in person!! That’s not an everyday thing.

governor
At the Press Conference

Many important people were there and it was definitely different than most shoots I’ve been to during the course of super semester. We are right beside all the major news channels covering this story which was pretty exciting. Everyone was so professional and seemed to know what they were doing. It is then that I realized Super Semester has given me an experience that I probably wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else.

don’t forget the Vo’s

VO are something everyone almost always looks over. It’s just simple video that plays as the talent reads behind it. The only thing the camera man has to do is cut it all together in a sensible order. Yet, that is exactly what I forgot to do. The VO’s.

Lesson learned?

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