Sherale Booker

So this week in the NPACE center, I finished working on my 30 second video clip for Brown Bag with a little help from Ventrine. Also, on Monday I got the chance to watch Ventrine teach a small, beginner’s level Final Cut introductory class. It was great watching her share some helpful Final Cut tips with beginner students. She’s very good at what she does. Interning in the NPACE center this semester has been a very interesting experience this semester. I’ve met new people and learned new things throughout my time there. Although it’s not always busy in there, there are always projects to be filmed and edited. I’m very grateful for the experience that I’ve been given to intern in there and I enjoyed working with the people that work in there. They’ve all taught me something and have inspired me to keep pursing a career in film and editing. I do wish that there were more camera equipment available for students and interns to checkout and create projects without the hassle of having to wait for someone to check-in equipment or having to work solely on class projects. Other than that, the NPACE center was a nice place to intern.

Emily Perry

This week, I continued with optimization. We generally like to be two weeks ahead on blog content, so I’ve been scheduling posts for mid-May for a while, so as to keep up with that schedule. There are 3 clients, however, whose blog does not have the ability to schedule anything in advance, so I have to make a special note of it each month on our work sheets and go back in and optimize each post on the day it’s supposed to go up. It can be a bit of a hassle but it’s not too difficult!
I worked with someone else the other day and he showed me how to do a few things regarding image sizes on the blogs that I was unaware of. We generally resize the pictures we find, so they fit into the slider on the blog’s main page. Resizing an image is easy, but there was another component of it that I was missing when it came to what’s called the “featured image.” I’m glad he was able to show me his way of doing things because it has saved a lot of time, especially when there are tons of blog posts that need to be done!
It’s an exciting time to be working at this company, as they are going to be making some huge changes soon. I can’t say what they are, but I’m really looking forward to being part of it!

Mark Y.

Blog 10

Internships are supposed to teach you skills and lessons that you can apply in your jobs later in life. During this internship I was thankful enough to learn numerous skills about sports broadcast. The most invaluable lesson that I learned from this internship was dedication. Many people talk about how important it is to love the job that you do. The field of sports broadcast does not offer consistent or convenient hours, but there are numerous people who work in in because they genuinely love sports. This passion drives those people to achieve great skills in their individual fields. The passion that my boss had for his job definitely rubbed off on me and helped drives me to do the best that I could.

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Mark Y.

Blog 9

A fellow communications student once used an analogy for the field of broadcast media that has always stuck with me. He said that when every uses their integrated media skills in an efficient manner that it is like when a band meshes. Admittedly, I have never played an instrument in my life. Regardless, this quote really stuck with me. I was bless to have this as my work environment at the athletic department. Everyone got along very well and multiple (yet very different) skillsets were used to make sure everything went well during the game. It truly is amazing how much goes on behind the scenes while everyone is watching the sport the love.

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Mark Y.

Blog 8

One of the most memorable games that I worked at this semester was when the basketball court became named after former CSU coach and athletic director, Herbert Greene. They had a huge ceremony during halftime and pasted his name onto the court. He had a long and successful career at Columbus State University. It was amazing to hear people talk about how incredible he was not just as a coach, but as a person. This game realy stuck out to me because I do not think I have have seen more “cougar pride” than I did that night. Herbert Greene resonated with many and his legacy will never be forgotton.

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Mark Y.

Blog 7

An interesting night during my intership was helping the Fellowship of Christian Athletes hold a cornhole tournament for charity. There are numerous games throughout the year where student-athletes are collecting money for various charities. The FCA offered a free back pack signed by a football player from UGA for the winner of the corn hole tournament. This got the attention of every greek (it is a common game played at greek life events) present at the game. It was a fun tournament and ironically, the winning team was soccer players. It was a night filled with a different task for my internship, but I was more than happy to help at a charity tournament.

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