Jessica Shadix

Internship Blog: December 4 and 8

 This was my last week with WLTZ, and it was a fun one! On Monday, I accompanied Brooke to Lafayette High School to help her shoot a scholar athlete segment, where I handled the camera equipment and helped make sure we were able to get the shots we needed. On Thursday, I got to conduct the interview for a different scholar athlete at Pacelli High School here in town. Afterwards, I shot the “stand up” that is used to introduce the segment. It was strange being in front of the camera, but I enjoyed it! Later, I’ll put together the segment and I’ll have it to use when applying for jobs in the future, should I need it. I’ve learned so much with WLTZ, and I think this experience has made me more well-rounded and marketable for jobs in the future

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Jessica Shadix

Internship Blog: November 30 and December 1

Thursday, November 30 was a more relaxed day, I stayed at the station and watched the broadcasts and got to shadow the producers once again. This week is a busy week as the sports department is preparing for the SEC championship while also staying on top of all the local sporting events. Friday night was Lanett’s semifinals game, and they’re the only remaining team in WLTZ’s viewing area in the playoffs. I was able to help set up the live shot and did my usual job of cutting the highlight in the car on the way back to the station. I’ve noticed an improvement in how fast I’m able to cut footage since I started, which is a good feeling.

Jessica Shadix

Internship Blog: November 16

I only went to the station one day this week, and I sat in on the 5 and 6 o’clock shows with the producers and I accompanied Scott to two Chattahoochee Valley Community College basketball games – both the men and the women were playing. This allowed me to dabble once again in cutting basketball highlights. I also stayed for the 10 and 11 o’clock broadcasts, and got to see how Scott presented them and wrote the script for the basketball game.

Jessica Shadix

Internship Blog: November 2

I had an interesting experience this week! I accompanied Brooke to a high school football game as well as an Auburn University basketball game. I’ve gotten better with Final Cut Pro throughout my internship and I’ve done well with cutting football highlights, but cutting basketball highlights was new for me. You don’t need much footage for a basketball highlight, and the highlights themselves are very quick. Being able to see how the press works a college game was interesting as well. This has been more memorable experiences from my internship

Jessica Shadix

Internship Blog: October 26 and 27

This week was another usual busy week with high school football games. There was a big game this week, with Lafayette and Lanett going head-to-head in a rematch. Lafayette had won the year before, and it was Lanett’s senior night, so the stakes were high. Friday night was a particularly busy night for us as we had to make it to three football games. This put me under a stricter time crunch when I edited clips in the car, but I was able to get it done on time. As always, it was a fast-paced couple of days!

Jessica Shadix

Internship Blog: October 19 and 20

Another week of high school football, but this time I had the opportunity to watch my alma mater, Northside High School, play at their homecoming game. I took game notes and was able to record some shots with my phone while Scott, the sports anchor, recorded on the camera. We weren’t on as strict of a time crunch this night, so I was able to edit the highlight of the game with time to spare. I certainly think I’ve become handier over the last few weeks using Final Cut Pro, which will help me as I move forward in the internship and as I apply for jobs in the future.

Jessica Shadix

Internship Blog: October 12

This week was another week filled with high school football and practicing my Final Cut Pro skills by cutting highlights. Since I’ve began, I’m able to have a bit more input on the script after helping Brooke write it for the last few weeks. This internship has also helped me quite a bit with my time management skills, as managing time wisely is crucial in broadcasting. Deadlines are tight, and I’ve gotten to experience that firsthand.