As I reflect on this summer internship, I think about the hard work I put into the video and the patience I had to have while getting the film to look just right. I really enjoy editing film and this internship allowed me to do so. It also allowed me to practice with what I want to do for the rest of life. It’s been a great experience.
I am starting to really edit the film I’ve retrieved and I am so excited to see the finished product. I began filming in late May and I have one more day of filming. The video I’m making will be played at the Orientation banquet and also for next year’s orientation team. This video will be given to student life and they will use it throughout the year.
Today I had to move bags for the incoming freshman to the Residence Life office in the blazing heat. I learned that there will always be parts of any job that aren’t pleasant, but they have to be done. In these bags students get a few CSU goodies, and also a book filled with information about CSU: organizations, restaurants, majors, etc.
The very last thing students do at orientation is a game show. This picture shows students in the Multipurpose Room in the Recreation Center. The winners of the games receive gifts cards to Walmart. This was very fun to film and the students loved being on camera. It made them feel like they were on the real Family Feud game show. I think I enjoyed filming this the most from all that I’ve filmed so far. I tried to get all different angles. I did close ups on students when they answered questions and also wide shots on the audience when they were helping to answer the questions.
Today, I recorded some of the skit that the student team performs for the students. The skit is very funny and deals with real life scenarios that freshman are going to face. The head leaders wrote the skit and oversaw practices for the skit and helped to direct them. This video is a snippet from the end of the skit. The students all love watching the skit and the student team really gets into it. I got some really got shots and angles when recording it. This picture is one of the Oteam leaders in his skit costume.
Today, in the orientation office the head leaders had a very busy day. We began the day by making name tags on the computer for each student and their parents. Throughout the day we were bombarded with phone calls from students and parents asking tons of questions about the upcoming orientation. We counted surveys for all the concurrent sessions and did the paperwork from the previous week. I also found time to edit some of the film and interview the staff members in our office and take some pictures for the video.
Today, I led a concurrent session about “Understanding College Life” to over 300 people including students and parents. My session was about what happens on a daily basis at CSU and I also created a typical class schedule for them. This session was great practice for public speaking, and also gave me practice in leading a presentation. I was nervous at first to be leading a session in front of all these people, but I really enjoyed it.