I’ve hit the ground running with “Real Talk with Chequelle,” and its exhilarating. On Tuesday’s episode of “Real Talk with Chequelle” I had the pleasure of interviewing Independent R&B artist Maria Verdell from Columbus, GA. She was such a delight and a good time. Maria Verdell is one of the artist that will be performing at D30’s Indie Artist concert on Thursday. To prove that her vocals were authentic, she did not bring a single to the station instead she sung live a smooth R&B medley. It was a combination of Miguel’s “Do You” and Musiq Soulchild’s “Love.” Chills began to appear on my arms immediately. To interview someone who is someone who is so passionate about their craft and perfecting it was such a breath of fresh air. Maria has yet to release a single but she is releasing a cover mixtape titled “Untitled” in August.
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, 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.