Monday, June 25, 2007

The Best Summer Ever!

Ever since I was little, I remember watching Mike Nelson on TV and thinking what a cool job he has. He gets to be on TV and gets to travel around to different schools and talk to kids. What more could you ask for in a job? I decided that is exactly what I want to do when I grow up. I have had the best summer interning with him and have already learned so much. I know that this is a dream come true to be able to work next to the legend himself. I have had the opportunity to learn about this industry from someone that has worked their way from the bottom to the top. Everyday that I come in I get to help forecast and put the show together. I have had the opportunity to "play" with the green screen and practice in front of it as much as I want. All I can say is that it is way harder then it looks. There is no teleprompter, no scripts, and no help from anyone else. I can only imagine the pressure of actually doing this live. Everyday is different from the next, and it is so exciting to see what I am learning at school put to use in real life. I have also had the chance earlier in the summer to travel with Mike to my own elementary school that I attended back in the day to do a school talk. It was so neat to see how excited the kids were to see this celebrity in their own elementary school and it was extra special for me to see how the school has changed from several years ago. This is a great way to share the experiences that I have encountered as I blog my way through what's left of this very exciting summer. I can only imagine what else is in store!

1 comment:

Larry said...

What a surprise - I was watching the 5pm news when Mike called out all three interns by name. I loved the Charlie's Angels photo (Mike didn't take credit for being Charlie though) The blog is a great idea - good luck with that!