Tuesday, May 02, 2006

It's been awhile...

Okay, so I posted last almost a month ago. Not much has happened since then - I've gone to my news shifts and written stories and made commercials and all that good stuff, but nothing majorly exciting. Last night I went to the borough meeting, and since there were no mini disk recorders, I couldn't get sound from anyone, which is sad because I could have gotten some wonderful sound from the police chief, but alas, all I could make was a voicer. Also, the meeting lasted forever. But now all the people there recognize me so we all exchange looks during the meeting; it's pretty fun. So I did a story on tasers, because that was the only remotely interesting thing that was talked about in 2 hours. Anyway, got to get ready for Commercial Production...

"I never said I was a golden god. Or did I?"

Monday, April 03, 2006

No soy zurdo.

So today was ridiculous.
Costa Rica, Mass Comm test about video games and cable TV, writing a story about high school dropouts, going to the borough meeting and almost going to the wrong building, seeing Chuck at the meeting (instant story!), and then hanging out in the radio station for a long time while I wrote/recorded my story. Crazy, crazy day.

One thing I must say: Only fools rush in.

"I'm telling secrets to the one guy you don't tell secrets to."

Thursday, March 30, 2006

66 degrees. Feels like 66 degrees.

Today is a beautifully wonderful day.
I woke up at six in the morning. Not so wonderful.
It was my day for a morning news shift again, and of course it went just wonderfully, with my faithful reporters and the awesomeness of the AP wire, and the lovely fax machine.
Pretty slow news day, but we did okay. My only problem was pronouncing my words correctly during the nine o'clock news. The eight went just fine.
And then in Commercial Production, we learned the Dan O'Day way of making commercials, and I must say it was not very easy for me. I wrote a horrible commercial for this place that sells T-shirts, but I know it will never be used, so that's all right. I can be much more creative when I don't have to follow exact guidelines and I don't have someone talking at me the entire time.
On an upbeat note, Leanne and I finished our Broadcasting department spots yesterday, and it is pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Which I do.

"I am a golden god!"

Monday, March 27, 2006

The possibility of panic.

I had my reporting shift today, and I was worried for awhile that my producer wasn't going to show up. So I called Liz and we worked something out, but then Poodle showed up and all was well. I did a voicer on the possibility of hunting license fees going up next year, and two random readers: one on a diabetes cure and one on e-filing. It turned out that Poodle and I were writing a reader on diabetes at the same time though, so we used hers. That was my fun broadcasting clip from my day; I had to leave at 4:30 to go fill out a survey. Oh, and tonight I have to record my part for our broadcasting department spot... I'm going to be the narrator. Hurrah.

"Does anybody remember laughter?"

Friday, March 24, 2006

Hyper and more.

I learned how to do a blog in my mass communications class today... that's right.

I re-wrote a script for my commercial production class today... that's right.

I re-did my hot AC commercial for commercial production class today... that's right.

I fixed the board when it was going wonky in the radio station today... that's right.

I need to learn how to be a deejay and TJ said we should do a shift together next semester, but I'll be in Spain... that's right.

"Who are you with?" "Me? I'm with myself."

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ten times fast.

I did the 8 and 9 news this morning, but only one of my reporters showed up. Thankfully, he wrote three stories for me, so it went pretty well. I did an ACT on the dwindling deer population in Pennsylvania. The PA House media center website is quite a handy resource for sound bites. Other than that, the 9-11 deejay never showed up, so I had to leave the station running on automation. I didn't want to do that, but I had a class at 9:20. Commercial production, in fact. We learned about copyright infringement and all that good stuff that had to do with our commercials, and then we had meetings with Dr. B for our 60 second department spot. Hopefully Leanne, TJ, and I will be able to get ours done soon. We need to find someone with a good narrator voice.

"It's all happening."

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

It starts.

This will be me talking about my life as a broadcasting major: my hopes, my dreams, my goals, my day to day life (in the broadcasting aspect), and more.

Hopefully it will be informative, a learning experience, and at the very least, amusing.

Stay tuned.