The second time is always easier. That was true for this week. When it was my turn to anchor the first show I was super nervous. Even though I had done something like it before I was still nervous. I hadn’t done it in a while and I didn’t want to let anyone down. I was still a little nervous for show five when it was my second time to anchor. I didn’t make show this week but I was still able to be on the show.
The days leading up to the show I didn’t even think about or stress about it, I just told myself to have fun. But that didn’t stop me from being nervous and making mistakes during the first take. After some feedback everyone brought the energy for the last take and we were out early again!
For this show, I decided to do a story on volleyball. I also work with the video board crew for WVU Sports and have worked a few volleyball games in the past month. I also played volleyball throughout high school so I was very comfortable with doing a story on it. Almost every game I’ve worked there was one player that stood out. She was also only a freshman and had earned multiple weekly awards. I decided to do a profile piece on her.
I had everything done a week in advance. I had the script done, the broll, the VO, and interviews. When it was time to do my stand-up and SOT TZ I had to wait for the Coliseum to be free. I went to shoot when the team had an away game. I get to the Coliseum and just my luck, the volleyball net is down. I can’t shoot a stand-up about volleyball and there is no net! I had to improvise and I found a wall with volleyball graphics on it and shot there. I didn’t really like the lighting but it was all I had to work with, and I know that sometimes things like that happen.
Now that we have three packages done I’m getting a little sad. I’m having so much fun this semester and I was literally counting down the days to WVU News. I might also be a little sad because this means I’m halfway done my senior year. But I won’t think about that at this moment. I have to start my next package!