Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday, June 23: I'm famous on that there television.

This morning was my big interview with Sally Pitt, and it was a blast. Myself and a woman from PR travelled to Green Gables to get some b roll for my video and have the interview. When it was all over, the camera man needed b roll of me doing my job, and while we were walking between locations, I picked his brain about working for CBC, and the business in general. What an experience!

In the afternoon, I did what turned out to be a trial run on a video about how dangerous it is to jump off Covehead bridge in the Prince Edward Island National Park. The bridge looks like fun, but underneath are huge shards of rusted metal from past repairs and general badness. It's easy for us to tell people not to jump off the bridge, that it's illigal and that they can hurt themselves. It's another thing to show them.

My job? Show them what could potentially seriously injure them.

Today we got the senior lifeguard at the park and a few park employees and set out to film underwater underneath the bridge to show everyone what was down there. We thought we could do it in one afternoon, but it just didn't work out with the current and the mucky state of the water. It did serve as a test for my underwater camera bag and a trial run of what was to come when we can actually successfully shoot the video though, so the day wasn't a total loss. And I got to go out on a zodiac boat!

When work was through, I almost crashed the car because Matt Rainnie  said my name on the radio when I wasn't expecting it. That's all I have to say about that.

I rushed home, caught my radio/television interview and horray! I didn't sound like an idiot! Things weren't as bad as I remember, and one shot that I was sure was going straight up my nose wasn't at all!

Here are some screen shots of my television tuned in to me on CBC news, because I was way too paranoid to take my iPhone out on a boat to get a nice picture.


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  2. I heard an interview with you on CBC radio and you sounded great. You are going to have a great summer.

    You said you were an anth student at UPEI. Is that your declared major? Who are you working with in the department?

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