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Last night, I was so bad-ass, I single-handedly wrangled a half-hour newscast, 2 live updates, and a 2-minute recorded weather segment all. by. my. self. I honestly don't know how I did it. I was a one-woman, news-production storm. (That is to say, I led the crew to such exploits. I did NOT operate cameras, audio, chyron, or anything like that.) I got all but my last segment of scripts marked, and I managed to get through that segment cleanly. There were big giant valleys of question marks that I somehow navigated my crew through without much incident. (There were mistakes, but not due to my inability to lead the crew, let me just say that right now.) I guided our crew not just through a reasonably clean show but also a show that had some panache, some finesse to it. To the viewer sitting at home, why that was good TV! And I was the one calling the shots through it all. It's the kind of accomplishment that you want desperately to brag about, but are afraid to because you're afraid your boss will hear about it and expect such a performance every time you sit at the helm. No thanks, my life is stressful enough as it is!

But I was pretty badass, I must admit. :D I haven't watched the aircheck, but I can honestly say I kept up the pace of the show -- oh, I forgot to say all this was happening under breaking news brush fire business too. That was why the updates were live. And I was also the graphics department (although I ultimately dispatched one request to one of the other directors, but at least I had the wherewithal to do that).

Last night I truly turned a corner with that performance. I surpassed my own expectations. I love when I do that, it's so few and far between these days.

I needed that.

Got no desire to replicate that performance any time soon!


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May. 2nd, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
That's awesome! I can imagine your sense of accomplishment at that, congratulations! :)

We visited a news studio last year as part of our coursework, and I saw how unbelievably hectic it is. :-O
May. 2nd, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
Hee hee, that is great to hear! And thank you. :) *blushes*

We love it whenever we get visitors from the 'outside' world, because then we know they go home and watch our work with better appreciation for what we do. Just sitting at home watching the news, you don't see the poor saps sitting in the control booth having coronaries because a piece of video isn't where it was supposed to be!!!

HA HA HA!!! :))

It's all good. I love my job; I just hate the incompetence sometimes. Incompetence, as well you know, can make anything good turn bad quickly.
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