It is hard to believe I am already finishing up my third week interning with SCETV. This week is also the last week of production for By The River, so it is kind of sad, but mainly a sense of accomplishment, for all of us at SCETV and USCB. I truly feel like I’ve learned a lot about television production and gained a lot of useful experience for the career path I hope to take in the future. For the most part, we stuck to the routine of filming our last few episodes of By The River. We also filmed the promos for the show on set and began to gather some B-roll. One thing I’ve learned is that there are always little adjustments that need to be made before production begins. Each day we balance the shading of each of the three cameras, adjust the lighting,depending on the guest and their outfits, and test audio levels. Running through everything each time, though it may seem repetitive, is vitally important to producing the best show possible.
Last Friday, after shooting our last two episodes, a crew from Columbia came down to take all the cameras, sound equipment, and control truck back with them. It was crazy to see how fast everything went up and how fast everything got taken down, but I guess that is just part of the business. I am looking forward to seeing what is next for me and ETV Lowcountry as we move forward from season two of By The River.