Pierside at OpSail 2012June 11th, 2012 at 11:10 am by traceysmith under Interns
I had so much fun working at OpSail this weekend! The weekend started out on Friday when WAVY-TV was doing live broadcasts pierside. My job turned into security when we started filming. Most of the day’s crazy stories came from when we were trying to keep people from walking in front of the camera. Apparently I wasn’t as intimidating as I should be because most of the people there didn’t even notice that I was standing in front of them with my arms stretched out. One moment was caught on camera when a guy walked past me and after realizing the camera was live, he jumped into the shot and tried to put his arm around Nicole Livas. Stephanie Cooke of course jumped in and Nicole Livas made her phrase of the weekend, “Really Dude!” Its crazy moments like that that make live television so entertaining.
Myself and the other intern, Alyson Laughron, got our debut on WAVY-TV 10 when Ryan the Balloon Guy made us crazy balloon hats. I had a monkey on my head and she had an octopus, so we were featured on the Activities for Kids Spot on the Morning News. We continued to wear our hats all day and receive countless “I like your hat” compliments.
Getting to spend the whole day Friday with various people from the station was a ton of fun. I came back Saturday night to help out with the night shift. By the time I came all the prizes were gone and all that was left was the foam swords and hurricane ready guides. The entertaining part about Saturday came when people cam eup to me and said “I watch you on the news all the time, I love WAVY-TV 10.” I would take this as a compliment except for the fact that if they actually watched our channel they would know that I wasn’t a reporter. I think they just assumed that I was on-air talent because I was in the WAVY-TV and FOX43 tent and because I was wearing a WAVY-TV 10 hat.