Monday, May 20, 2013

Lights, Camera, Action!

You hear the crew moving around cameras, you hear construction going on outside, you hear students rehearsing what they're going to say, and then you hear the joy & excitement of alumna blogger Lyndsay, getting ready to be put in front of the green screen, nerves in full effect & all. (I had to get my makeup done first though!)

A few short days ago on Friday, May 17th, I was preparing to be involved with in an alumni web commercial project. Throughout my student days, I was heavily involved in promoting the school through the use of my blog, as well as participating in some video projects with some students outside of the classroom. So when this opportunity arose for me to be involved in the alumni world, I was way to excited to pass the opportunity up!

Ok so step one, would my boss let me take off work to go back to school? Seems silly right, but no, he was totally excited for me and had no problem with it. Sweet....Step two, what do I have to do? Just show up and be myself? Double check! And for step three, get in front of that green screen & kill it! Done, done, and DONE!

I usually let me nerves get the best of me, but being that I was surrounded by really enthusiastic people and people who put me at ease, it made the experience really enjoyable and comfortable. In the beginning, I felt stiff and trying to be as natural as possible was difficult, but with some boost from the crew, I came out of my shell & just let it flow. By the end, they were telling me to calm down a bit because at this point I was totally into it! LOL....who knew you could be too punchy & energetic on film.

Overall, it was a fantastic day & we have plans for the crew to come to my job & film me in my work environment. My co-workers are going to think I found a new calling. Even when I mentioned it to my boss he said "What are you a movie star or something?"

AND.....many of you will recognize this young lady, Angela Freeman, another student blogger who recently just graduated from Berkeley! She also took part in the web commercial & of course we had to have a photo-op as she got her makeup done!

If you couldn't tell, I had a really awesome time & I'm looking forward to bringing a little fame into my work life too! Once the video is ready to rock & roll, I shall share it, but until then, keep smiling and I'll catch you guys later!

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