I’ll admit it. I like to write lists. It keeps me organized and sane. So even though I’ve been working at resTV for five weeks-ish, Mike told me to write down things I learned. I definitely learned more than ten things, but I had to narrow it down. And in the holiday spirit, I decided to write it in the jingle form of “12 Days of Christmas.” (Please don’t try to sing it…because it’s probably not in a good rhythm or beat). Enjoy :)
On the FIRST day of resTV, I learned how to hold an audio mic around my shoulders. Thanks Larry.
On the SECOND day of resTV, I used Final Cut Pro to make the finish touches. Thanks David.
On the THIRD day of resTV, I fixed the green screen because the blonde locks blended into the background. Thanks Hannah.
On the FOURTH day of resTV, I set the white balance before filming. Thanks Eric.
On the FIFTH day of resTV, I wrote a script that was made into an episode of ETE! Good job, Jessica.
On the SIXTH day of resTV, I filmed the wide-shot of an episode that made me stifle my laughter. Thanks Ricky.
On the SEVENTH day of resTV, I logged and transferred footage. Thanks Alex.
On the EIGHTH day of resTV, I can now say I know how to color correct. Thanks Rebecca.
On the NINTH day of resTV, I can multi-clip. It’s pretty cool. Not gonna lie. Thanks Andrey.
On the TENTH day of resTV, I wrote my second blog on tumblr. Thanks Mike.
So, there you have it. I went from knowing pretty much nothing to learning so much material in a matter of weeks. At times I feel overwhelmed, but many people helped me throughout the process. If it weren’t for them, I’d probably be writing the “10 Things I Don’t Know How to Do” (There’s More than 10). I’d like to use this as a way of showing that I really do appreciate their help. Thank you for passing on your knowledge. And I’m still learning!
Working for resTV this past quarter has been an absolute blast. Being the only first-year student on the team, I was fairly nervous. The experience, however, was nothing short of AWESOME. Everyone made me feel extremely welcome, and the supervisors were very patient and understanding as they taught all of the new team members the skills involved in shooting and editing for resTV. I loved filming Roomies with the group that I was assigned to. It was a show that, although simple in its structure, is different every single time. It was great to be able to meet various roommates across UCLA, and feel like you are actually on the set of a major television network. In general, I wouldn’t trade my experience with resTV for anything. I plan on staying with it for as long as I can. I’ve already made lifelong friends and learned a variety of new skills that will help me in my future career as a filmmaker. Thanks resTV! -Andrey Misyutin
resTV ORL covered two events these past few weeks: Fright Fest and Resident Runway. We projected camera one onto the wall at both events, which ended up looking really nice, and I’m glad that we’re starting to do more creative things with our equipment.
Fright Fest was essentially a Halloween dance, very similar to the ones you know and love from high school. Things got pretty wild at one point when all the students formed a conga line, but otherwise the dancing remained fairly tame. The organizers provided a lovely selection of food, including churros, dirt and worms (chocolate pudding with oreos pieces and gummy worms), and of course CANDY. There were other activities for students to enjoy if they weren’t in the mood to dance- the most popular being the photobooth. Students could put on funny wigs and glasses and get free photos printed of them and their friends. There was also a blind-folded drawing contest and paper airplane flying booth. In true ORL fashion, they also included a booth where students could write thank you notes to service workers at UCLA whose work goes unnoticed. The best part was seeing all the costumes, and my favorite was a girl who dressed as a bunch of grapes by attaching inflated purple balloons to her body.
We also attended the annual Resident Runway, which challenged seven student teams to create an original outfit using the fabric from clothes they bought at Good Will. The special guest judge was Bryce from this last season of Project Runway, who shared some behind the scenes information about the show with the audience. Most of the outfits were quite impressive, especially the winning look which made a pair of black pants and a floral dress into a wildly sexy mini skit with a cut-out halter top. The winning model and designer were rewarded with a $100 gift card to target and a brand new ipod nano (gasp). This was definitely one of the longest events we’ve ever covered: the Q & A portion was at least 45 minutes and the fashion show was a little under two hours.