On my 17th birthday (06/07/2015) I attended work experience at Mustard TV, Norwich. The company I worked with are a TV production company that broadcast a daily show to thousands of people in Norfolk. I was lucky to work as a researcher, an assistant booking guests and looking after them when they arrive.
I had a lot of work to do in my week but I also had a lot of time to get to know all of the staff in the business. I met researchers, producers, journalists, presenters and everyone in between. Surprisingly in such a vast media industry everyone was so kind! Each person I met took time out of their day to talk to me which made my week more enjoyable.
During my week I spent a lot of my time down in the studio. The studio we were based in was fully green screened and it was super cool to see how each background was made. The director/editor showed me how to use all the electrical equipment.
To control all of the cameras and software was on a machine called a Tricaster. It was colourful and vibrant and was one the greatest pieces of equipment I have used to date. In a studio with six televisions I felt in a professional place where I was welcomed with loving and passionate crew members. I felt I was part of such a comfortable atmosphere so when my week ended I didn’t want to leave.
I’m overwhelmed with how kind everyone was and the series producer said to me at the end of the week that she wanted me to come back in the near future. That comment alone made me feel that I was a part of the team and my tiny bit of work there didn’t go unnoticed and I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Mustard TV.
I do hope to return soon (of course if they need me) and to see everyone again. It just goes to show how if you give respect and work hard for others that they will be kind back. Be kind my little moon shines and people will be kind back, I promise.