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Intern Update

Filed in Blog by on July 24, 2017 0 Comments • views: 652

Interning at the Cape Cod Community Media Center over the last two months has been such an enjoyable experience. We’ve learned valuable lessons in everything from conducting an interview to editing the final product. Walking in, I had no experience with any of the equipment or software, but now feel comfortable enough to approach them with confidence. We’ve demonstrated our new and improved skills behind and in front of the camera through a few projects. Here is a look at what we’ve done so far, and what we are working on now.

The very first project we took part in was Music Memory. Students from elementary schools throughout the Cape gathered to test their knowledge of classical music. The Cape Symphony played numerous classical pieces while we live-streamed the event back to the schools that were in attendance, so their classmates could cheer them on from afar.


Our visit to Taylor Bray Farm was one of our first group projects. We covered their annual Sheep Shearing Festival. Families from all over Cape Cod visited the farm to view the shearing of sheep, participate in a silent auction, shop around for locally made crafts and hand spun wool products, as well as sit in on a demonstration of sheep herding performed by two local Border Collies and their owner. We had the opportunity to speak with Hank, a committee member of the Farm, to create a short video highlighting the day.


Another exciting project we have completed is the Relay For Life video. Olivia, Harrison, Breanna and I spent the day at Dennis Yarmouth High School in support of the cause, while simultaneously capturing both the fun and the emotion of the day on camera. We conducted interviews with walkers to find out what inspired them to walk, got footage of the different events taking place (the cupcake contest, the Survivor’s dinner, and the neighboring Cape Cod Baseball league game). As the night ended, emotions were high during the lighting of the luminary bags. Jake edited the final product, and we hope that it inspires people to attend future Relay For Life events.  


Olivia, Jake and I took to the beaches to discuss the shortage of Lifeguards on Cape Cod with beach goers, a member of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, and even some lifeguards themselves. The bottom line- there are too few lifeguards on Cape beaches this summer, and it is concerning for parents of young children wanting to visit the beach. We found out that all beaches will still be open, but some left unguarded.


In early July, we walked through a muddy marsh to film the release of turtles into the water at Sandy Neck Beach of Barnstable. Families gathered around the wildlife expert to learn about the turtles, then walked knee deep through a marsh to wish them good luck on their new adventures. The final product was edited by Jake and captures the excitement felt by the dozens of children in attendance and the experts that had been keeping these turtles safe in rehabilitation for months.

With just about a month left in our internship, we have begun working on our final project. After much thought, Olivia, Harrison, Jake and I have decided to create a music video for a lesser-known song that was released by an up and coming artist in the music industry. The Song is called “Obsession” by D.J Vice featuring Jon Bellion. We have plotted our locations, are checking out the correct equipment and will begin filming this week. We will be filming at locations close to the Centerville area. Olivia has kindly volunteered to act in the video.


Each day, we become more excited to be a part of the Cape Cod Community Media Center. We’re thankful for all the great projects we’ve been asked to participate in, and cannot wait to see what the rest of this experience has in store for us!








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