A 3 week internship during the International Summer Island Games, which involved operating various cameras, editing footage for broadcast and assisting in the control room during live shows. My role also included the retrieval and cataloguing of the footage each day, organising the set and lighting for the shows, and offering personal assistant support to the head production manager, cameramen and reporters. Working the Island Games required patience, focus and good time management. The responsibilities and opportunities I was given during this internship expanded my professional practice and gave me the confidence to begin exploring the different roles within the world of film and media.
In my role as Production Assistant at Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), I worked in a team of sixteen undertaking multiple roles (except that of taking part in the sports) during the 2019 Island Games. The fast-paced role was mentally and physically demanding for the whole GBC team and as a result, small hiccups would occur and consequently throw us off schedule. My initial role was to retrieve and catalogue the footage as it came to the studio, but I saw an opportunity to step up and offer my assistance when these delays occurred. This initiative and ability to quickly adapt meant I was able to get more involved and take on greater responsibility. It also meant the footage met its deadlines every day of the Island Games, at a high quality.
My involvement in the project saw the entire Island Games captured as the events were taking place and broadcasted across multiple platforms, the representation of 2945 participants from 22 islands in 14 sports,1625 competitors, 476 volunteers and a special highlight programme every night throughout the Island Games and an estimate of well over 100,000 viewers.
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