Intern Insight – Volume 3Submitted by Joe Gigliotti on June 21, 2012 - 12:47pm
Well, it’s been quite the difference for the intern this week in comparison to last. Last week had five shooting assignments on my schedule at five different locations, most of which were government meetings. This week included just one shooting gig – the La Prairie City Council meeting Monday night.
However, despite the lower number of shooting assignments this week, that doesn’t mean any less work for this intern!
After putting together the La Prairie City Council meeting, I finished up the latest Grand Rapids Area Library Program. This latest installment was the fascinating tale of Barry Lane and Niels Henriksen’s trek from Mexico to Minnesota in 1973, attempting to do just as the pioneers once did! Tune into your local access channel and join in on “Reliving History.”
After that project was complete and the DVD copies were burned, my focus was shifted to a program called “Afghanistan: The Cost of Perpetual War.” Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Kathy Kelly, spoke at the program, telling tales of her seven trips to Afghanistan, as well as explaining the impact ongoing war has. In addition, the Raging Grannies make an appearance before Kelly’s speech. ICTV Volunteer, Mel Thoresen, shot the footage. Don’t miss this engaging presentation on your local access channel in the very near future!
On Wednesday morning, I hopped over to the MacRostie Art Center with Trond to help film the latest episode of “Brown Bag Lunch.” Led by Ashley Kolka, this episode centers around the topic of “Art in Architecture.” Tune in to find out things you’ve never known about in the world of art and architecture!
Lastly, I send my thoughts and prayers to the city of Duluth after the unprecedented flooding that occurred there earlier this week. The pictures of the damage are truly jaw-dropping. Hearing about other areas around the country and world is one thing, but seeing it happen in your own backyard is a whole different ballgame. While home in Grand Rapids for the summer, I otherwise live in Duluth (while going to school at UWS). Having living there for nine months, seeing the sights from the place I now call one of my homes is shocking. Stay strong, Duluth.