There really is not much to report. I could write lengthy daily logs which would drone on and become monotonous. I absolutely love what I am doing. I love where I work. I am so unbelievably fortunate for this opportunity that was handed to me. It only excites me for my future. I also am glad I work the late night shift. We get to edit all of the popular primetime clips. Check them out on NBCOlympics.com. I have a lot of videos up in their “highlights” section.
I really do not have much time to write this post. I have to get showered and head over to work early so I can grab lunch with some of the other interns. Speaking of which, NBC is a dangerous place. Not only do we get unlimited free Starbucks (Caramel Macchiato with skim, anyone?) but craft services provides us with delicious snacks throughout the day, we get $12 to the commissary every day, and my supervisors order food for the late night shifters at midnight every night. SO much food all of the time. My hips aren’t going to lie, they’re not appreciative of all this food, especially because I haven’t had time to exercise either. Annnnnd on that horrific and corny note, I bid you all adieu. Time to go back to 30 Rock!
Check them out!!
Sorry I haven’t been around the past few days. My parents came to the city for the weekend so I have been staying with them. They were closer to 30 Rock so I was enjoying the perks of free meals and a shorter commute to work. I have also been working twelve hour days so this blog has not exactly been my first priority. The past two days have been quite crazy though. The games have officially started, meaning the real work has begun.
Opening Ceremony: Watching the Opening Ceremony was quite surreal. All of the interns and staff gathered at 8H and watched it real time, before it aired in the States. We also watched it commercial free and unedited, which was pretty cool. Got to hear some interesting commentary from Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira. Because I have the late shift, I stuck around on Friday night until 11:30pm, editing some clips from the opening ceremony. I was in charge of finding footage of all the tiny nations with 2 athletes. Fun stuff! But actually, it really is.
Yesterday: Got up relatively early and had coffee and breakfast with my parents. We then ventured downtown to SoHo and canal street because my parents had never been there before. After grabbing some overpriced sandwiches at a deli in Midtown (Thanks Mom n Wayne!) we went back to the apartment and I took a nap so I could rest up for my late night shift. Work was hectic, mildly frustrating, but awesome nonetheless. First off, by the time I got to work, the Starbucks they built for the Olympic employees was closed for maintenance and they were out of coffee at craft services. From that moment on I knew the night was going to be rather interesting. It was the first day so of course, there were a lot of technical difficulties and a lot of things were backed up. I got to edit a bunch of really cool highlights though. One even got posted to the web! Even though it was a late night, I realized that this would become the norm if I were to ever work for SNL. It was pretty cool being in 8H on a Saturday Night, even though SNL has been taken over by the Highlights Factory. I even got out of work a half hour early, which was really nice.
Working the overnight shift is really interesting. It’s really quiet and low key because most people have gone home for the evening. But the people that stick around are awesome. They even ordered really nice Italian food at midnight because craft services stopped feeding us at 4PM. Perks of working late hours, I suppose. I can’t wait to see how tonight will go. For now, I am going to go take a nap and rest up until it’s time to leave.
Day two, let’s go.
do it. for America.
No drinking on the job! Maybe for the Rio games ;)
But in all seriousness, this game will kill you. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.