12 December 2012

Goodbye ICLA!

As everyone was leaving by Dec 9th, I was packing to move into my new apartment for the week. I was able to stay at the Oakwoods and continue my CONAN internship for a few more days, until I actually leave SoCal on Thursday!

Monday at Conan was the best day of the internship -- I was walking through the office with a new intern when we ran into Conan, he held the door open for us and after the new intern introduced herself, I shook Conan's hand and before I could even say hi or anything, he said "oh I know who you are, Andrew!" It was so awesome. The rest of the week was relatively quiet with the same 'ole intern tasks ... Wednesday evening was the end, I had to make my final goodbyes. After (almost exactly) four months in beautiful LA, it's all over!

Now, off to a relaxing vacation in another warm place (Florida). Soon enough, I'll be re-packing and getting ready to move back to Ithaca for my last semester.

Me at the CONAN sign at the Guest Entrance

08 December 2012

The Last Week

Last weekend on Dec 1, the program Director hosted a holiday party for ICLA and all IC alum. It was a bit overwhelming with so many people, but nice to see everybody dressed up and looking nice!

The remainder of the weekend was set for paper writing and completing final course assignments. For the two papers, I was able to write about youth culture in media influences its viewers (Senior Seminar) and how technology has improved sports' broadcasting on American television (Electronic Media Criticism). Both of which research papers were quite interesting and I actually learned a lot about each of those topics.

At my last week of Authentic, I continue transcribing and logging footage for the two sets of shows I am working on -- My First Home (on TLC) and the two IGN shows (Geek Love and Next Game Boss). Friday was my last day at Authentic; I got a delicious free lunch out of my producers and I just didn't want to leave, at all. I was sad.

I was able to take off one day of internship and work as a talent escort for the CBS holidays' show -- A Home For the Holidays. It was a lot smaller and more intimate, compared to the Mexican Billboard Awards in October; I did have a similar task though, to guide my assigned talent (Jillian Michaels) through the backstage and press areas for the show. Other stars who were featured on the special were Wayne Brady, Kevin Frazier, Phillip Phillips, Rascal Flatts and a few others -- all of which, at one point, I was within arms length from. The one-hour holiday special will air Dec 19th at 8pm, on CBS.

Thursday at CONAN would have been my last day here, but luckily
I am able to stay a few extra days and continue the internship. Unfortunately, it was the last day for many of my classmates/coworkers; it was bittersweet! Besides the bittersweetness of the day, nothing too crazy happened behind the scenes, on stage, or in the office.