This semester I have the privilege of Associate Producing my professor Doug Smart's Emmy-winning, student-crewed sitcom, Friends Like You. In only the first week and a half, I've realized just how many hats a producer has to wear. I had some concept before from producing my own short films, but for a television episode with a larger cast and crew, the jobs increase in stature and numbers. So far I've read opposite actors for casting, researched stuffed cats for props, tracked deliveries, physically moved 25 20' high flats into the studio, planned the shots for the opening sequence, etc.
I love the eclectic and informed nature of the job. My inquisitive personality is made for asking questions, preparing, and organizing. I know this is only the beginning of the process, but I'm excited for what lies ahead.
In addition to the sitcom, I'm producing our live broadcast of chapel - a designated time three times/week where a speaker addresses all of campus. I'm in charge of crewing, recording, programming, etc. Again, the ability to lead, organize, and consult creatively is a perfect fit for me. Pretty soon we will be incorporating students from our multi-camera class into the camera operator rotation to give them experience.