This past month in Broadcast Tech, I learned how to anchor for Ladue View. Anchoring wasn't a huge deal for me, since I spend a lot of time on stage and in front of people, yet I still had a lot to learn. Anchoring for a television show is different than performing my own song, giving a speech, or acting on stage for many reasons. First of all, as an anchor, I'm not the one in control. When I speak, where I look, and even what I say is dictated by the Tech Director, passed down to the Floor Director, then signaled to me. Even in a play or musical, where everything scripted and blocked, I can take some personal liberties with my lines and actions. With anchoring, however, it's much more cut-and-dry, Another difference between anchoring and theatre is that I don't have to memorize my lines, since everything I say is projected onto the teleprompter. Even still, I need to know my lines ahead of time so that they don't sound awkward coming out of my mouth.
I definitely found my groove in front of the camera, even if it was a different experience than what I was used to. I think I might want to push myself out of my comfort zone with a more techy position in the next Ladue View, however I wouldn't complain given another opportunity to anchor!
I am a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. I play guitar and even write some of my own music, and love to travel! Next year, I will learn at a seminary, a school where young Jewish women learn tradition Jewish texts, philosophy, and law in Jerusalem, Israel. Afterwards, I want to go to college to study Gender Studies and Judaic Studies. Although I'm not particularly interested in pursuing broadcast after high school, I love the creative outlet of telling stories that are important to me.