Week #3. Wow. It is already going by too quickly. This week I got to tag along for a commercial shoot.

It was a great experience and I learned the importance of detail.  Every small detail is important to creating the perfect shot. I also never realized how lighting is so crucial to getting a shot right and how just a little change in lighting can change the look and feel of a shot. To my surprise, the whole shoot ran pretty smoothly, though attempting to work around the visitors in the hospital became a challenge at points. Most people seemed completely oblivious that we were filming, while others were too excited and attempted to position themselves in the background while we were filming. But other than that, we had smooth sailing. I got to help “set up the shots” by positioning myself where the “actors” would be in order for the crew to set up the lighting and camera placement. I am a great fake actor, and will put my amazing abilities down on my resume. 🙂 The actors that were recruited were very nice, including a little blonde haired boy who was absolutely adorable. It was interesting to hear their stories and some of the things they have done in the past. All in all, it’s amazing the time and detail put into a 30 second commercial. I am very excited to see the final product and see it all come together!


So this week, as usual, proved to be both interesting and fun. I helped out with a conference for the Cleveland Hopkins airport. Airports Council International (ACI) hosted an international conference for airport executives in marketing and communication. The city welcomed over 280 conference attendees with a night full of eating, dancing, and enjoying exhibits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Guests were shuttled over on the Waterfront Line from the Renaissance Hotel, the conference headquarters. The band, Fastrack, got the guests up and dancing the night away. Here is the link to the band’s website:; they were fabulous. It was great to see all of the hard work paying off at the event. I think most attendees’ favorite part was seeing the highly anticipated Lady Gaga meat dress. Yes, the meat dress is in Cleveland. A word to the wise: onlookers may not have an appetite for meat for a few days (or ever again) after seeing this “dress.”

Question of the week: If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Jess: I would be a giraffe… they are tall and I’m short so it would be nice to be tall for a change

Marissa: I would be a dolphin. Who wouldn’t want to swim around all day and be one of the most intelligent animals? Also, with few natural predators, I think dolphins are living the good life.

We got one response to our question last week, so let’s double it this week. Not sure what you would be? Take this test to find out…