Day 48: Bye Bye Spaceship


Today marks the end of my 5-month internship in TV channel, CNBC.

For the past 3 months, a part of my day is always spent in the Gallery, from which live programmes are produced. The first word that I cometo associate the room with is… spaceship. Call it random. Call it watching too many Hollywood sci-fi films. But, let me explain how apt the word can be.

Usually, in a space ship, there is a commander, a pilot and the crew members. The pilot directs the spacecraft, monitoring various things like altitude, speed, wind, enemy targets etc. The commander decides on destinations and actions to take when spacecraft is under siege. The crew helps in executing any decisions.

This somewhat describes the usual situation in the Gallery. A Director oversees various on-air elements and broadcast them. A Producer decides on the order and content of the show. When breaking news occurs, the Producer would have to decide quickly on changes, before telling the Director the changes. That’s sort of like navigating through various enemy attacks of spaceship.

My weapon of choice — the prompter machine.

I will certainly miss my time at the spaceship. Every day was definitely a thrilling ride!

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Olivia Griselda

A photographer & filmmaker based in Singapore.

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