“I will carry the things I learned at WORLDwrite with me and use them in any and every way I possibly can.”
I interned at WORLDwrite and had a blast doing so. WORLDwrite is a volunteer organization with a Citizen TV project which tackles pressing issues both locally and globally. While there I dabbled in so many intriguing and invigorating things.
As an intern I think my commitment to WORLDwrite was much grander than a typical volunteer role. My tasks included surfing the web and finding Black/African American organizations to advertise the C.L.R. James documentary to, finding the contact information of each individual taking part in each debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas, so we could let them know the film made of them was live. I would also help prepare for the sessions that day or the next day for when more volunteers would be at the centre and it was never lack lustre.
I worked with a great assortment of people from all walks of life. As a team or smaller sub groups we brainstormed and worked to craft the rounds for a filmed Political Game Show, and discussed the issues we each wanted to speak on in our words to camera for a ‘My London’ Shoot. Because it was such a diverse group I was able to hear a variety of different points of views and thought processes, some of which were unknown to me.
WORLDwrite provides free camera training to each of its volunteers so I was also taught how to properly setup and function a camera, as well as positioning to then actually film. I had done a bit of freelance filming before with my friends, but this was professional level filming. Now, I can shoot my own videos or help shoot one, and that is possible only by the hands of the great people at WORLDwrite.
My experience at WORLDwrite has been a memorable one. One in which I will never forget. I will carry the things I learned at WORLDwrite with me and use them in any and every way I possibly can.