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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Blog posting written by Kacey Deamer, Journalism and Environmental Studies '13, FLEFF Intern, Binghamton, NY
Last year you may have read his blog posts as a FLEFF intern. This year he is a team leader, helping to organize FLEFF interns on different projects.
Twenty-year-old Shea Lynch is in his sophomore year at Ithaca College and yet he has already moved up the ranks within the FLEFF world. From Glens Falls, NY he came to Ithaca for the documentary studies program and minors in writing. Shea plans to graduate a year early and hopes to work in film or music in Toronto.
"I think it'd be cool to work for an underground magazine in Toronto, to write about the music scene and maybe work on the Toronto festival," he said. Shea is ready for the 'real world.' "I feel like at the end of high school I was college searching and now towards the end of college I'm city searching — testing out places to live and work," and it seems that our neighbors to the north may win out for Shea.
Last year, Shea most enjoyed writing for the blog during his FLEFF internship. "Doing the blog was more independent and it allowed me to communicate more with people invited by FLEFF," he said. FLEFF week is always the most exciting, according to Shea, but this year he really enjoyed the preview event, a screening of OKA!.
Shea said: "It was really cool listening to the director speak after watching the film, like the fact that they used a toy airplane for some of the aerial shots."
As he moves up the ranks, Shea hopes to become more involved in the film festival scene and integrate his writing background as well — like blogging.
To read more stories about FLEFF interns, continue to follow the blog. Shea's fun fact was that he can't swim (at least not very well, he clarified). My fun fact is that I have been some form of vegetarian for nine years. Share with us a fun fact about yourself.