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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Blog post written by Gillian Smith '12, FLEFF intern, Journalism, Harwich, MA
Having the opportunity to intern with FLEFF has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. I was able to make some truly incredible connections, some with true employment potential, and learned to expand my view of the world to incorporate many new cultures and ideologies.
My favorite event this year was by far the multimedia concert at Hocket Recital Hall. I brought along a group of people and they absolutely loved the show. I thought the use of the voice actors in the beginning of the show was truly innovative and totally different than anything I have ever experienced. I truly appreciate when shows incorporate the audience in the performance, because it keeps us engaged and really helps us understand the messages of microtopias.
The day after the performance, I kept hearing people walking around campus saying “micro…TOPIAS” “MICRO…toooopias” “MICROTOPIAS.” It was such a great feeling to realize that all the hard work we put into the festival was getting across to the campus community.
I thought the use of the camera was really awesome. I often found myself torn between watching the incredible performance and being totally absorbed by the VJ mixing the music and video. I have never seen a VJ work before, and I found it incredibly engaging.