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Greg Wins Big With NewTV Internship

It’s been over a year since Greg Camillone first entered NewTV, and since then he has developed immensely as a producer and a storyteller. After taking TV: Studio Production at NewTV through Lasell College, Greg joined our team as an intern during the summer. With a writing-focused internship at The Millerton News already under his belt, he was eager to focus on video production.

 

GregIntern1Hailing from Wingdale, New York, Greg graduated from Lasell College in May 2018. In addition to his college internships, he was involved in the radio club, where he provided live commentary for on-campus sporting events, and the Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL), where he served as a mentor and tutor in elementary schools throughout Roxbury.

 

While at NewTV, Greg helped with studio shoots and directed local event coverage. He also had the opportunity to produce a documentary, which “taught [him] a lot across the spectrum from pre-production to production to post-production. It provided a better sense of how to have a smart workflow, [which] will be extremely useful for other projects.” His internship experience exceeded his expectations, teaching him numerous skills from broadcasting to producing. Plus, he notes that, “everyone at NewTV was extremely kind and welcoming, which made my stay that much more enjoyable.”

 

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All of Greg’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. At NewTV’s Red Carpet Awards, he was grateful to be recognized as the Intern of the Year. This spring, he was also a finalist in NESN’s Next Producer competition: “It was a rewarding experience having the opportunity to share what I believe is an important message about concussions through a regional network. It was great to interact with professionals in the industry and gain feedback as to how I can improve as a producer.” Finally, Greg’s documentary, Let’s Talk Tough: The Mental Health of Athletes received an honorable mention from the Boston/New England Student Awards for Excellence in the Long Form Non-Fiction Category. The film uses statistics and personal stories to shed light on mental health issues that athletes at all levels face, and the positive results that can come from recognizing the problem and seeking help. Greg notes, “It is an honor to have my documentary be recognized…since it’s my first documentary and the first overall film I’ve ever produced, I was not expecting it to get this far. Most importantly, I’m glad the message is being shared.” Greg attended the Boston/New England Emmy® Awards with the NewTV staff and was surrounded by anchors and talent representing New England stations. He was inspired by the evening, even getting the opportunity to meet Danielle Mannion, the incoming NATAS board president, who suggested he might speak at the New England High School Television Conference next year.

 

GregIntern3Now that he’s graduated, Greg is hoping to continue using digital media to tell stories. He would like to produce content that merges his passions for sports and travel. His advice for future interns is: “Say yes! Any opportunity can benefit you if you adjust your perspective. As a student, if your professor or internship supervisor asks you for a favor, accept the task and do it with a smile on your face. Learning is unlimited, and any additional knowledge will make you more valuable in the future. Plus, having an open mind may expose you to a new love.”