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INTERN BLOG: The Adventures of Greg T

Faster than a speeding bullet? More powerful than a horse? No, not quite.

As a video intern, I’ve gotten the chance to work with Greg T on some pretty hilarious segments. However, I don’t think that anything will EVER top his decision to race a horse ON FOOT at Empire City Casino and Raceway in Yonkers. Yes, you read that right. He raced a horse on foot. Didn’t think that was possible? Trust me, nobody did.

This shoot was the most intense one I’ve worked on all semester. The night before was full of excitement as video intern Deanna and I got to spend the night in a hotel in SoHo. I was super excited because I’ve never spent the night in Manhattan since I’m a broke college student. Deanna and I slept peacefully until 4 AM and then, thanks to Nate, only had a short walk over to the studio where we started packing up all of our equipment at 5 AM. We looked like some serious professionals.

After a long drive full of coffee and music, we arrived at the raceway and got straight to work. We were each armed with our own camera, mounting equipment, extra batteries, and some awesome walkie-talkies. I felt like a spy and had to force myself to not speak in code and request passwords from Jake when he was giving us directions. I filmed a wide shot of Greg T racing the horse from the announcer’s booth. It was a good thing that we didn’t use the audio from the video because I could not stop laughing. Greg T looked like a professional horse jockey in the first sully race, but once he started racing on foot, I’m pretty sure that even his opponent was laughing at him. The horse ran at a slow trot, but still Greg T could not win.

After we finished filming, we raced back to the studio to put together a totally epic video. It’s definitely my favorite video that I’ve help create to date.

And if that wasn’t exciting enough, when we got back to the studio, Deanna and I filmed music legends Sting and Shaggy as they were interviewed by Elvis Duran. The pair had an exceptionally lively conversation about their work ethics and their new song together, “Don’t Make Me Wait.” I’ve been listening to it on replay for hours by the way. It’s my new jam.

After the interview, the interns got to take a photo with Sting and Shaggy. (Thanks so much Brody!) I WAS CRYING. So was my mom when she found out that I met her favorite singer. They were both so sweet. I introduced myself to Sting and he patted me on the back and said that he loved meeting fans. I was in awe that I got to not only be in the same room with such powerful artists, but also got to chat with them.


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