Working on the GC Symposium was such an eye-opening experience for me. The idea of it made me very nervous at first. I was really not comfortable in a production setting or using such high quality cameras. In the beginning, I really held back. I of course helped set up the cameras and production as much as a knew how but a part of me was hoping I could sit back in a corner and watch unnoticed more than really help. Once I was asked to work a camera, I knew i needed to get out of my comfort zone and go for it! I worked a camera on the right side and my main goal was to get unclose shots of who was answering questions and just the group as a whole. Of course, I was completely overthinking it and when it came down to it, it was easy and I had a blast. Getting different shots and videos was super interesting and being creative was an eye opener. The Symposium as a whole was a look into a behind the scenes view of what really goes into films, movies, tv shows, documentaries, etc. I think a lot of times we as viewers just focus on what is on the screen. The actors always get the credit. This showed me that there is so much more to it. So many people are so talented and creative and work hard to get the shots that the viewers are going to enjoy. It gave me a new appreciation for everything that I watch from 5 minute youtube videos to 3 hour documentaries. If everyone could participate in one of these, I would suggest it. Watching the chaos behind the screen was so intriguing and it was also nice to feel a part of something so complex. Everyone did so well when it came to working together and being there for each other. The camera and sound crews did awesome and the writers, producers, and directors put on an awesome set up with great, informing questions that I was excited to hear the answers to. It all came together so well and gave me a new appreciation for everyone behind the scenes.