Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital opened in November 2014 as a multimedia space for music, games and fun! The Seacrest Studio is a state of the art TV and Radio station broadcasting on Channel 8 or 19 to all BCH televisions. Patients, families, and visitors can call in to LIVE broadcasts by dialing 5-RYAN (5-7926) or stopping by the studio located on the first floor. Seacrest Studio is part of the Creative Arts Programs within Child Life Services. The programming ranges from music request hours to game shows to celebrity guests and more. Patients can make song requests, participate in games or be a guest DJ. Patients get an opportunity to explore their creativity and hidden talents on air or from the comfort of their patient rooms.
In the words of a recent intern, Casey Hudacko, Seacrest Studios is “one of the most rewarding places that you can work”. Working with the studio was indeed a “rewarding” experience for Casey. Having the opportunity to discuss her internship with Seacrest Studios she described her time spent as a very “hands-on experience”. Casey commented that in your first days on set, “you can jump right into it and hop on the mic and host your own show”. Seacrest is the kind of company that encourages exploration into your interests and passions and in Casey’s words “the studio team is right behind you to back you up and support whatever you want to do. There are really no limits to what you can do at Seacrest Studios”.
Working in a studio environment, the typical responsibilities included helping to set up and strike live studio shows, providing additional support with camera operation, switching cameras, running the board or TriCaster, and just helping with the daily operation of studio equipment. In addition to this, brainstorming ideas for studio shows that the kids would enjoy and helping to make the shows come to life is all of what Casey described as her typical role at Seacrest Studios. More on the office life, she said the hours were extremely flexible, with the minimum requirement being only four hours. Which means if you have class in the morning and have a few hours free in the afternoon, it’s easy to take the 15-minute train ride over and spend your afternoon learning through experience. Essentially, Seacrest is an incredible opportunity for Emerson students looking to gain more experience in the world of television and broadcasting with a lot of “room for growth”.
Any students interested in working with Seacrest Studios should attend our Seacrest Studios On-Site Tour happening Thursday October 27th from 4 to 5pm. On this tour up to twenty students will have the opportunity to see the studio for themselves and learn more about the available internships. Register here for the event.