Editors Note: Norah Schmitz took part in the iFan broadcast as a part of the COMM 330 multimedia journalism class.

Helping out iFan during the Upper Midwest Athletics Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships meet was a great experience.

I learned so much within the span of about an hour and a half. The most fun was talking with Craig Morrissey on the broadcast, because it was interesting to hear myself talk as well as being able to spread awareness for other sports at the University of Wisconsin- Superior.

I also really liked working with the camera. It was cool to be the person dictating what the people watching on the live stream would see.

Even though it might not seem like a big deal, it was to me. The only thing I didn’t like was the stress of being live and rolling at all times. It was hard to focus at times with all the people talking. It felt like we had to go 100 miles per hour.

At this point in time, I would want to do anything that requires me to be in front of a camera live, but I would be willing to do radio.

Morrissey opened my eyes to how fun doing the commentating is. I think at the start, I would find it hard to fill those gaps but after I got the hang of it, I think I would get really good at it.

I’m normally a quiet person but once you get me to start talking, it’s hard for me to stop, especially if it is on
a subject I have a strong opinion about.

Overall, I really enjoyed having a class where were able to help Morrissey out with iFan.

Craig Morrisey explaining the production of an iFan.tv broadcast.

It was eye-opening and an experience I will not take with a grain of salt.

I look forward to doing other things like this in the future, especially if it involves sports.