My first training at Mediazone was on September, which lasted 5 hours for five days. The job I had to do was to learn all about the equipment of Mediazone,the rules and regulations and how to serve customers (students) appropriately. After the training finished, the schedule was ready with the days and hours we had to work, mine had 10 hours per week of work.
From the first moment I felt confortable with my collaborators. The first two months, I had difficulties since everyday I had to learn something new. Unfortunately, students do not have the ability to learn everything about cameras PD170 (or other equipment), due to the lack of time. WaveLab, cameras PD170, cameras EX3, control room, consoles, tascams, this is the equipment that I had to know very well and help the students when he/she needed it.
The key thing of about my job isn’t to be the ‘lecturer’ but provide service, guidance and support; that means that my job isn’t to give instructions on how to do something but to guide them correctly to find the solution and learn from it on their own through the Mediazone support website. Apart from technical faults that I have to solve, this is is the Mediazone philosophy.
The 2nd semester was easier, the only new thing was that I had to edit in Final Cut and the shooting I did for Exhibition Day here at the University. Mediazone taught me to be responsible, professional, patient and friendly with the students, with everyone; learn in detail the equipment and how the events that we organize get recorded and disseminated, keeping our University active.
Agathi Klonari – Mediazone Tv & Audio Lab Assistant