The Pulse Beats through Me

The Pulse Beats through Me

By Michael Liebenson

Growing up watching as much TV as I did, I never really took the time to notice the multitude of names following the end of each episode in the credits.  Not only do they zoom past the screen at questionably fast pace, but I never really seemed to care.  Since arriving in Los Angeles, I have had the privilege of working on two different major lots; first Fox, and now Sony Pictures.  Today I am surrounded by the names I, along with most other consumers, look over episode after episode.  I am surrounded by people who live for this industry as much as I strive to; people who are the absolute best at their job because they are all doing something they love.  I see a community, a beating heart that only exists from each contribution every single person at Sony Pictures makes.  Working on a lot is inspiring; It pushes me to do my best because I can feel the pulse of the industry.  I am lucky enough to witness The Goldbergs’ live set, and see the amount of work that goes into it from all areas.  Having access to their set construction, their art department, the production office, the table reads, and shooting of each episode it is hard to believe that there is this much talent.  This is just one show, and I am just one intern, surrounded by other names that will just flash through the credits.  But the real prestige is seeing each episode come to life, and how each name means just as much as the next one.  I never feel more sure of where I am and what I want to do than when I am on a lot, because there I know I’m surrounded by people that feed this pulse and my passion to work in Television.