Whether by necessity or the evolution of a specific kind of culture, internships have emerged as a dominant “foot-in-the-door” for the post production industry. Among those internships, the unpaid variety tend to dominate in a way that is not seen in many other fields such as business and medicine. Sure, unpaid internships aren’t exclusive to… Continue reading An Oral History of My Illegal Internships
A lot of so-called “open letters” on the internet address the outgoing graduates of programs. And while they should bask in the glow of congratulations and good luck because they worked hard, they earned it, and they have some serious challenges on the horizon, this letter isn’t for them. It’s for you: the young woman… Continue reading A Letter to Incoming Female Freshmen in Media Programs
If you want to be in video production, chances are pretty good that you’re going to need to complete at least one internship before you find a job. The best part is that almost all video production internships are unpaid. In return for your free labor, a company agrees to help you along, teaching you… Continue reading 11 Facets of a Great Video Production Intern
When I was in college, I interned at our state museum for the spring semester of my junior year. Our state museum is very nice with a lot of amazing exhibits. It definitely gave me some different experiences with producing nonfiction content. I didn’t really like creating educational programming at that time, but it helped… Continue reading On the Time I Made Children Cry…
This morning when I was making coffee in my company’s break room, I had a memory of something that happened at my very first internship in January 2007. Four years ago doesn’t seem like long, but it feels like ages ago. I was barely 20 and a sophomore in college. I was ecstatic to have… Continue reading Be Nice to Your Interns
A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to come to IUPUI and be on an alumni panel for a freshmen class in the program I graduated from in 2009. Well, the panel turned into a solitary speaking event, so I got to talk about real life in video and new media for a while.… Continue reading The Future of Video!
Last summer, I had the opportunity to be a video production intern for NUVO Newsweekly. It was a great internship that left me and my intern partner (Katie Toomey) somewhat perplexed as to what to do occasionally, but it taught us improvisation in the field, how to deal with issues like shooting in a dark,… Continue reading Ridiculous Situations in Interning