Well I’m a month into my internship and I’m getting settled into videography. When I accepted this position I thought to myself, “this won’t be too hard!” I’m not ashamed to admit I was wrong. I’ve quickly learned there is more to videography than recording content. This process involves research, journalism, time management, and graphic design. As I began to research possible stories to cover I was amazed at all the things going on at Stetson. I pitched my ideas to Michael, settle on 3 stories to cover, and went to work immediately. This my friends is where the real work began.
I began contacting my sources, scheduling interviews, and researching the proper equipment needed to capture my content. This was exciting but it was a lot for a person who has absolutely no experience in videography. Nevertheless I persevered to deliver the best content possible.
There were times I felt rushed, but I paced myself and focused on one event at a time. The best thing about this internship is most of my work is done out the office, and once I get going I can juggle multiple stories at once. I proud to say that my first interview is captured and in the editing process, and I’m on to cover my second story! Now to an experienced videographer this is minimal work, but for me this is encouraging. The mistakes I made in the first interview are things I can perfect in my next story. Thing such as camera angles and lighting are details I will pay much more attention to so that the final results would be more professional.
Overall I know the purpose of internships is to gain experience and become professional at your skillset. I’m not only learning on my own, but I receive feedback from management as well as interviewees. This process is all about being open to constructive criticism, and if it’s going to make me better I’m all for it.