It’s that time again! We are looking for interns to work in the Video Production Department. It takes a special type of person to become an intern at Roadtrip Nation. But, I wanted to know, what makes an intern?
So, I thought it would be best to ask an expert—Molly is currently our educator network coordinator at RoadtripNation.org, but was a Video Production intern in the spring of 2010. I asked her a few questions to see what she thought of her experience, and what future applicants can expect:
Mark: Hi Molly.
Molly: Hi Mark.
Mark: What was a typical day for you as a Production intern?
Molly: I arrived at work at 10 a.m. to smiling faces. I checked in with you and you would give me tasks ranging from logging footage to compiling clips for scenes. Around 12 p.m. we would break for lunch, which would include something delicious like Chipotle or sushi. Then I would get back to tasks such as trimming interviews or logging and capturing new footage. Around 5:45 it would be hacky sack time, and then I would go home very happy that I got to spend the day with my friends editing inspiring footage.
Mark: What did you enjoy most about your internship?
Molly: The thing I enjoyed most about being an intern was being immersed in the Roadtrip Nation culture. Everyone is so friendly, creative, and open to new ideas. I learned so much from fellow editors because they were eager to teach me new things. I never felt stupid asking a question. The Roadtrip Nation crew is so passionate and hard working that it’s impossible to leave at the end of the day not in a good mood!
Mark: Did you have any editing/production experience prior?
Molly: I was a broadcast production major in college, so I was familiar with Final Cut Pro, but I learned so many new things while I was at Roadtrip Nation.
Mark: As an intern you worked with a lot video footage of the Roadtrip Nation Green RV trips. Was there a favorite interview or experience that you worked on?
Molly: My favorite interview that I helped work on was Nathan Vincent. He is a crochet artist that challenges gender stereotypes through his art. I loved his story and advice and passion for his artwork. It was really cool to see the raw footage be shaped into such a powerful interview.
Mark: Profound. Thank you, Molly.
If you are interested in applying to the Production Internship for Summer 2011 and would like to learn more, click here.