Our new fall semester interns have arrived! We are very excited to work with another great group from SUNY New Paltz! First up is senior, Samantha Pritchard, Digital Media Production major.
“To say my first day interning at Ellenbogen Creative Media started off with a bang would be an understatement. Not only was I instantly greeted with the friendly and hilarious cast of employees; I also witnessed a very rare light bulb explosion (and minor fire thereafter)!
To be honest, I was incredibly nervous walking into the building this morning, since I have never had and internship before. Those anxious fears were not long-lived, though, because everyone working here is very helpful and kind. Everyone welcomed any questions I asked and I can tell they were eager to help me learn.
Originally I was expecting a slow first day filled with learning where everything was, doing my paperwork, and watching everyone else go about their daily tasks.
Boy, was I wrong.
Only thirty minutes into the day and I was already behind the teleprompter on a video shoot! I was able to watch Amanda, the Production Manager, work with it for a few minutes before feeling confident enough in myself so I wouldn’t mess up the flow of the talent: Josh Ratner.
The whole purpose of the shoot was to capture video segments for the Health Alliance of Hudson Valley’s series of helpful and informational videos about health and healing. The environment during the whole shoot was very calm and relaxed.
My first day wasn’t all explosions and laughter, though. I was able to sit with editor, Ricardo Pineda, so that he could teach me more about Adobe Premiere, the editing software used here at Ellenbogen Creative Media. It amazed me how patient he was with my incessant questions about the program and I learned so much in those two hours; more than I learned during an entire semester of an editing class.
Things here are very hands-on which makes learning a much faster and smoother process. Instead of them just telling me how to work the teleprompter or how to put away the different microphones, they actually had me DO these tasks.
My first day at Ellenbogen is almost finished but I can’t wait to come back next week for a whole new round of hands-on learning.”
If you or someone you know is interested in being an intern at Ellenbogen Creative Media, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org