What school do you go to?
I go to John F. Kennedy High School
Where do you intern?
I'm working at Wild Card which is an advertising company that works on movie trailers. There is also a side company called 3AM, and they work on promotional stuff too, but they also do public events.
What do you do on a day to day basis?
I do a lot of normal intern stuff like observing people and learning about different things that go into making a movie trailer. Like the music, I get to watch them make decisions about it and how to edit the trailer based off of what song is playing. But, I think I am most interested in editing. It is the most creative part because you can rearrange stuff, and the trailer can show two totally different things based on how you put the clips. It let's you be really creative.
Just remember, you're there for the experience, and they know you are new, so it’s okay to ask questions. Everyone is there to help you out.
Have you done editing in the past?
Yes, many times. I guess I just fell into it. My friend showed me different aspects of it, and I just really enjoyed it. I really like what I'm doing here because I work with editors and learn so much. But, I can't tell you about my projects since they are confidential.
How has this shaped what you want to do in the future?
I've always wanted to go into cinematography, but it is also nice to learn different aspects of the industry because it makes you a better candidate for jobs. It’s bad if people think you're just one thing, like a cinematographer. You want people to think "oh he's an editor AND a cinematographer, that’s cool."
If you could give a future TIP intern advice, what would it be?
Always ask a lot of questions. You want to be extremely curious. And don't think you're asking too many questions. Just remember, you're there for the experience, and they know you are new, so it’s okay to ask questions. Everyone is there to help you out.