Bill – Delaware Valley University – Week 1 Blog

Bill – Delaware Valley University – Week 1 Blog


So there I was, at the end of my rope, looking for job experience…

I had applied to numerous places around Philadelphia. Places like, Center City Film and Video, Nancy Glass Productions, The Flyers, and I even went as far as to reach out to freelancers offering to work for free. And I got a lot of replies of interest. The Hiring managers would always reply with available positions and then would follow up with the question, “What are your interests?”

I would tell them, “Production, specifically cinematography. I have aspiration of being a DP.”

And they would reply, “We’ll be in touch for an interview.”

Then I’d never hear from them again, and this was the pattern…until I searched for “Video Production Services” on google Maps, and found JTWO. And as soon as I explored their website, read up on their background, and did some casual stalking of the staff. I knew that JTWO was the kind of place I’ve been striving to work for, and it had exactly everything I’ve been looking for in an employer.

Needless to say, you obviously know what happened next because you’re probably reading this. And if this happens to be the first blog entry you read. ALSO READ THE OTHER ONES! Not reading the other blogs is like finding the book with all the answers to life and saying,  “Psh, I don’t need that. I got shit figured out.”

I promise you. You don’t. That’s why you’re an intern.

And the first few days of your internship might feel slow. As they will consist of you sitting with a laptop going through JTWO U, which will bring you up to speed with JTWO’s…I’ll call them SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). And if you start to feel lonely, don’t worry, Nova will make sure to keep you company, and Griff might show you some interest…if you’re lucky.

Nova_Jtwo

Once you’ve gone through JTWO U (and I’d advise you to get that shit done ASAP if you want to start working) You’ll probably hit the ground running. For example, the first project they gave me was a Reel for Emmy winning broadcaster and JTWO business partner, James Brown a.k.a. J.B.

This required me to sort through A LOT of footage, and skim that footage for good soundbites, and interesting video, and then cutting it all together. And yes, there was a deadline. So basically no pressure whatsoever.

So be prepared to fucking work, that’s why you’re here. And I’m here to help you be prepared so here’s a list of tips

  1. Have notetaking gear i.e. a pen and notebook.
  2. Read the Fucking Blogs. They are kept so Interns know what to do.
  3. Educate yourself, if you don’t know how to do something i.e. Google it or find a Youtube tutorial.
  4. Justin can be aggressive, he’s a perfectionist, don’t take his criticisms has insults.
    He will push you to be better.
  5. Travis is very organized, so make sure your project folders are organized i.e. make sure your music goes in the music folder, and not the audio folder. Audio is for recorded camera/mic audio.

JTWO_Slide_1

6. When it comes to your “Organize Me” test. Sort your files first by clicking “Kind” in the upper right corner of the file browser window. Then drag your corresponding files into their folders i.e. Cuts (Cut_01,Cut_02) and Final Cuts always go into the Master folder.

JTWO_Slide_2

7. Travis also mapped all the keyboards in office to use Final Cut hotkeys in Premiere Pro. So if you like to work fast, keep a cheat sheet if you don’t already know them.
8. If you hit a wall on your project, collaborate.
9. If you don’t know where to start with an edit. Create a sequence for all footage, cut it, and start moving parts on to your first cut. Let the story construct itself.
10. DON’T GET BUTTHURT. You’ll probably fail at something, and you’ll know when you do. Don’t throw yourself a pity party. Just learn from your mistakes and keep moving.


Welcome to FullCircle

Welcome to FullCircle

I’ve assembled a team of award winning branding professionals, documentarians and filmmakers to create the most innovative, interactive branding platform in the industry.

– “JB” James Brown, Chairman FullCircle Intermedia


Kurt Coleman Brand

Kurt Coleman Website

We are proud to announce a partnership with Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman, we will be working with him to establish and create his online digital brand…It’s time you Play It Forward


2013 ADDY Awards

safe_image

We recently collected some hardware at the 2013 Philadelphia Addy Awards for our "Define Yourself" campaign. The promotional commercial took home a Gold Addy Award for Self Promotion in Digital Advertising and featured the voice talent’s of CBS/Showtime & FullCircle Intermedia Partner, "JB" James Brown.


Jermichael Finley Website

Jermichael Finley

We are excited to officially announce the addition of Jermichael Finley to the FullCircle family. We will be helping Jermichael to strengthen his brand through the creation of his official website,  helping him to establish his social media presence as well as through the creation of Finley Untamed, a behind the scenes web series. Finley Untamed will chronicle Jermichael ‘s life as he navigates the rigors of the NFL offseason, media and his never ending pursuit of becoming one of the greatest tight ends to ever play the game.


Finley-Untamed

It's Here

When you’re a tight end in the NFL you’re going to take a lot of big hits – mine however, haven’t always come on the field. I wasn’t trained to live in the spotlight, but I’m learning, I’m growing and after a chaotic offseason, I’m ready to start the next chapter in my life. This the story of how I got here – no holding back, straight from the heart…this is me…Untamed.

 


Institute For Athletes

Institute For Athletes

One of our favorite things to do is work with other forward thinking + progressive companies that aren’t afraid to go the extra mile to stand out…which is why our partnership with The Institute For Athletes to relaunch their online brand is right in our wheelhouse….check it out.


Finley Untamed Gameday

Finley Untamed: "Gameday"

In this Episode: Green Bay Packer’s Tight End, Jermichael Finley’s season takes an unexpected turn as he suffers a dangerous injury and is forced to miss his game on Monday Night Football VS the Chicago Bears. This episode takes us through Jermichael’s Gameday as his journey back to the field begins….

Finley Untamed is a web series that chronicles the unique and talented, yet often misunderstood Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers, as he navigates the rigors of the NFL offseason, media and his never ending pursuit of becoming one of the greatest tight ends to ever play the game.


Kacie McDonnell

Welcome Kacie McDonnell

1235497_238040396345008_980197195_n

 

We are excited to announce our new partnership with none other than Philadelphia’s favorite TV Personality Kacie McDonnell.  We are looking forward to helping Kacie continue to establish her brand as she grows through her career.


Kurt-Coleman-Playing-It-Forward

PLAYING IT FORWARD with Kurt Coleman- PART ONE "Going Home"

As part of our mission to tell Kurt’s story we travelled back to his hometown in Ohio and documented the trip…this is Part One of PLAYING IT FORWARD with Kurt Coleman