Goodbye Friends 

by Adam Nitzberg

Hi, I’m Adam, and I am about to finish my last week as an intern at Jtwo Films. It has certainly been a summer to remember. I think the main thing I learned has definitely been the importance of organization. I straight up cringe when I look back at my old projects and see the dumb workflow I used to have. Some of the assignments may seem monotonous but the experience has been invaluable to the growth of my creativity. It’s easy to take an interesting photo of something that is inherently interesting, like a skyline or something. But, if you want to really cut your teeth, try taking hundreds of photos of something as mundane as a baseball bat while having them be interesting.

Thanks so much to the whole gang: Justin, Travis, Real Maria, Jelani, Brittney, Ken Griffey Jr., and Nova. You guys all taught me so much about your various specialties. Shoutout to the other interns, Greg, Other Maria and Rich. You guys are some quality people with bright futures. (Sorry I keep swapping your names Rich and Greg) Sleeper shoutouts to the smell of Strawberry Street, Crazy Guy, and my dude outside of 7/11. Big shoutout to Jared, Diesel and the rest of the guys at Victus.

I’m not sure yet what the future holds but I know it has been made better by my experience this summer at JTwo. If I were to offer one piece of advice to future interns, it would be to watch out for the crazy guy across the street; he pepper-sprayed a chick once.

See ya soon!

by Rich Owens

When I took this internship at JTWO Films I had three goals:

  1. Learn more about cinematography. To become a director/producer I think it’s important to understand how to frame a shot well, even if I don’t have aspirations to be behind the lens.
  2. Increase my confidence as an editor. I saw JTWO as an opportunity to edit some slick projects and expand my portfolio.
  3. Become a better storyteller. When you’re telling a story, whether it’s for a small edit or a feature film, it’s critical to be able to piece together the puzzle. And the only way to improve is through repetition and practice.

Well…it has been two and a half months and I’m confident I’ve accomplished my goals in all three areas. I’m nowhere close to where I want to end up, but I believe that I’ve taken a huge step forward after a summer at JTWO Films.

The opportunity to shoot, edit and produce two of my own short films along with my fellow interns was extraordinary. I’d like to thank the JTWO squad for being exceptional guides and mentors as well as my fellow interns for their kindness and passion. It was a joy to collaborate. There’s something special about surrounding yourself with people on a similar journey.

Human sandbag for life!

This project was created as part of the JTWO [INC]ubator Project. A semester long internship program built from the ground up to give young filmmakers, content creators, and all around hungry for a challenge individuals a place to stretch their creative minds while preparing them for the road ahead.

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