Week 6 Blog

So I’ve made it to the halfway point of my internship here at JTWO Films, and I’ve been having a blast, while learning a lot in the process.

For one, I’ve learned that editing stuff can be very time consuming, and at times, frustrating. I’m not afraid to admit that It has been more difficult for me to achieve someone else’s vision during the editing phase, than it has been my own in recent. That said, before I started interning here, everything I’ve done has been on my own. So every idea I’ve had, was conceived with a vision already in mind, and since I was the one shooting it. I also knew how I needed to edit it, and that made editing easier. Now, I might pick something up after the shooting process and have to work with someone else’s vision…and that’s been challenging for me. But I’m not saying I don’t like editing, because the payoff of finishing a project is extremely rewarding…like, ‘fist pumping numerously and vigorously,’ rewarding. Plus, as someone who wants to be behind a camera, it’s nice to have that experience of an editor and knowing what editors need from the camera to tell a good story i.e. ‘good visual vocabulary.’ I think it’s safe for me to say that I’ve definitely learned more about editing in these last few months at JTWO, than I have on my own in the last year, and I’ve come to, and continue to appreciate the art more and more.

 

 

But when I’m not editing, I’m doing all the stuff I define as fun. For example, a few weeks ago I was on the set of my first commercial shoot for AXE Bats; and I got to do a lot of awesome stuff. For one, I got to operate a RED4k camera, although it was only momentarily, and as a grip. I still got the chance to move the camera and work with the DP. The rest of the night I worked as a PA, and spent most of the time glued to Justin’s hip because I like learning what goes into being a director. I have to admit, when I first started here I had aspirations of being on the camera, as an operator working his way up through the ranks. But now…now Directing is pretty alluring.

 

 

 

 

Adam Driver (Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars movie) recently said, that the entertainment world, acting, film, etc…is very similar to, if not the same as the military world. And I’m starting to believe him, because after my time on set, Justin paid me a pretty nice compliment. He said, “You got a future in this industry.” Something I wasn’t really expecting to hear, and it caught me off guard honestly. But when I was safely out of sight, I proceeded to fist pump numerously and vigorously. It’s still pretty early in the internship, even though I’m half way through it, and it feels like i’ve been here forever already. So It’s kinda of weird to think about the end at this point because you don’t want it to stop. The other blogs were right…you really don’t want to stop working here.