Farewell My Friends

by Kyungchan Min

Aight, so it’s been a few days since my last day as an intern at Jtwo, and this blog post is a bit overdue. It goes without saying that I learned a ton over the past semester, and that this experience has been crucial in helping me find my place in the film industry. I’d like to first thank everyone at Jtwo who helped me adjust to the office and find my niche in the color grading suite. The other interns, Ian and Alex, were really dope! I wish my internship schedule (Tuesdays through Thursdays) overlapped more with their Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule, but what’s done is done. I also wish I didn’t have to miss some days because of the Nor’easter. But again, what’s done is done.

What matters is that I had a great time working with everyone and being trusted to do most of the color grading by the end of my stay as an intern. At first, it was daunting being given a client project to grade, knowing that what I send out will be the final visual piece for that project. But it got easier. Each color grading project became more of a normal part of my internship rather than a special event. Although I still call myself a cinematographer and aim to pursue work as a DP on feature films, I’m glad I can add color grading to my skillset.

I wasn’t stuck underground in the color grading suite all the time though. I got to go location scouting a few times, help out on sets, and even take Nova out on a walk. I learned the importance of a solid workflow and good organization, which I try to emulate on all my projects.

This was my first foray into the world of commercial filmmaking. Even though my plan is to work as a DP on indie features, I learned a lot about dealing with clients and how that could translate to film sets where not everyone is a part of the core circle of collaborators.

I’m planning to go back home for a while and enjoy the hazy southern summer, but I’ll be back and ready to keep on color grading Jtwo’s projects.

Until next time,


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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