M-School title: Video Intern for all Rogers magazines
Post-secondary institution: Loyalist College
Program of study: Photojournalism
From the moment I found out about M-School, I knew it was where I wanted to be. Though, I truly had no idea what I was in for. I had no idea I would be travelling across the East Coast, meeting and interviewing subjects and documenting their stories. I had no idea I would be shooting a brand-new web series for Flare and another for Today’s Parent. And I definitely had no idea I would be walking the edge of the CN tower with a GoPro camera strapped to my head.
Needless to say, the M-School experience is very diverse, but it is also incredibly real. We work alongside top industry professionals producing quality content, and we see our work published in some of the most respected publications in the nation. Not a moment gets wasted here. Every day, with every shoot and every edit, I saw my skills improving at a rapid speed.
Truth be told, it was a lot of hard work, but I was rewarded with tremendous growth in my abilities and confidence, as well as an experience that will shape the rest of my career.
Describe one day in the workplace:
There is no such thing as a typical day as a video intern. One day I would be out shooting a documentary-style video for Maclean’s and another day I would be in the studio shooting beauty videos for Flare. In the days between, I would be busy making edits. I was also given the opportunity to travel to three different provinces on assignment.
What is your proudest accomplishment from the internship?I think I felt most proud when I produced my first video for Maclean’s tablet edition. I was new to the program and very nervous, with little confidence in myself. I sent the video for approval and fretfully refreshed my inbox every five minutes for at least an hour. To my surprise, when the feedback appeared, the editors were pleased with what I had produced. I was absolutely thrilled.
If money was no object, what would you do all day?
Travel and shoot!
Your best work at M-School:
Blades of glory – video http://articles.macleans.ca/blades-of-glory/