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Dillan Cools



M-School title: Video Intern for all Rogers magazines
Post-secondary institution: Loyalist College
Program of study: Photojournalism

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I was thrilled to receive the call informing me of my spot as a Video Intern with the Rogers M-School Class of 2015. As high as my expectations were, I still had no idea how much I would learn, and what an all-around great experience M-School would be. As a cross-brand intern, I worked with many different publications to produce videos with a wide variety of content. One day I might be doing a five-camera interview with an NBA player for Sportsnet, while the next I’d be taking stills at a federal election debate in Toronto, or shooting on a fishing boat in P.E.I. Each shoot required different skills, and I benefitted from the exposure to so many different scenarios. The variety kept me looking forward to work every day. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with and learn from the knowledgeable and passionate team of videographers at Rogers Media. The remarkable team of M-School leaders also kept our summer exciting, with awesome outings and exclusive sessions. Looking back on my experience – I learned so much, travelled, made friends, and even met a childhood hero – I believe M-School was the best thing I could have done this summer.

What were your primary tasks?
Shooting, editing and producing online video content for many Rogers publications

Describe one day in the workplace?
There was no typical day at M-School. I could be shooting on-location, editing at the office or in a private box at the Blue Jays game with my M-School friends.

What is your proudest accomplishment from the internship?
I was asked to put together a video that would be screened at a Rogers Media town hall, and it was dependent on software and techniques I wasn’t familiar with. It was an amazing experience. I completed the video on time, and I was happy with final product and learned a lot in the process. My proudest moment of the summer followed the video’s screening when Rogers Publishing Senior VP Steve Maich took the stage and gave me an encouraging and unforgettable shout out.

What is your dream job?
Documentary filmmaker



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