My name is Emily Brennan and I am a senior Film & Video major and Illustration concentrator. During this past summer of 2017, I was a video editing intern at Cartoon Network in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the past few years of exploring video, I’ve narrowed my field of interest to the area of editing. I was interested in getting an internship during the summer before my senior year in order to get more experience, as I still considered myself fairly new to film & video (I had no experience with it prior to the spring semester of my freshman year).
What was nice about working at Cartoon Network under the Turner umbrella, especially as a first-time intern, was that the video department was so small (essentially just Sara and me), which allowed me much more freedom and leeway to make mistakes, but I still had access to Studios, where many of Turner’s editors reside. I was able to meet many people working in the field I hope to one day be successful in and get some advice straight from the source. The environment was, unsurprisingly, incredibly corporate, and in the future, I think it would be beneficial for myself to try either interning or working at a smaller company for a while, to see if that would work better for my style. However, I still feel incredibly grateful for this experience, and I definitely feel that it’s helped me become aware of more defined steps I can take forward for my future career.