Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I found out about the internship at Oxman Studios from the Career Development’s listing on the MICAnetwork website. I was interested in it because it seemed like an opportunity to apply some of my mold making skills and learn more about casting. I emailed the artist, Zachary Oxman, and introduced myself and explained that I was interested in interning in his studio.
I am most proud of making the mold for a life size sculpture and aiding Zach in the preparation required to turn the clay figure sculpture into a bronze work of art. I really appreciated having this first hand experience and seeing what its like to make art everyday and depend on selling it as your sole income. This experience helped me realize many things about my career goals. It mostly importantly made me realize that I would not enjoy the solitary environment of an artist’s studio and I would also would not like to make art and rely on it as a living. In this way I was able to broaden my view of potential career paths and accept a position in the Christie’s Education Master’s program in London for next year.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Over cheese and crackers we hammered out the details about the work he was planning to get done. We concluded that I'd help out with his weekly model session - a class he holds in house, taking inventory of his hundreds of paintings, and restoring the original factory windows, one at a time. My goal coming in was to learn how an artist's studio is run and maintained, so I was eager to take on whatever tasks were thrown at me.
Hello my name is Connie Chong; I am usually
My name is Paul Angelo and I am a Painting Major, and during the spring Semester of 2013 I interned at Sinclair Broadcast Group. The Sinclair Broadcast group is a telecommunications company that owns the largest number of local television stations in the United States. The station I worked at was Fox 45 Baltimore, located in Hampden. For my internship, I worked as part of the floor crew for the production of the Fox 45 Baltimore Morning News. Each shift I worked was from 4:30-10:00 am, as the show runs live for 5 hours.
Most of my duties included basic floor crew work, which involves operating live cameras, running the teleprompter, making sure guests are ready to go, acquiring scripts and run-downs hour by hour, and directing the anchors. All of my time was spent either in the studio or the control room. Everyone in the floor crew and control room are connected via wireless headphones and can communicate in order to make live changes to the show and to make sure everything runs smoothly. There are four cameras in the studio, all which I would rotate and work on, all with various different marks that you must hit to coordinate with specific camera shots. My supervisor and fellow colleagues were all very friendly and supportive, and quick to help out when I was confused and were good teachers.
This is a fast paced and professional work environment, which I feel was a good learning experience and acted as a basic introductory to what the large world of journalism is like, as well as the television industry. Gaining experience as a production assistant and operating camera’s has been beneficial as it is great to have experience on professional video equipment, and it is pertinent to my studies at MICA as I am a photography major with a concentration in video and film. The Sinclair Broadcast Group offers a diverse field of jobs, and completing this internship in an entry level position will hopefully benefit me in the future if I decide to move in the direction of journalism or television in my career.
Monday, June 3, 2013
In this short time, the film had become a large part of my life and took on a new intensity. It gained a great deal of recognition from different blogs, magazines, was accepted to a festival and needed to be good. The edit demanded new material be shot to complete the narrative effectively. Releases and legal forms needed to be tight for the festival premier. I handled a great deal of this work, as the film was now my number one priority. I am proud to say that a good portion of the footage in the film has been shot by me and I now have the title of Co-Producer on the film. We just got back from its first premier in Texas at the SXSW Film Festival and have been discussing future projects.
My name is Sol Moon, and I am a Senior Graphic Design Major with a Book Arts Concentration.
Over the Spring of 2013, I interned at the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) under the
Communications unit. I found the internship on MICAnetwork, and submitted my
resume, cover letter, and a PDF portfolio samples to the HR person listed in the job posting.
I had an on-site interview with the Personnel Director, the Public Information Officer, and the
graphic designer, and I received an email shortly after the interview saying that I was hired for
the internship position.
MDP provides guidance, analysis, outreach and support to ensure that all of the State’s natural
resources, built environment and public assets are preserved and protected as smart and
sustainable growth goals are attained. I was the first graphic design intern from MICA, and I
mainly worked with the Public Information Officer and a full-time graphic designer who
graduated from MICA in the 70s. As a design intern, I worked on various projects such as
infographic, publications, banners, logo, and advertisement. It was very important to understand
the clients (public, local government, and internal staff), and communicate with staff members
from various working units. I had lots of freedom in the decision making and the design process.
Throughout my internship, I not only created a few portfolio pieces, but also learned a lot about time management and communication skills. Staff members treated me as a valuable team member and they were always eager to help. Being in a working environment where I felt welcomed and needed encouraged me to create better work. This internship was a great opportunity for me to practice my design skills on real projects, and definitely helped me improve communicating with various clients more effectively. Overall, I became more confident about problem-solving, communication, and design skills.
I came back from Christmas break 3 weeks early with two goals: to work on my thesis and to get an internship. When I went to FH, I walked into a building insulated in marble with people coming in and out dressed in suits in downtown D.C. I wasn’t sure what FleishmanHillard was going to offer me but after getting past the formalities and into the creative suite and talking with the team and the creative directors for over an hour and a half, I felt right at home. The
hourly rate also was convincing.
At the D.C. studio, I’ve worked on all kinds of projects. My
work at FH ranges from video, stop motion, motion graphics, graphic design,
idea brainstorming, 3D modeling, going on video shoots and much more. Often, I am in in direct contact with the
client and after the first few weeks I was treated simply as an employee losing
the title “intern.” I’ve worked with Airports Council International, Glass
Production Incorporation, the American Chemistry Council, Dunkin Donuts,
Novartis, Abbott, the Kennedy Center, Abbvie, Kaust, South x Southwest and
many more. One of the biggest accomplishments I did was help make the video
that won us the Abbott Vascular contract of over 3 million dollars.
I came to the office full days on Mondays and Tuesdays and then worked a ¾ day on Thursday so I could make it back to Baltimore for my Thursday night class. Projects come and go quickly. FH has a very fast turnaround with their work, which taught me a lot about compromise and quick thinking in the art industry. I found it tough to work the internship during school not because I thought it took away from the work I did at school too much but I felt that I could be a much more valuable asset had I been working full time. That put aside, I enjoyed the work I did and the fast turnarounds were incredibly rewarding compared to the slow 3D animation process I was attempting for my thesis back in Baltimore.