What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?
I was required to storyboard video sequences prior to filming. I was then required to film and take stills of particular cars, bikes or tractors being reviewed by experts (similar to Topgear essentially). My major job role was to then edit all the footage back in the office to create a smooth, professional video for the magazine’s online website. This also included background audio (music) which I had to find, buy, upload and layer into the video sequences. During my time at Bauer I was also required to write a number of summary reviews for online videos.
What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?
Creating a professional looking video from scratch and having the digital editor upload it to the website without any changes.
What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?
The digital department was extremely overworked as it only had 3 full time employers that had to deal with over 10 magazines. I was able to lighten their extensive workload.
Did you encounter any problems during the course of your internship and if so, how did you overcome them?
The only problem was learning how to use ‘Adobe Premier Pro’ which was used to edit and create the videos. The program was fairly complicated and I would often need to ask colleagues to demonstrate certain things.