This week concludes my time at Skillman Video Group. Three months ago, I signed on as a Internet & Video Marketing Intern with the company. In the beginning I was not sure what to expect, however, I am happy to report that it could not have been better. Like all young people pursuing internships, I was looking to gain real-world experience and at Skillman Video Group I got experience, real experience. At no point was I relegated to busy work; I did not make one photocopy or get a single cup of coffee. Instead, I was given the chance to explore many different avenues, both creative and professional.
I worked as a production assistant on many video shoots, working with a crew, setting up lights, moving equipment, and learning the intricacies of professional video production. I was able to produce a “behind the scenes ” video press release and edit it myself for the company website. At the same time, I was given the chance to write for this blog and learn SEO and online marketing techniques. Perhaps most noteworthy, was my opportunity to create my own original viral video from start to finish. The Producers at Skillman Video Group gave me the leeway to be creative and funny and I wrote and produced our first ever viral style video Gerry’s Waterbed Emporium. Making this video was a great experience and a lot of fun. I was given the chance to explore new styles of shooting & editing, like utilizing a green screen, in a safe and educational environment. This internship was a wonderful opportunity. It gave me the chance to work on the professional level in video production, writing, and marketing. I would recommend working for or with Skillman Video Group to anyone. I can’t believe my time is over already and would like to thank everyone at SVG for making this experience so positive.