My Skillman Video Group Internship: A Marketing Student’s Dive into Video Production

Video Production Internship

Hi, I’m Kristen, and I’ve spent the past three months immersed in the world of video production at Skillman Video Group (SVG).

As a marketing student with limited video experience, I joined SVG with the desire to understand the inner workings of this exciting industry.

Now, as my internship draws to a close, I can confidently say that I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge and had an unforgettable experience.

On-Set Adventures: From MIT to Music Videos

One of the most exciting aspects of my internship was the opportunity to work on a variety of video shoots.

My very first assignment involved conducting an interview for Pomona College at MIT. This immersive experience allowed me to learn the ropes of interview setups, question formulation, and the art of creating a natural and engaging conversation on camera.

Subsequent shoots, including a project with Carlisle and Company, exposed me to the diverse nature of video production.

Each shoot was unique, requiring a different approach and skillset. I learned about the intricacies of the automotive after-sales industry and even delved into the fascinating world of mechanical engineering.

Crafting Content and Honing Skills

Video Production Internship

A significant portion of my internship involved writing for SVG’s online platforms.

Each week, I researched and crafted blog posts, landing pages, and articles on various aspects of video production and marketing.

This hands-on experience not only deepened my understanding of these fields but also helped me develop my writing skills and build a portfolio of work.

One of the most rewarding aspects of content creation was the ability to get creative and captivate our target audience. I learned to incorporate visuals that enhanced the reading experience and drew readers deeper into the content.

Behind the Scenes of a Music Video

Video Production Internship

My internship culminated in a truly memorable experience: working on SVG’s first-ever music video.

Being behind the scenes, witnessing the collaborative effort of the videographer, gaffer, stylist, and makeup artist, was both inspiring and educational.

It was fascinating to see how each individual’s contribution played a crucial role in bringing the artist’s vision to life.

The shoot itself was a whirlwind of activity, from choreographing dance moves to capturing stunning visuals against the backdrop of the New England coast.

While the weather was chilly, the energy on set was infectious, and I left with a newfound appreciation for the creative process behind music video production.

Reflecting on Growth and Gratitude

My time at SVG has been transformative. I’ve gained a comprehensive understanding of the video production industry, honed my writing and communication skills, and developed a greater appreciation for the power of teamwork.

I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have worked alongside Christina Skillman, SVG’s CEO and founder, whose guidance and expertise have been invaluable.

As I embark on the next chapter of my career, I’m filled with excitement and gratitude for the experiences and knowledge I’ve gained at SVG.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this internship to anyone seeking a hands-on, immersive experience in the world of video production and marketing.