My Summer with Skillman Video Group

(September 1, 2015) – Hi, everyone! My name is Emily, and if you’ve seen our blog at all this summer, you may have noticed my name on at least half of the bylines. That’s because I was SVG’s intern this summer. First off, thank you for reading! I had a great time both writing and learning more about SEO and video production. I hope you learned as much as I did.

For three years now, I have been studying video production at Boston University.

With each passing year, I have grown more confident in my knowledge. All of that knowledge and education, however, was put to the test this summer while writing for the SVG blog. Not only did I have to write about what I knew, but I also had to phrase it in a way so that others could understand it, too.

Writing is not my greatest strength, so I was very nervous to start. As the weeks went on, however, I found it easier and easier to draft up the posts. It even became a fun little challenge to weigh what I knew against outside sources.

Some of my favorite articles that I’ve written weren’t even about video production because they gave me the opportunity to learn about all of these new things. I had no idea what “SEO” or “B2B” meant before starting here!

The most important thing I picked up from the blog posts was realizing just how relevant and needed they were. The Internet has so much content fed into it every day, and it can be hard to track. Writing these posts, correctly tagging them, and sharing them on social media helps raise the company’s ranks on search engines. It’s all about visibility.

My posts helped show people that this company is active and constantly pushing out new content for people to read. At the end of the day, though, it all comes down to publishing quality, informative content that serves a true purpose. I believe I helped to do just that.

Another huge part of the blog was writing about various shoot days, many (if not all) of which I was on set for. Luckily, with the summer break, I actually had time to be there!

For some of the shoots, I worked mostly in the background, while other shoots allowed me to handle tech/equipment that I’d never worked with before (like running a teleprompter throughout a production).

I always helped set up, break down, and move all of the equipment and/or sets. I love being on set in the midst of it all, so I felt right at home assisting with the shoots. It opened my eyes to how corporate video works. It also showed me just how versatile you have to be!

I worked at someone’s home, a studio, on a construction site, and even around Boston Common. Each job was so unique and a true pleasure to be a part of. No matter the differences between projects, though, it all boils down to the same goal: make some outstanding video content.

This summer has shown me all of the different ways in which video can be used. It’s the future of marketing, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

For now, it’s time to say goodbye, though, and let another intern take my place. But, who knows, maybe I’ll be back sooner than you think!