Working at Warner Bros. TV in Post Production was an incredible journey. Between the adventures on the lot exploring open sets, driving the golf cart with a mission to accomplish, and traveling to other studio lots there wasn’t a much of a dull day. The people I worked under were very lively and kept the day filled with joy and humor whether it was calling each other different names (some nicknames), giving sassy comments, or talking about various food/snack/desert places to visit. I’m so glad to have my last summer (in school) at their offices. They were able to schedule a couple amazing visits to other areas of Warner Bros. One of the visit was with their production Rizzoli and Isles where the the other post production intern and I were taken around the Paramount Studios lot where they have their production offices, sets, post production, and mixing at. We got to sit in on a mixing session at Technicolor, discuss a scene with their longest time editor of the show on how he should go about editing with the material he has, ate lunch from the production offices, took a tour of the studio lot and sets, then went for color correction at a location off the lot. The following day we would meet up at Universal to go through an online session and see what they do for credits and some final checks before delivery. Another schedule opportunity was the time I visited the Warner Bros. Ranch (another lot) to visit the animation department where I would end up meeting some people who have been working there for 50 years. They all had unique stories how they started in animation. It was spectacular.
A side story while visiting Universal Studios: When I arrived and was about to enter the Quality Control House, I heard my name from the background. Turned out to be a previous intern I worked with at Nickelodeon! Really slim odds he would be on his runner activity to only spot me for the short moment I was outside.
Now that my adventures of Warner Bros. and their enormous studio lot has come to a close, I have returned to school. I was able to gain an internship opportunity before around the beginning at a place called K Entertainment to do coverage. Within the same day I gave my confirmation to K Entertainment, Titmouse contacted me for an interview. I was torn between the two and the opportunities I had. After the process of an interview and a few days of waiting they offered me the opportunity to be their intern. Originally, they sought out for me to work on Moonbeam City, but the production was filled, but now I’m on another fun production which I’m excited to be a part of.
So, for my final fall semester in college, I will be an intern at Titmouse Animation Studio working on China, IL!
My time at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio ended roughly a month ago and I had a wonderful time there. I met so many wonderful friends and created long lasting friendships which I remain in contact with. Many of us have parted ways and are on to new adventures. A couple were hired, some still have school, and others had graduation and/or new job opportunities on the horizon. Overall, it was a spectacular experience and would do it again if I could. I may post some pictures to share my experience there.
Recent great news: As of two days ago (June 11, 2014), I am officially a Post Production Intern at Warner Bros. TV.
I was playing summer by ear and one day discovered Warner Bros. TV was looking for a student interested in Post Production. I had to apply. Within four days, I heard from them and got an interview. Everyone was very nice and walked me through the stuff I should know about the department. As for the interview with the hiring manager, it lasted about five minutes. Although short in itself, we had talked quickly and tried to hit main points with haste. Leaving the studio, I pondered about what someone could say if they only had a sentence to express their interest in something. It certainly felt like I was pitching myself (but I guess that’s what an interview is in a nutshell, isn’t it?).
Pitched a concept for a short at Nickelodeon today. I was a bit of a nervous since this would be the first time I actually pitch to a studio and that my materials for the pitch weren’t finalized until nearly 15 minutes before my scheduled time. Now that it is out of the way, I feel more confident about potentially pitching ideas in the future. I would recommend people to attempt it once. The Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program is always looking for people to give them great ideas so they can work by their side to make their idea come to fruition.