The deadline for Trailblazer Studios’ internship program is approaching. Interns gain hands-on experience while rotating through all four departments: development, production, post-production and audio. Sarah Iseley participated in the program last summer and said that the rotational design helped her develop skills in several areas and made her more well-rounded by the end of the summer.
Trailblazer: What was your favorite part about interning at Trailblazer Studios?
Sarah: My favorite parts of the Trailblazer internship were the inclusivity and variety of the program as well as the independence and responsibility given to us to design and complete our own project. I became familiar with AVID and ProTools and gained more on-set experience; My most developed skill was in media management. As the post-production intern, I really enjoyed immersing myself into the post-house workflow and understanding how large of a role media managers and assistant editors have from the beginning to the end of media production. It was very overwhelming at first, but by the end of the summer, I was grouping and syncing footage, just like an assistant editor!
Trailblazer: Why should students apply for the internship?
Sarah: Students should apply for this internship if they want a well-rounded, professional experience in a low-stress environment. Everyone at Trailblazer is supportive, enthusiastic, and eager to share their crafts with you and to watch you grow extensively in just two months. If you’re not sure what path you want to take, this internship is perfect for you because you’ll get to wear several different hats. If you know exactly what you want to do, this internship is essential because you will get to focus on your craft while learning how it integrates with the other departments, translates into other genres, etc. Overall, the Trailblazer internship is a fantastic way to help get your foot in the door.
After completing the internship, Sarah moved to Atlanta, GA. to pursue a job opportunity with Turner Broadcasting and several other projects where she has been a production assistant, on-set media manager, colorist and rough assembly editor. She said that she has been able to integrate some of Trailblazer’s post-production workflow into her own routine which has helped her become more efficient and confident in editing.
Application information is available here.