In the first quarter of 2012 and the summer of 2013, I interned at both WCPO news and WLWT news, respectively. Although both internships focused on video production, they catered to entirely different markets and used different technologies, leading me to become platform-agnostic and more comfortable with the building blocks of video. Unfortunately, due to copyright protection I cannot mention client names or link to the videos, but if you have specific questions then feel free to contact me.
For my first internship, I worked in WCPO’s Commercial Production department to make on-air promos for local and regional businesses. There, we would shoot, edit, and master as many as three spots a day between two people, using Apple’s Final Cut Pro 7 and Boris FX’s Media 100 Suite. Graphics would be created in Photoshop and Illustrator, then recorded and distributed to all of the local stations.
In addition to editing, we often had the opportunity to shoot on-location and in-studio, using a variety of great technologies like greenscreens and modern video equipment. It was a great learning opportunity and helped me to kick start the video abilities I use today.
At WLWT, I worked in the Creative Services department. Typically our spots focused on channel-specific offerings and commercial planning, like promoting the nightly news, scheduling commercial blocks, and editing NBC-only programming promotions for top shows, special events, and even the Olympics. Using Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, and even Cinema 4D, this internship showed me how to operate in a fast-paced video environment and how to handle live broadcasts.