There’s a New Intern in Town.
By Brandon Rushton
Entering the professional world in any field is a scary thing. The fear (mingled with excitement) is heightened in the film or multimedia industries, where you must prove yourself at every step. A good way to combat this fear is to become the dreaded Intern. For people like myself, though, being an intern is a freedom unlike any other. It’s a privilege to be taken in and shown the ropes from industry professionals. In my case, these professionals preside here at inMotion – a place that I will call home for the next six weeks.
I chose to intern at inMotion because of its background and focus. They have proven themselves to be a respected industry powerhouse that, to my knowledge, has limitless creative ability. The team at inMotion also drew my attention. As a young up-and-comer, I want to work with people I can relate to—people who aren’t intimidating—and inMotion provides just that. The team here is young and driven, just like me.
Today is my first day and I have yet to feel out of place, which goes a long way in an industry so full of well-known people. As I walked into the studio, I couldn’t help being a little intimidated by the bright lights, high ceilings and long, dark conference tables. That intimidation melted away once I met the team, seemingly around every corner, who were so willing to introduce themselves and help in any capacity.
As a writing student from Algonquin College, I’m not sure of my expectations coming into inMotion; my only hope is to gain experience that will prepare me for my long and prosperous career in the vast field of multimedia (fingers crossed!). Preparedness is necessary in order for this experience to be useful. Sure, I’ve written a few scripts and blogged a few scribbles, but am I really prepared to work with professionals who do this seven days a week? I believe so, but only time will tell. Luckily, I have six weeks to find out.