Fully independent internship, room to flex
Animation Intern (Former Employee) – Beverly, MA – August 22, 2017
Typical day involved gathering resources I would use for the animations I'd create, and I consulted with my supervisor with results. You largely work by yourself, giving you a lot of room to breathe and figure things out on your own, which in itself is liberating. Create, report, create, report, submit.
Learned time management...these projects have close deadlines! Work fast and efficiently. This was also the hardest part of the job.
Another hard part; working by yourself means you solve your own problems. Sometimes your tools fail you, or you must research something you can't wrap your head around. At times, a requested revision can be tricky to try and fix, especially when your client's vision does not closely match your own. You must learn to "let go" and give the client what they ask for, despite your opinions.
Culture; you are inspired every day. Surrounded by art, artists, people who value and understand hard work (especially when it comes to art production) can give you momentum and show you real examples of success. Very valuable to any artist, art-lover, or common business man.