Full-Service Production Company Internship

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Description

Reservoir Films, an award-winning, full-service production company based in the Flatiron section of Manhattan, offers a varied, educational internship to one or more eager and motivated individuals interested in production and communications. He or she will work closely with our producers and editors, assisting them in all aspects of their operations, from editorial / on-set assistance to business development.

Part-time
Unpaid, with small stipend for transit / lunch.
Location: Flatiron

Reservoir develops and produces compelling videos and films for a diverse range of corporate and not-for-profit clients; the former includes prominent and emerging organizations in law, information technology, private investment, media and more. The latter include youth development programs and pro-social organizations interested in promoting health, wellness and education. Our work has helped clients increase their revenue and reach, build awareness and even create new ways to engage audiences and spur them to action. While surpassing clients’ goals is our ultimate measure of success, our work has also received a dozen industry awards, including honors from the Webbys, Tellys, Parents' Choice and the Interactive Media Awards. Reservoir is founded by Emmy award winner Eric Weil

Responsibilities

- Assisting with day-to-day in house needs (i.e. tagging and organizing files in Premiere Pro and/or Final Cut Pro, reviewing / highlighting transcripts or transcribing interview files, archiving projects)
- Reviewing raw footage and making initial selections for use by the editors
- Organizing project files and footage, managing and maintaining archives for current and past projects
- Serving as production assistant on shoots
- Potential opportunities to edit short videos for clients or for web/social media distribution (e.g. trailers, promos, and reels)
- Working with editors to help assemble rough cuts for projects
- Searching online music databases for possible music choices
- Conducting research for future projects
- Adobe Premiere Pro

Benefits:
- Real, valuable hands-on experience to develop production and communication skills
- Opportunities to expand knowledge and increase skill set in both production and post-production
- Opportunities to learn from and work with experienced producers, editors, and cinematographers
- Start-up business experience
- School Credit
- Periodic ability to work from home
- Small stipend available for lunch and transit

Requirements

- Passionate about creating innovative, original media
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Ability to think creatively and make strong creative decisions
- Self-starter
- Ability to work well with others and collaborate effectively
- Currently enrolled in a Media, Journalism, Video Production or similar degree program is a plus
- Familiarity with video editing software is preferred; familiarity with camera equipment is a plus
- Professional, courteous manner and receptivity to learning and new challenges
- Desire to take on increased responsibility as internship progresses
- Access to a computer (when not using the provided office computer)
- Interested in exploring a variety of filmmaking mediums, from documentary to animation
- Interested in health, wellness and education

Skills

Required - Academic English, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pages, Apple Numbers, Microsoft Office
Preferred - Adobe Creative Suite

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