By Lynn Gajewski & Canyon Schwartz
Our amazing interns Lynn and Canyon are finishing up the end of their summer internship period, so we asked them to write a little bit about their experience. We couldn’t have survived this busy summer without their creativity and hard work. Read below to hear about their time with Team BMC.
Hello, my name is Lynn Gajewski, and I’m an intern at Be More Colorful. I went to school for Animation and Film Production at Minnesota State University Moorhead and I am from the small town of Westby, Wisconsin. Being an intern at Be More Colorful has taught me a lot about videography, but also a lot about myself, and shown me what I can improve on for both. Some skills I’ve learned include how to edit 360 videos, how to edit 360 photos, and how best to capture each shot.
I love working with the team and especially love going out to record footage for our current projects. My favorite project that I’ve worked on would have to be when we were able to ride an ambulance and capture footage of a simulated patient for FM Ambulance. I hope to continue to learn new skills about photography and videography as well as maybe pick up some animation skills along the way. If I were to give advice to someone who hasn’t had an internship yet, I’d say be yourself and be open to doing things you wouldn’t normally do, as well as be willing to learn, always.
My name is Canyon Schwartz. I am originally from Midwest Wisconsin, now I study Communication at MSUM. I have been with Be More Colorful for more than two months now. I started at the end of May after finishing my Junior Year of university. Since joining the team, I have gotten to: High dive into a pool with a camera in my mouth, ride in the back of an ambulance, hold a piglet and tour a swine farm, witness a simulation of a fire crew use the jaws of life to rescue a car crash victim, visit NDSCS, walk into a secret room at a wedding venue, be at a massive construction site, and much more! The team is super friendly, and everyone’s personalities came right out. There is a lot of individualism, and yet, I feel I got along with my coworkers right away. The job itself is super creative and so much fun.
What have I learned?
I have learned a lot about photography and videography. The cameras capture everything so there are a couple disadvantages of 360 cameras that we must consider. The goal stays the same: what shot best captures the story or action? I’ve also learned a lot about the Adobe Suite. I knew little about Premiere, Photoshop, and Lightroom before working at Be More Colorful. But now I feel comfortable navigating through those softwares. I also have learned how to organize many files effectively.
What have I enjoyed so far?
I love what I have been learning so far. I really enjoy my coworkers as well. Meeting people from other companies is also exciting to me. Probably the most exciting part of the job is all the new experiences I get from filming. I get to meet the experts of a field in their home environment. I get to witness what they do and hear from them what makes their career meaningful. To me, that is incredibly interesting and rewarding!
What do I look forward to in the position?
I look forward to learning all I can to be a great part of an already awesome team. I am excited to see my skills and knowledge surrounding VR experiences and videography expand and mature. I also am excited to see how Be More Colorful influences its surrounding community as the company continues to grow.
A big thank you to both Lynn and Canyon for your time and dedication over the past few months. You are both special folks and we know that you will go far in your career journeys.