COFA Online Student Internships
COFA Online Video Internships
We are currently looking for two design interns to work on on our many and diverse video productions throughout the semester. Interns will produce, shoot and edit a variety of different videos, learning everything from how to budget and organise a shoot, to promoting and distributing the finished video online. At the completion of the internship, students will have a credit on numerous video productions for use on their showreel.
This unit is intended to provide students with hands-on experience as part of their undergraduate studies. It is designed to complement students' knowledge of media with practical experience in professional environment. In order to fulfill the requirements of this internship, students undertake a 108-hour placement working both under supervision and autonomously to complete a series of video projects. Video projects include the filming and editing of interviews, lectures, training modules and online resources. In exchange for the internship opportunity, the internship provider expects initiative, professionalism and willingness to work both in teams and independently.
This is not a structured class in the traditional sense; rather, it is an opportunity to learn through practical experience in a busy and diverse video production department.
All videos that the intern takes part in producing will be uploaded to the COFA Online Gateway.
Internship candidates will be interviewed prior to selection.
Students must have a basic understanding of:
- Digital cameras
- Digital video editing software
- Apple computers
A passion for film and video production is also essential!
By the end of their internship with COFA Online, students will be expected to have developed a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of video production, from budgeting and preliminary organisation through to managing the technical and logistical aspects of production and post-production, including shooting, editing, online publishing to syndicated video websites such as YouTube, UNSWTV and iTunes, and online promotion through social networking sites, relevant art and design community sites, forums and blogs.
- Learn video production standards and advanced techniques
- Improve their creative and technical skills to produce high-quality finished videos
- Enhance their existing knowledge of Final Cut Pro and other post-production software such as After Effects and DVD Studio Pro
- Learn project management and budgeting
- Develop their client communication skills
- Work to strict deadlines
- Work with an experienced design and video production team
Interns can expect to be involved in:
- Drafting a budget / quote for a production
- Drafting a production schedule (including post-production)
- Researching production subject, drafting outline of required content, developing concept
- Liaising with client and talent / subjects to schedule shoots
- Liaising with location holders / equipment departments
- Setting up a camera for various kinds of shoots
- Dealing with SD card media based workflows
- Lighting for various types of shoots
- Framing and shot composition
- Shooting with a two camera set up
- Developing interviewing techniques
- Obtaining releases from talent / subjects in video
- Learning advanced editing techniques with Final Cut Pro
- Ingesting and capturing footage from SD card media
- Syncing and mixing sound from a two camera set up
- Applying basic transitioning and effects
- Colour grading and effects
- Rendering and exporting files in various formats for use online, developing an understanding of various codecs, resolutions, frame rates and data rates
- Managing a post-production workflow efficiently, including organization of folders and video assets
- Publishing a video online to various syndicated, integrated video sharing websites
- Promoting the video through various online sources, including social media
Benefits of the COFA Online Video Production Internship include:
- Work on a variety of video projects
- A great learning experience - improving both your creative and technical skills
- Full-time or part-time working hours
- Fantastic working environment
To apply, please send your full CV (and website if available) along with an application letter addressing the specified criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview at the COFA Online offices before selection.