Update to my last post, Lorena is back at LAITS! They just can’t seem to get rid of me! In all seriousness, I’m super excited to be back and to be working with new and old faces on the STA team.
Life updates time! This summer I participated in the UTLA program, and while in LA I also had an internship at Arad Productions and MorningStar Entertainment. At Arad Productions I gained experience in film development by doings like script coverage, writing franchise documents (basically breakdowns of intellectual property), and calls to talent agencies. At MorningStar Entertainment I had the opportunity to be a Production Assistant on three different shows, including Mysteries Decoded, Wild West Chronicles, and an unannounced up-and-coming show. There I also transcribed footage for Mysteries Decoded season 3 using Trint, managed the front desk, and responded to phone calls.
My position at LAITS has greatly allowed me to adjust to a more professional atmosphere and have better communication and time management skills which I really appreciated going into the summer. Despite these being film-related internships I also used Adobe Photoshop a bit at MorningStar and employed my design eye at Arad to make my franchise documents more visually appealing. All around, I really came to appreciate the hard and soft skills I’ve acquired here at LAITS!
This summer I all around had a ton of fun in LA, from being able to explore California to spend time with the amazing people I’ve met there. I’ll add some photos to this post later on!
Now back in Austin, I’m going into my senior year as a Radio-Television-Film major! I’m super excited about the future film projects I’ll hopefully be working on this year and a few of my graphic design endeavors I have planned out. I mentioned this in my last post, but I’ve officially applied to be enrolled in my Connecting Experience course for my certificate, so I’m hyped to be getting started on that project if I’m approved! I’m keeping most of my idea under wraps right now, but the project that I want to work on is a political satire game demo that I’m hoping to do some heavy graphic design and writing for.
That’s all the updates for now! Hoping for a great semester here at LAITS, excited to be back again!