Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jessica Steinruck

Jessica is a junior this year at MCA, her major is sculpture. It is fitting that her internship is with a doctor at Silicon Ocular who specializes in making custom fitting prosthetics. For six hours a week her responsibilities include sculpting prosthetics, cleaning after the doctor has been sculpting, measuring out the silicon, running errands for the company, and much more. Her advice for people without an internship was short and to the point, "By far the best thing to do is not to feel like you have a chance at an internship, Just apply to as many as you can and try really hard to make the best impressions." The skills she has learned from her time at her internship include Mold making and prosthetics. One of the biggest things that Jessica can look forward too from her internship is a summer job at the clinic, she says she is excited for the opportunity and cannot wait to start getting paid for the things she does now.

Monday, March 26, 2012

My there internships!

The three main internships that I have focused on this semester are the American Cinema Editors internship, The Warner Brothers internship, and a Video Effects internship for a company called Artjail. I feel like editing is one of my stronger suits in life so the first internship is based solely on my thirst for all knowledge of editing. They have different sorts of Editing seminars and talks that I would love to work shop through. The Warner Brothers Internship I selected because I felt that at such a large studio it would be super hard not to make connections. I feel like social networking would be a big part of post-grad life so why not go big. Having Warner Brothers on my resume would make me look like a super fly guy. The Artjail position seem like a dream job. One of the main reasons I chose to research this company was that I know they have a red camera, to be trained with that camera would be like a million dreams come true for me. Not only that but VFX has been something that has really interested me in the last few months. I feel like if I can do my own visual effects that are not too flamboyant then I could pull them off for my own work. Not only that, but Artjail is centered in NYC which would be another great opportunity for social networking.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Final Ideal

The time to plan out a final has come and I want to make a short music video that employs rotoscoping and effects. I want to make something that is influenced by music videos like the examples below. I want mine to a bit more on the mild side like some of the transitions in the Kid Cudi video. I also want to work within the lighting studio to give me more of a blank plate to build off of. I want to work with the song that I chose to make into a video to come up with the imagery that will be employed by the video.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


This is my piece for mid-term, I am glad with what I have made. Animation is not my favorite thing to do in the world but After Effects is what I would do for creating animaition. I feel like it is more intuitive than toonboom, perhaps it is because it reminds me so much of Final Cut. Over all I wish I would have been able to get my process streamlined so I could work faster with the program but the first part of the semester has left me with a good understanding of how things work in After Effects.