28 Mar 2019

My last day as production trainee by Kayla

My last day as production trainee by Kayla

Today is my final day as a Production Trainee for Inside Job Productions. Since I began in September 2018, new and exciting challenges presented themselves everyday and I’ve had so much fun being a part of the team.

When I first started, I wanted to be more confident and improve my general knowledge within the media industry and I feel I have definitely accomplished that. Not only have I built up experience, I’ve also gained new skills and techniques. Six months ago, there was a number of things I found incredibly difficult to do. For example, speaking up and contributing ideas, but my time at IJP has forced me to realise what a crucial skill that is to develop and shown to me that it’s possible for me to do so. I feel honoured to have the amount of creative control I was entrusted with throughout my time here. At first this made me really nervous, especially when it came to handing in work and receiving feedback. But now I understand, it’s a little nerve-racking but its a key component when producing high-quality work and I’m very grateful for that.

One of my biggest projects was a graphic video for Young Minds celebrating their partnership with The Telegraph. They gave me a brief which I had to respond to with my creative ideas, to make an informative, professional-looking film.

The technical skills I’ve gained will follow me forever and will be applicable in my next media role. From subtitling, to working on video shoots, there’s no single-right way of doing it, but I’ve learnt from professionals what works and what doesn’t. I’ve had the pleasure of assisting on lots of shoots and contributing to the entire creative process. Researching the material, travelling, setting up, lights and sound, camera angles and positioning the subject, editing and post production, transcribing and subtitling, amendments…the list goes on.

I’ve also been able to develop my graphic design skills, which is a big passion of mine. I’ve delivered work to clients and build up my own portfolio. I feel a lot more confident in what it is that I want to pursue and in turn more confident in myself as a whole. I’ve explored many different styles of graphic design and I can’t wait to continue doing so.

The team have been incredibly supportive and welcoming. I feel grateful for all the support and help they’ve given me, not just on my work, but also my personal development and careers development, like the different ways you can stand out to an employer, how/where I should apply for roles and what makes for a great CV.

I’ll forever be grateful for what the team at IJP have given me and I wish them all the best in the future.