Do you ever just randomly question what you are doing with your life right now and comparing it to what others are doing?
I was just thinking about my internship and it's a really Awesome company with nice colleagues and cool supervisors, I enjoy working here and I'm learning new things and I'm also improving my portfolio etc
But I just realized that most of my assignments consists of "helping with filming a video" or "edit this footage"
Those are really fun assignments amd I enjoy bragging about the stuff that I helped making but sometimes I want to do something else like actually help creating new stuff since I have only filmed events or captured performances.
I have colleagues who are more experienced in the audiovisual industry and they always get cool assignments such as coming up with original ideas, directing videos and even appear as some kind of host in the video.
They just know a lot about filmmaking and have their own equipment so most of the time they make the assignment twice as professional than it already was.
I don't hate them, I'm just a bit jealous that I never have these kind of assignments; There are moments where my colleague just gets picked for the assignment and asked who wanted to help.
And I'm not taken seriously when I'm coming up with an actual idea, this is because I like to joke around but at this point my colleagues assume I'm either joking around or pretending to be serious. The one time that I actually got to help to come up with ideas I suggested a scenario for a video but it just sounded like a joke and didn't get written down.
I know this is selfish but I just feel a bit underrated and I believe I got the creativity to help bringing ideas to life and build an even cooler portfolio.
I may not be a good director, filmmaker or writer but I would love to take the challenge and help with these kind of assignments rather than just helping with filming or editing smaller assignments.
I just wanted to get that off my chest. Again, I like my internship, it is a fun company to work at and my colleagues and supervisors are really nice people :U
Haha, we can all relate to that. I'm only a freshman in college right now, and I can't exactly tell you much about the experience you're having right now. But from what I've read before, you've only just started working for the company? I think it's understandable that you're given "minor" jobs at this point, although it can be frustrating. Other than that, it seems like you're doing very well with yourself and with the company. In time, they may consider bringing some bigger jobs to you, though that's just what I think.
This semester is going by alright. I've gotten used to workload, dorming, all that fun stuff. I'm basically just following my advisor and getting core classes out of the way. Looking forward to Thanksgiving, when I can stay at home for about a week.