If you didn’t catch the title name do not worry, it’s a poorly constructed joke but forgive
me sleep is like a rare enjoyment for me this past couple of weeks.
I decided to create a portfolio of all of my advertising, branding and design work so far. A portfolio, besides an online one, is a physical print and bound book of a designer’s or advertiser’s work and people create that so that you can land those sought after, soul selling, internships in New York City.
The process was tough as hell and I am currently hating on every Adobe product out there but I’m sure I’ll love them again.
A portfolio of all of your work is like pouring your soul out in a book and hope for the best. I have my review from some industry pros tomorrow actually so wish me luck.
The printing and binding itself were easy, cause I outsourced it, but the process of creating it was hard and tedious. But I loved it. It’s sort of a love-hate relationship, kind of like NY.
The end product looks good, I hope. What was hard was the price as it was very expensive, like everything else in NY to print and bound but you do what you have to do.
I think if you are a designer or an advertiser or a creative in general PRINT A PORTFOLIO, it will do you immense good and it is a fun experience to go through.
Last year from January to May, I was doing internship in an audiovisual production company called Shine Production in Paris.
I loved this internship because I am passionate about music, artists, show and everything that happens behind the scene.
This show is very watched in France. The judges are well known as French singers: Zazie, M.Pokora, Mika and Florent Pagny.
During this internship I was in charge of the daily schedule of the participants, I managed their dress for the Saturday night show with the stylist, the time of their meal, the time of their rehearsals.
Unfortunately, my internship ended one week before the grand final. My work team then asked me to sign a real employment contract to finish The Voice 5 season with them. I got along very well with my colleagues, and I was very happy to be “hired” for the first time in a company.
I loved to live this moment that I waited so much. I had worked so hard for this show so I really wanted to be with my colleagues for the final. And we took a picture with all the people who work on the show. I will never forget this experience because I learned a lot about myself and entertainment field.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post I LOVE weddings, but on November 20 I got a different view on the whole wedding scene.
Recently, I got an internship with an amazing Wedding Cinematographer/photographer Michael Justin and I got to be a part of filming my first Wedding. So I just want to talk about the amazing experience I had.
It was a Sunday so it was a early Wedding, so that meant that I had to get up early. Which I didn’t care about because I was so excited to be working with him. I got there at 9:30am and we started filming/taking pictures of the bride around 10:30. Since Michael not only does film but photo as well he has a whole team of people that work for him. So for this wedding he was the main photographer and he had a guy who was second photographer. Then on the cinema side he had a lead guy on camera, a second camera and I was the third camera. I didn’t do anything complicated, what I had to shoot was pretty simply which I was thankful for because I never filmed a wedding before and I did not want to ruin anyone’s video haha. But everyone was so helpful and guided me while shooting.
There were three main things that learned/noticed from this experience. I learned so much about filming! About adjusting your camera settings to the setting and lighting in the room. I learned about framing the shots and just how to maneuver the camera better.
I realized how much work and stress this job really is. When you go to a wedding and you see the photographers and videographers you don’t really notice all the craziness that is going on. First of all its a 10 hour job, you are with the bride and groom from the moment they get ready to the moment they dance their last dance. It’s always a never stopping process, you are constantly on the move from where the bride and groom get ready to the ceremony then the venue and always being on your toes to get all the shots you need. Unlike a film or tv show you can not manipulate your surroundings or lighting so you have to learn how to work with what you have and think fast about how to get a great shot, whether that is through film or photo. I didn’t realize the stress it would put on my body, in the middle of the day my back starting hurting because I was on my feet and carrying a camera all day. But it is definitely not torture though you do get some breaks in between and if you love filming like I do its so much fun.
Lastly, I really loved being apart of someone special day. Being “behind the scenes’ of a wedding, seeing it from the angle of the camera and under a creative eye its such a different experience. You arn’t swept up in the day because you arn’t apart of it so you get to just observe everyone and everything that is happening. You get the see all the emotions every one is experiencing, you get to feel the energy of the day and you really get to know the bride and groom because you are constantly on them with your camera. You get to feel every little expression they are showing on their face and see bits of their personality through it. Its just a really cool and touching experience.
Even though it was hectic it was such a fun day and I cant wait to be apart of more weddings.
I recently came across an internship online for this fashion blog called Fashion Climaxx. Its known for being Instagram famous and has over 1 million followers. Its also the #1 fashion social networking site in everything fashion, lifestyle and beauty. I decided to apply for the internship since i was bored and literally got an email 2 days later saying ” We would love to meet you in person and interview you on Friday at 3 pm.” I was CRAZY shocked and called my sister and told her about the good news. I’ve never been so excited about an internship and was looking forward in meeting the CEO of fashion climaxx. Elizabeth ended up being really nice and down to earth. I ended up going to my interview and aced it due to my past fashion internship experience. I am officially a Fashion PR intern at Fashion Climaxx and couldn’t be happier. If anyone is interested in becoming a member for Fashion Climaxx, please sign up at www. Fashionclimaxx.com. We also have a showroom located in NYC! Anyone is welcome to visit with an appointment at Creativ.fashionclimaxx.com.