Work experience with a video production company

 26 June 2017

Vlogger Josh Hewitt vlogs about his work experience with video production company doublejump

"Hello guys, my name’s Joshua Hewitt and I’m a vlogger at The Hewitt Collective and I focus on travel and lifestyle, as well as campaign videos.

"I’m very excited to be going on work experience at doublejump studios, Cromac Avenue, Belfast.

"Doublejump are a video production company, meaning that they put your ideas to life.

"I’m really nervous and I’m actually quite anxious about how it goes but it’s going to be good fun and it’s going to be a learning curve for myself as well.

"Very excited to see how this whole day plans out and I know that it’s going to be good, it’s a learning curve, let’s see how it goes!"

The day’s task

Niall Carlin, Director

"Right Josh, so today I’ve got a little task for you. I want you to work on a title board for your vlog and we’re going to show you how to overlay graphics into your blog as well.

"This should add some extra production value and really make it stand out!

"If we were doing this kind of thing for a client, it helps tie their brand into their story and makes it a much stronger piece for them.

"You don’t always have to be the most technical person in the world, you can learn technical skills but you can’t learn to be creative.

"So as long as you’re a creative person and you’re passionate, you should be good at this task. So let’s see how you do.

"Okay Josh, have you ever done any graphics work with videos before? Well it’s not that difficult and I’ll show you how to do it.

"I notice you like vlogging so I’ve taken a clip from one of your vlogs where you’re doing some ‘dabbing’ and the first thing we need to do is isolate that little clip.

"So what we’re going to do is bring it into a programme called After Effects and we’re going to composite some 1960’s Batman style dabs on top of it.

"Alright Josh so I’ve shown you the basics of how to do that I’m going to give you a go now and see how you get on."

Josh’s thoughts on the task

"I’m having an absolutely amazing time here so far just learning the ropes of Illustrator and also learning the ropes of After Effects as well.

"These are things that I just couldn’t teach myself so it’s really enjoyable and I’m having a really good time!

"Just to be able to use graphics to put into the vlog is amazing and it teaches me to be more creative and make the vlogs more appealing to the audience and it’s just a great skill that I’ve learned today."

Feedback from doublejump

Niall Carlin, Director

"That’s looks awesome, it looks great!

"You’re already a pro in half a day."

Josh’s thoughts on the task

"So I found the work experience very, very enjoyable and I was doing something that I loved in a very fun and creative environment so I just thought it was amazing to be doing stuff that I never actually thought I could learn.

"I enjoyed every single second of being there and meeting all the guys that work there, they are all absolutely incredible."

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