Tomorrow I will board a plane to Norwich, England to begin my 8-week internship with the HitFilm team.
The question I’m most often asked is, “Are you nervous?” The answer is no. This is a bit of a strange response coming from me, considering that three years ago I didn’t want to look at colleges outside the state in which my parents and I lived.
I’ve definitely changed my views on new experiences since then. It is no exaggeration to say that I have never been as excited for something as I am for this upcoming internship: new people, a new job, a new place, a slightly different culture and vernacular, all centered on a software program that I really enjoy using. I think what makes this so satisfying is that, in a way, I’ve been working at this position for nearly six years; I uploaded my first HitFilm tutorial in November of 2011.
This is also the first time that I can use everything I’ve learned in the past 15+ years of schooling in a professional setting. This isn’t a school project (which only a handful of other kids will see) and this isn’t just a personal project. This internship is something that will require almost all of the tech knowledge, social skills, and work ethic I’ve acquired over the years. I’ve had two jobs in the past, but this will be the first that is actually in the field I want to pursue.
Once again I’d like to extend a “thank you” to everyone who has supported me and the work I do. If you haven’t already, you can follow me on Twitter, like on Facebook, or subscribe to this website’s blog posts for updates on my progress throughout this journey. I will be working 40 hours a week starting on Monday the 5th, so unfortunately I’ll have to put my channel’s weekly videos on a temporary hiatus. Feel free to continue to send me tutorial requests, though. I will make a note of them and return to tutorial-making when I get back.
Now it’s time to go finish packing!