Stepping into the uncharted territory of being a social media intern.
I didn’t know what to expect before I began my social media/marketing internship at Magic Haus Films. I didn’t have any prior internship experience. All I knew was that I loved social media and I wanted to learn more about it. I instantly felt that Magic Haus Films was an incredible fit for me. I left the interview loving the vibe I got from Valeska and the company as a whole. However, to say that I was nervous before my first day would be an understatement. I was completely petrified. I was doubting myself and the idea that I could be successful. However, I’m so glad that I had this experience.
I thought I knew pretty much everything when it came to social media but boy, was I wrong. I quickly saw that there was so much for me to learn. There’s a lot more that goes into effective social media postings that people don’t think about such as the time you post things, whether you can use a certain picture, etc. It was a little frustrating at first because I felt constrained. However, those constrictions allowed me to be more creative. I learned how to make gifs, which is something I’ve always wanted to learn but never knew where to start. I was given access to websites that had photos that were acceptable to use in social media posts. Also, I became more comfortable creating collages for Instagram and other social media platforms. One thing that I’m still getting the hang of is creating infographics but with the tools I learned here, I’m pretty sure I’ll eventually get the hang of it.
This internship has given me the opportunity to do things I never thought I would be able to do before. If I knew that about 3 weeks into the internship that I would be helping on a film set, I wouldn’t believe it. That experience is probably one of my favorites from this internship. I got out of my comfort zone and I gained so much knowledge. On set of “Amanda and the Easter Bunny” I got to meet some incredibly kind and talented people. It’s something I will always hold dear to my heart. Aside from that. My favorite part of the internship would have to be creating blog posts of all different kinds. Writing is my passion and being able to bring my own voice to Magic Haus Films postings was something I enjoyed quite a lot.
It’s a bittersweet feeling completing this internship. On the one hand, I’m excited for the opportunities to come but on the other hand, I’m extremely sad to be leaving behind such a wonderful environment and company. I will always be grateful for the opportunity I got here. I want to thank all the amazing people I’ve meet during the months of my internship, especially Valeska. She has taught me so many things about film and social media that I never knew about. Not only that but our weekly conversations about the world were some of my favorite parts of this internship. Again, thank you so much for everything and I wish everyone at Magic Haus Films immense luck and success in the future.