Scarlet's thoughts on her work experience with Millstream

We're delighted to welcome Scarlet to the studio, who joins us on a 8 week work experience to learn all aspects of filmmaking in a production company, with a focus on video editing. Let's hear what Scarlet has to say...

I’m Scarlet and I’m currently taking part in a two month internship with Millstream Productions. I studied Creative Media Film & TV at Havant & South Downs College, leaving in June 2019 with a Distinction Merit Merit.

I got involved with a project that Millstream Productions were running with my college called ‘Priscilla: Queen of the Ring’, along with other students. This is when I was able to get first hand experience with a real life shoot, working with new equipment and learning new techniques. 

After this project, Dan, Director at Millstream, invited me back to get involved with the Portsmouth Guildhall, along with other volunteers. This gave me the opportunity to gain even more knowledge, broadening my skills further. 

I must’ve stood out from the crowd (which is difficult for me as I’m 5ft1), because then Ben, Director at Millstream, invited me back for a two month internship! I have really enjoyed my time here so far, and am looking forward to continuing my time with the team. And get this… I haven’t made a cup of tea once! 

I must admit, I have caused an office divide when it comes to their tea making skills… Louis has the crown and is in 1st place (sorry Mariana).*

*Louis insisted I include that.

Originally, I thought I’d be just an extra pair of hands by helping setting up and packing down equipment. But in fact, they have treated me like I’m part of the crew! I’ve gotten involved with pre-production, setting up equipment, bossed Oli about a bit, filmed various clips, helped with the editing process and found music for our projects.

By the end of the internship, I would have liked to advanced my creative media skills. I would like to have conducted an interview and have made more progress in my Final Cut Pro understanding.

Getting to know the team has been so easy as they’re all so friendly and supportive. They made me feel welcomed from the very start! I have learnt so many new skills that I can take away that will stay with me for life.

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