College students are always looking for the right internship that will give them all the experience they need in the particular field they are interested in. RCTV gives college students a chance to work with the staff to find their specialty in the programs RCTV offers. This semester RCTV has a media production intern, Lawdy Luctama.
Lawdy is a first year graduate student at The College at Brockport in the Visual Studies Program and is attending the extension site called the Visual Studies Workshop on 31 Prince St. Rochester, NY. Lawdy has the opportunity to work with RCTV’s program director Rick Osborne and director and producer, Josh Bloodworth. She shadows the two staff members and is working on various production projects with them. Lawdy has also taken classes that RCTV offers, such as TV Studio Production Class, Digital Video Editing, and Basics of Videography.
Lawdy has always been interested in the arts and the media.
“One of my Bachelor’s Degree is in art with a focus on photography and painting. I also have a big aspiration in film and television, basically anything in the media. This is the reason why I decided to go for my Masters to learn more. I applied for the media production internship because I knew I could learn first–hand what I love to do. So far, I am not disappointed. I am learning so much and when I am there, I am always excited to see what I am going to do next.
There are many things an individual can specialize in when it comes to media production. Producing, directing, filming, videography, etc. are the many skills that can be learned.
“I want to specialize in everything because there are so many things I want to do in the future. I want to make being an artist work for me. I am continuing to work with photography, I will never stop. I hope to work in film, television, and possibly radio. I want to have my own TV show or film out someday, but in the end I want to combine my career and my entire aspiration and own my own business.”
At RCTV, the staff strives for students to have the hands-on experience and skill to prepare them for their future. Interning is the best way for a student to network and figure out their specialized talent and skill. RCTV wants students to spark an interest about the non-profit and open the doors for opportunity.
Students who are interested in an internship at RCTV should take Lawdy’s advice.
“To future interns, come with an open mind and heart for this job. You will get a lot out of it if you are willing to participate, ask question, and wrap yourself around all that is happening around RCTV. They have a lot of opportunities here. I recommend doing everything that you can. I am happy here!”
If you are someone interested in an internship at RCTV call (585) 325-1238.
by Carly Lonczak
Communications Intern at RCTV