My SME Internship: Noa – Under the Wing Productions

My name is Noa. During my third year studying Classical Studies I got the opportunity to do a 10-week internship at Under the Wing Productions (UTW) through the University’s SME Internship Scheme. 

A picture of Noa smiling

UTW is a Bristol-based video production company that focuses on developing aspiring filmmakers.

I have always had a keen interest in filmmaking and the media industry, so when I came across the advert for this role, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity for me to gain valuable skills and experiences, whilst also building up my CV for when I leave University. 

I could not have predicted however, how much I would enjoy my time at UTW, the great people I would meet and the vast amount I would learn. 

I arrived on my first day in Hamilton House in Stokes Croft, the home of UTW, where I met the team and talked about what my role would entail. From there I got stuck in with creating content whilst learning filming and editing skills.

Within my first two weeks at UTW I got to go on two shoots, one at Factory Studios and the other at the restaurant Flour and Ash, where I got to see some filming in action.

I was also given the task of shooting some behind-the-scenes content of the filming process, which allowed me to familiarise myself with the camera and its settings.  

A photo of the UTW team filming.

During my internship I completed various tasks and got involved in lots of projects, such as putting together social media reels, editing a promo video for the restaurant The Ox and filming some footage for the artists Lucas Antics’ showreel. The showreel was also a part of a case study that I helped put together for the UTW website, which allowed me to learn about website design and the analytics of social media.

I had the opportunity to use filming equipment, such as a gimbal, and learn new editing techniques to put together dynamic sequences.

This culminated in making my own short video at the end of the internship, where I got to put my filming and editing skills to practice. 

My time at UTW was a great experience. I got to meet and learn from some incredibly talented people in such a fun and encouraging atmosphere. With new skills and experiences, I now feel more prepared to enter the working world and apply what I have learned in my future career.”

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