Author: Mallory Hicks |

Blog by Open Window Productions

Today is the last day of my internship at Open Window Production! Summer flew by, and now I have to go back to school and finish up my final year at Loyola Chicago. I’ve learned so much during my time here and am so grateful for the valuable experience I will continue to use in my career journey. Just being around people who are passionate about video production and love what they do has been really motivating to continue on this career path. I’m excited to take the skills I’ve learned here, such as editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, Audio Mixing, Lighting, Shooting Video, and Color Correction. 

In this last week as an intern, I’ve been working on assembly edits of testimonials for our client COR Retreat. I took selects from the interview and took out the best sound bites to put them into an assembly sequence. From there, I reordered the clips to start to develop the story and make everything flow together. With these assembly edits, I did a bit of audio mixing to make the subjects sound clean and even. Those COR Retreat assembly edits took up most of the week, but I also made an assembly edit for Fortress Engineering that highlighted their StrypRAIL product. For this assembly, I edited some scratch voice over to help pace the edit properly and to get an idea of how it will flow and how long it will be. Then, I added some music and did some audio mixing so the music wouldn’t overpower the voice over. The video also features a testimonial about the product, so I looked for good sound bites from the interviews we had to add to the video. Then I started making the first edit by adding some b-roll of the installation process and product video shots. 

Again, I’m so grateful for this opportunity to work at Open Window Productions this summer. I’m thankful to the team for being so supportive throughout my time here, and I will miss them when I go back to school. Truly the skills and experience that I gained here have gone beyond my expectations, and I’m excited to see where this new knowledge takes me.

Signing off,

Mal xoxo