One thing that happens behind the scenes at Silverpoint is our mentorship and internship program.
Three Years Ago…
In fact, that is how I started here three and a half years ago (Jennifer – Film Editor). During my undergraduate education, I applied to come to Silverpoint for the summer to gain some experience in the production industry.
This past summer Chris Gagel, a first year University student from UWO/Fanshawe, came to Silverpoint to learn about film. Josh mentored him on the production side, while I gave him some tips on the editing side. For the most part, though, it was an independent project. Here is his experience…
Chris Gagel: Reflection
I came to Silverpoint as an intern looking to expand my knowledge in the media arts, and that is exactly what I found here. I’ve realized that the world of media production is much larger than I had originally imagined and that there is still a lot to learn. I know that my experiences here have laid the groundwork for my future in this field and I look forward to increasing the skills I have gained here. Thanks Silverpoint for helping me out!
The short film I created, The Time Loop, is about a witness caught in a homicide crime scene who quickly realizes the criminal is himself. I had a lot of fun making my short film and I was glad the Silverpoint employees lent their time to help me with the project. The Time Loop can now be used as my own portfolio piece, and I am proud of the film I have created. One thing I can take away from this project, if I had to choose, was how much research it takes to create various on-screen elements. For example, I spent an entire weekend learning how to mix fake blood, and create a realistic blood flow on set (don’t worry, nobody was harmed in the making of this film).