Intern Leah Cosgrove writes about her month of work experience with Big Egg.
Hi, I'm Leah and I'm a student at the University of Brighton, studying Media Production. For one of my modules, I had to participate in work experience and Big Egg fascinated me.
18th Jan 2021
Today I met the team on my first day, I was extremely nervous (as anyone would be), and I was instantly calmed as soon as the meeting started. Everyone was so lovely and welcoming, didn't put too much pressure on me and just treated it like a normal meeting and I got to see what everyone does and how they worked. I then got my tasks to do; I was told to research a bunch of stuff, which I really enjoyed doing, as it also helped me learn in the process. I got to come up with questions for an interview, as well as research all about social media, this was a very nice and relaxed week.
25th Jan 2021
For my second week I got my first big task. Just something fun for me to do and something to get some experience out of, I was asked to animate.
I have never animated before and wasn't really something I had thought about doing. I couldn't wait to get started, however I came across a lot of difficulty as I was just not comfortable with it and to be honest…not very good at it! This was never made to feel like a problem, I was reassured and to keep trying and playing around with it more until I had something completed. I also got to see someone be interviewed, which was interesting to watch and a lot of fun as it's the closest thing to a real shoot.
1st Feb 2021
For my third week I also got the chance to have a go at editing. It was for the interview I had participated in the previous week. I edited out the questions and cut some outtakes out. I also got to edit my own version which was incredibly fun to do. I also got tips on how to get into the industry from someone who works here - I found it really helpful and I really appreciated it. Again, I cannot stress enough on how nice everyone is here at Big Egg.
8th Feb 2021
In my final week I started with planning an Instagram takeover day, which I was so nervous about because in my head I was freaking out about being an absolute mess and ruining their Instagram. It was an experience I was nervous (yet, oddly excited) about. I’ve recently been helping the team with what posts to share and accounts that I thought would be good to follow. I’ve also written a blog about the animation I created, you can read that here.
Now, on my final day, I'm finishing this blog which I started writing four weeks ago. It’s crazy how quick my time at Big Egg has gone, it definitely doesn't feel like a month. I have had so much fun working with Big Egg and being able to be a part of their team for a month.
Intern, Jan - Feb 2021
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