2018 Academy Interns – Bethany

Say hello to Bethany!! She attended the 2017 Academy, and then took the Fall 2017 MU course. As an intern this year for the 2018 Academy, Bethany worked under Lori on the catering crew. They had an especially rough job, since they had NO stove/oven! But they pulled it together and made some absolutely amazing meals. Bethany willingly ran errands whenever needed, always had a good attitude and smile on her face, and her hard work definitely kept the crew morale up!

Bethany says, “The 2017 Academy was my first experience in the world of professional filmmaking. I realized I loved not only the creative process of promotional video but also the atmosphere that the Academy provided – a safe place to learn and connect with others who have the same interests and similar backgrounds. The instructors taught me so much and the teaching really fueled my desire to continue in film.

“Having attended the Academy in 2017 and taken MU that fall gave me a lot of helpful experience for the Academy in 2018. I was so excited to come back as an intern, and in that position I got to interact with the teachers and students on a different level than the previous year. I already knew how a film set worked, and working in a position that is not always working directly on set gave me an opportunity to observe how all the parts of a film come together in a way that I may not have been able to see if I had been working an on-set position the whole time.

“Being an intern was a special opportunity to watch the students as they learned many of the same things I had learned the year before, and as they worked together to make a film. The heart and the passion the students showed toward their projects and the heart and the passion the teachers showed in turn toward the students was inspiring. I walked away from my intern experience with even more respect for the way the teachers at the Academy are able to exhibit professionalism, build relationships, and be Christ-like examples at the same time.”

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