Week six down, I think we’ve hit the calm before the storm.
From here on out it’s going to be long days in the studio with marketing campaigns and producing. I like to look at it as an adventure, the intern team as a fellowship, and Emily as the all knowing and powerful wizard. Every team member is important in their own right.
It was a slow start as we prepared and strategized. Since day one, Executive Producer Emily Hibard pretty much looked at us and said “Fly You Fools.” Out of Rivendell and through the Mines of Moria, I think we met our biggest obstacle yet.
I know it seems like I’m over dramatizing this, but don’t underestimate the opposition of trying to match six people schedules. Our official meetings are held on Mondays, but every task assigned afterwards is free game. Thank God for Asana Project Manager and Facebook Messenger. Just today, fellow summer intern Alyssa Lujan and I had a pow-wow about our pre-release marketing campaign. For our out-sourced assignments like a photo shoot for our 2017 Program Artist Caleb Henry, it’s not as easy.
If our team of millennial interns learned anything from the 2004 Disney movie the Incredibles, it is to emulate Elasta girl and “Be Flexible.” It’s a bit of give and take, our fellowship has no Frodo’s…just a bunch of Sams. I think John Quincy Adams said it pretty well:
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”