I have just completed my work experience at Tailwind Media, a visual communication agency based in London. The first two days I was at Tailwind’s London office. I feel that I got a comprehensive picture of how a project is first inquired from the client, the proposal that follows and after production the post-production process; putting rushes into a sequence, adding graphics, sound, music, colour correction and then send it back to the client to revive feedback that’s then taken into account. I learned a lot of useful bits and pieces of information from Creative Director Steven, Producer Marcus and Editor Tim. Additionally, I helped out with searching for appropriate music and content for advertisement videos made for Dr Beckmann and Imagine Cruising.
I was lucky enough to be taken on a recce to the ExCel centre and on the following two days I helped film the the B2B Marketing Expo. This was great for me since I’m more interested in the production phase. I learned a lot about how conference/event filming works, where to position the camera, shooting angles, equipment set up, potential sound problems that can arise for this kind of shoot and more. The last day I was taken through the beginning of post-production with the rushes shoot the previous two days. I helped backing up the rushes, organising and look through them to see what can be used.
I am really thankful for the great learning opportunity I received. At the end of the week I feel like I have an understanding of how a visual communication agency operates and how a project is developed from initial idea to final product. The knowledge and experiences I have gained throughout the week, have helped me realise future career options after graduation. Lastly I must say that the team at Tailwind Media, was great to work with, they were knowledge, patient, always available to answer my questions, friendly which, all in all made my work experience truly amazing.