Continuing, the first day was filled with becoming comfortable with the programs that were going to be used, watching films that may be selected for the Coven Film Fest and creating timelines for the online class and short film that I will be completing here. During all of these processes and apart from them, I had various questions and concerns. As I threw them into the open, Cameo was nothing but extremely helpful in answering them all. She helped reassure me about the resources and perspective I would have for working on both of these ongoing projects and in the film industry.
The next day, this same value poured through by being included in meetings and planning for the Coven Film Fest that was to be presented on February 9th. We began working more closely with Cameo and met her colleague, Melinda, who is helping with the film fest. We had a meeting surrounding the block planning and discussion of how Elisha and I would be running social media posts on both Charming Stranger and Coven Film Fest pages. Finally, Connie Jo gave us extremely helpful feedback on our film scripts and where we should turn our focus to. Being a part of all of these processes and planning are skills and insight that I know I will carry with me through the rest of my film career.
The third day, and our first Friday in SF, was an absolute treat. Cameo had set up a San Francisco Film Tour for us to visit locations that had been used in various films, many of which Elisha and I had watched in preparation for our internship. Seeing how a space is used for films and why it is distorted (or not) to fit a film’s vision always amazes me. As well, I loved learning about the behind the scenes work done of set. The tour guides were very helpful in this department by pointing out or explaining secret mistakes, tricks or changes that would not actually be possible to complete or seen in those settings in real life. Ending the last day that included perfect weather and insightful knowledge, I cannot wait for the following weeks.