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Intern of the Week!

Matt  is a CSU student and was chosen as the CSU Entertainment Industry Initiative Intern of the week!  Matt discusses his internship at Lost Planet Editorial below.

My name is Matt Laroche, I’m a 21 year old from the wonderfully hot Riverside, Ca. My current career goals are to obtain an entry level position at a post production house and eventually work my way up to being an editor in film and television.

I am currently interning at Lost Planet Editorial in Santa Monica, Ca. They are a boutique editorial house and have cut commercials for Need For Speed, Medal of Honor, and The University of Phoenix since I started.

My favorite part of the internship is how I get to pick the brains and just be around  extremely talented editors and assistant editors. The office is an incredibly creative and collaborative environment. I often find myself having conversations about someone’s approach to editing or getting general industry advice.

Since I started at Lost Planet I have learned a lot about the Assistant Editor’s role in post production. I often get to work on project files made by the assistant editors where I learn how to do a lot of tasks such as organizing projects properly, syncing sound, and doing group clipping.

The most challenging part of my internship has been trying to assimilate into the culture of the office. Lost Planet is a very relaxed place to work but I still found myself intimidated and struggled with asking questions. However, I have found that since I am an intern the employees are more than willing to have conversations with me.

Completing an internship will help me in the future by allowing me to show potential employers that I am capable of working in the very demanding entertainment industry. My internship has given me the opportunity to learn and make mistakes under the guidance of incredibly talented and passionate people, I will be able to take the lessons I’m learning now to any project or team I am a part of in the future.