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Hey everyone! I will be attending Emerson College's LA campus fall of 2017 and we are required to hold an internship for the semester. My focus is cinematography, and am particularly looking for internships that pertain to it. However, this has so far not been an easy search. Most internships I see are "entertainment" or administrative internships. I'm not worried whether it's paid or not, and certainly do not mind internships that require office duties and tedious workloads. My one desire is to find a place where I can at least learn something about the craft and industry. So far, interning for Shane Hurlbut or Panavision is about the best internships I could find. No doubt I could put in time at a rental house, but I've seen many say that time could be spent better elsewhere. Anyone have experiences or suggestions for finding said internships or any that are cinematography based in LA?
I've been studying all my weakest points when it comes to cinematography. Im trying to make it all stick subconsciously, or at least most of it. By far, my weakest point is lighting. I've watched Shane Hurlbuts "Illumination Experience" videos, but thats not enough for me. I need to start with the basics. I want and need to know why and how to light a certain scene. Like some sort of blueprint to start with and venture off from eventually as I learn more. Does anybody have some suggestions on books I should pick up, articles to read, or videos I should watch? I actually have a degree in Digital Cinematography but I didn't learn nearly as much as I needed to. I know there are a lot of professionals here who can point me in the right direction. This forum as been gold! Thanks in advance.