"My time at Ohio HD Video was one of the most valuable academic and professional opportunities I've ever had. Their internship program helped solidify my passion for cinematography and granted me a strong foundation that I still draw from today. I am incredibly grateful for the time, effort, and knowledge the Ohio HD team has invested into young filmmakers like myself.
The Ohio HD internship program offered me the knowledge and experience to succeed within the film production industry. Through this internship, I gained my first in-person exposure to the professional film world; from set etiquette and production roles to cinema cameras and focus-pulling, Ohio HD provided practical field knowledge that traditional classroom education couldn't provide.
Though my internship ended in 2018, my experience at Ohio HD continues to be a valuable asset to my career as a filmmaker. The team at Ohio HD allowed me to embrace my interest in the camera department by offering me the chance to observe and perform several production roles, including 1st AC, 2nd AC, and PA. These opportunities prepared me to crew on future commercial productions while advancing the quality of my work.
From day one, the Ohio HD team was welcoming and willing to share their knowledge; My experience as an intern at Ohio HD is one I wish every film student could have. If you are a student who is passionate about filmmaking, willing to learn, and hard-working, I cannot recommend this opportunity enough."
Hi! I am Cidney! I interned at Ohio HD during the summer of 2021! I am so grateful for the opportunity because I was able to gain video production experience that I never would have been able to get at school. I believe the best way to learn anything is to get hands-on experience. You definitely will have the chance to do that when you intern at Ohio HD. Whether that is “playing” with equipment, editing a video or being on set. Don’t worry about your experience level, because everyone is so willing to answer your questions and help you when you are struggling.
Joining the OhioHD internship program was one of the best academic/career decisions I've ever made. For me, simply being around the tools that they have and the knowledge of the people that work there possess was worth its weight in gold. Getting a chance to explore and get hands-on experience with professional-level gear that I would be using in the field was also super helpful. The gear I had access to at school was limited, so getting to see what the pros are using really helped me understand what I would eventually be dealing with. On top of that, I got to get onto professional level sets while I was an intern. I feel like getting to get my feet wet being a PA under OhioHD prepared me for future shoots I would be a part of. Personally, getting to see the workflow and how focused everyone is on a professional set was something that my schooling just couldn't offer. I would certainly push anyone student that would like to get a glimpse into what the real industry is like to apply for the internship.
"They say you need to go to college… This is false, you just need to intern at Ohio HD. If you really want to understand the nitty gritty of the media industry you come here. I have learned so much from everyone here that has given me the knowledge and confidence to become successful. From hands-on experience with cameras, lighting, grip, and even professional commercial sets, the opportunities here are truly endless . You will grow so much and leave this internship with a gigantic batch of new found skills, knowledge, and experience to help you take on the industry with confidence. If you put in the effort, this internship is 4 years of college wrapped up into 3 months. I highly recommend applying, you won’t regret it."