Tyler Naugle '11 (animation)
Posted 04.01.11 by MICA Communications
Found internship ...
through a MICA alumna working at MTV, who put me in contact with one of the producers.
I was drawn to this position primarily because I am interested in working with animation for TV. I was also interested in learning about the workload and deadlines for projects.
I was given various projects and ended up finishing a few spots that went on-air. Doing this helped me to learn all that goes into animation for TV, whether it's a small graphic or something that takes up the whole screen. I also ended up acting in a few of their video segments.
I was surprised that TV networks are still transitioning over from tapes to digital files. I realized that it is much easier for individual artists to embrace technological advances than it is for a large network with a long media trail.
I think the whole experience gave me confidence that I can operate just as well in a professional environment as in a classroom environment, and I now have skills that I can take to any job. The experience emphasized how extremely important it is to help out your teammates/peers. The image of the team as a whole often depends on your cooperation and willingness to help others on the team.