Sarah (Digital Marketing Intern), Oisin (Intern - Production), and Dervla (Intern - Production) all started with us in various roles across the studio earlier this summer. We
Tell us a little about your background…
Sarah: I am
Dervla: I’ve just recently graduated from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology where I studied Animation, majoring in Production Coordination for my final year.
Oisin: I studied Drama and Films Studies at Trinity College for four years.
Why did you apply for an internship with us?
Dervla: Coming from an animation background, I’ve always known the presence Brown Bag had in the animation industry in Ireland. The variety of high-quality work being produced by Brown Bag Films was amazing to see and urged me to want to be part of their growth in some shape or form. Brown Bag seemed like the perfect place to gain experience and develop my skills in production further.
Sarah: Although my time at university taught me many valuable skills, I
Oisin: I applied for the internship because I’ve always loved animation as a medium for film and television. I was familiar with Brown Bag Films work and I felt that it would be a great environment to learn more about production and the industry
What sparked your interest in animation as a career?
Sarah: I hadn’t contemplated animation in particular as a career until recently. I have always had a love for all things film but never knew in which direction I wanted to go with it. Animation has been an amazing new discovery
Oisin: I love how versatile animation as a medium is and the creative freedom it allows and stories it can tell that would be impossible to tell otherwise. I enjoy animation in all forms and it’s a pleasure to work in such a creative environment and one of the many reasons I’m so grateful to have this opportunity.
Describe your experiences and feelings on your first day?
Sarah: I was equal parts nervous and excited on my first day. I was so ready to learn and try new things but I
Dervla: I won’t lie, on my first day I was
Oisin: I was nervous about getting started because I knew I
How are things going so far? What are a few things that you’ve learned?
Sarah: Interning at Brown Bag Films has been amazing! I wake up every day so excited to come into work and I often don’t even want to go home! Not only have I learned more in the past 2 months than it feels I have in my last 3 years of university, but I have met so many
A few things I have learned while at the company? I feel like there are too many to count! I have learned an incredible amount about Photoshop including, editing photos, creating posters, understanding
Oisin: The internship is going great
Dervla: Things have been
Describe your typical day-to-day activities?
Sarah: My typical day starts off with checking my email to see what tasks
After lunch, I usually will get a crash course on a new Photoshop tool or lesson on graphic design and head to work learning the new skill. These are things that I will usually then integrate into my other work. For example, I could spend a few hours learning how to create
Dervla: Considering it's still early days, a lot of it has just been sitting in on different
Oisin: Every day can be very different but mostly we sit in on meetings for the various shows
Has your internship been as you expected and if not what’s been different?
Oisin: I didn’t really know what to expect when I began since this is my first experience working in an animation studio! But I’ve appreciated how they are taking the time to introduce us to their working environment before giving us any high priority tasks. My mentor, Mel, has been very helpful too, giving me the opportunity to ask
Sarah: This internship has surpassed my expectations. I originally thought I would come here, learn as much as I
Dervla: I suppose it’s
What would be your dream job/role in animation and why?
Sarah: My dream role in animation would be to continue to work in Marketing but create more promotional videos. I would love to combine all I have learned here in design and photography and add the added element of motion! I think this would be a great way to combine what I have learned at school with what I have learned at Brown Bag Films.
Dervla: For me personally, I really enjoy working in the production side of animation and feel like I’d love to progress my career in this
Oisin: I’m very interested in pursuing a career in production at Brown Bag and I want to explore the opportunities here and find the role