This week has been one of the more exciting weeks so far.
We started the week with two full days of photoshoots, one of which I was able to model in. Our Monday photo shoot revolved around the tanning brand that the company advertises for. This photoshoot was specifically for images that would be used in the tanning brands Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account.
Also, we designed a stop/motion video, with the theme being ‘What’s in my Bag’. I had never participated in a stop/motion video before and learned a lot about how these types of videos are filmed.
The second photoshoot that I assisted with was a teeth whitening brand that the company has recently begun working with. We produced about nine product shots so that we have our own images to use for PR articles and social media usage.
Both photo shoots had simple product shots and themed product shots. I helped the digital marketing team with brainstorming creative image and stop/motion videos and helped with setting the products up.
I had never assisted on a photo shoot and I enjoyed being part of the chaotic work. While we did not have models, as it was an image shoot and not an advertising shoot, I enjoyed participating and see how much effort is needed in the digital marketing department.
The rest of the week was busy with planning the social media plans for the upcoming month of July. It doesn’t help that I am leaving for a last-minute vacation on Friday back to the states, but I am preparing my work so that none of my coworkers has too much to do without me.
On a personal note, I am enjoying spending time with my coworkers. I have gone out for drinks with a few and have gotten lunches and coffees with them. It’s interesting to experience the different cultures and the way certain situations are handled. Ironically, the hardest part of adjusting to working within a UK company is the grammar, but hopefully, this is improving.
When I return from my vacation I will have my two-month review and will continue working on my internship portfolio and my dissertation, both of which are going to be due soon. I can’t believe it is almost July!