A Letter From Our Intern

Posted by | August 07, 2015 | Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments
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Hello all!

I’m Aaron Mefferd, an intern here at Sleight Advertising. I have spent this past summer working with the SA Production team here in Omaha, learning the tricks of the trade, and what a summer it has been. I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented, most creative people I have ever met.

aaron video 2Admittedly, I had no idea what to expect when starting my internship. I’m a senior at Northwest Missouri State University, studying broadcast production. As such, unless you have an advertising minor, you don’t get much experience with the trade. I had always considered going into broadcast journalism, maybe documentary filmmaking; I even considered just general video production, but advertising? I thought: there’s no way I could do that, but I was wrong. My summer was filled with shoots, hot lights, and countless hours of editing, and I loved every minute of it.

I started my love for video in a strange way, with a love for animation. In high school I began to teach myself how to tell stories using stop motion animation, then computer animation, but I was always limited in my storytelling by technology. That was when I decided to give video a try. I bought one of those flip cameras with a pop-out USB connector and asked for a MacBook for my birthday. The rest was history.

video aaron 3Over the years, I shot more video, changed my cameras, bought more equipment, and eventually I was making short films. After high school, I received my associates degree from Iowa Western Community College in media studies before transferring to Bearcat country. Throughout school, I have learned all sorts of techniques and skills, but never have I received the amount of real, hands-on experience as I have gotten from my summer with Sleight.

On my very first day, I was helping set up a Canon C300 and Kino Flo lights. I was running a Canon 5D Mark II on a slider, and I even helped with shooting jib shots. I was on a real set for the first time, and it was awesome! I can’t express how great my experience here has been and what it has meant to me. I know that I will have a great deal of knowledge and stories to share when I return to school. (Plus a few bragging rights about the equipment I used while I was here.) Thank you for this experience.

Sincerely your intern,


About Andrew Sleight

Andrew is the CEO and Creative Director at Sleight Advertising. When he's not working alongside the SA Creative Team, you can usually find him working on a new organic adventure at his farm.

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