The summer of 2012 was very eventful for Digital Drum. Kimberly Cleave and Ranee Dong joined the team as Digital Drum Interns and their knowledge and experience with Digital Media was very valuable for the 20 video productions filmed during their internship. They covered events such as Vision Quest and Aboriginal Day Live, ventured into the world of Parkour, explored traditions, and much more. Their enthusiasm and curiosity helped develop and create informative and educational online content that not only entertained, but informed their viewers. Kim received a diploma in Digital Media Design and Ranee is currently enrolled in the Digital Media Design program at Red River College.
Here’s what Kim and Ranee had to say about their experiences this summer:
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King
Targeting Aboriginal youth to share with the world their ideas, experiences, creative endeavors, and artistic abilities has made Digital Drum the most inspirational and rewarding experience I have had the pleasure of being a part of. Throughout the summer I was employed by APTN to assist with the construction of the Digital Drum website focusing on its online content. During the course of the summer the Digital Drum team proudly created over 20 online video’s ranging from artist interviews, performances, festivals, athletes, and spiritual and cultural insights from fellow Aboriginal Peoples. The roles I contributed to these projects involved producing, scripting, filming, editing, and motion graphics. This experience has allowed me to meet numerous people within APTN, the TV/Film industry, and in our very own surrounding Aboriginal community. These people have taken the time to share, assist, and support all of the projects I was involved with being part of the Digital Drum team. Creative collaboration, never ending team support, friendships, and finished projects to be proud of are just some of the amazing things I can walk away with from this Digital Drum Experience.
Thank you & sincerely
I have been extremely fortunate to have the chance to work at APTN over the course of the summer. I have learned so much about film production including; project planning, script writing, communications, shooting, editing, and graphics. Our projects were so diverse that learned something valuable on each shoot and had a great time. My co-workers and supervisors have been excellent teachers and mentors and taught me lots about the industry and I am very thankful for that. Over the course of our term, from May to September, Digital Drum has produced 20 video projects and I am very excited to see them online on the digital drum site when it launches Oct 1st. One of my most memorable experiences at APTN was working Aboriginal Day Live at the forks. There, I operated a camera for APTN’s online backstage pass and was right in the middle of the audience’s energy and the performers exciting performance, it was night not to be forgotten. I am walking away from this internship with experience in my field and I feel like the Digital Drum team has created some wonderful work that can showcased proudly.