Hi there! My name is Jordan and I’ve been an interning here since October. Since arriving at Tailored Films, I have interacted with nothing but kind hearted, passionate people. Though I came during a period of relative downtime, there were still plenty of experiences for me to be involved with their projects and to take on challenges in areas like editing, sound design, and screenwriting.
I was also able to be on set for a few different shoots for various corporate clients including events shot at the Royal College of Surgeons and Trinity College. The shoots were typically kept as small as possible to give comfort to the subject, but on more than one occasion I was given learning opportunities well outside the realm of film. In one shoot at a local dentistry, we were crammed into an operating room and I actually got to be onscreen a little bit as a patient. On the shoot at the Royal College of Surgeons, I got to sit in on a graduate level lecture on biology (I think I understood some of it) and get an inside look at the lab spaces.
Besides the shoots, I attended two different social events, an Animation event at the American Ambassador’s house and the Ireland of Horrors Panel at Trinity College. The horror panel gave me a greater understanding of Irish film and allowed me to ask questions to people such as Conor McMahon who directed Tailored Film’s Stitches. This was actually my first day at Tailored and it gave me a lot of insight into what I would be doing in the future.
The event at the American Ambassador’s house was actually a promotional event for Pixar’s Ralph Wrecks the Internet and included people such as John C. Reilly and director Phil Johnston. I got to have a lot of free fancy hors doeuvres and wine and talk to plenty of interesting people from the Irish Animation Industry. I was definitely not expecting anything like this to happen when I started this internship, but I’m glad it did.
As I leave Tailored Films, I am excited to see the projects that I have been helping prepare see a release in the coming year. I’ll miss my time here, but hopefully will connect with the people I met here further along in my own career.