Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

KUT & KUTX Radio

Fall 2019

Position: Multimedia Team Intern
Student: Health and Society & Humanities Senior

The work I do at KUTX 98.9 can best be described as creating music videos similar to NPR’s Tiny Desk. While there are opportunities to pursue a separate project of your choice, the initial portion of the internship focuses on music videography.

For the first month a typical day looks consist of heading straight to the studio to set up cameras and tripods in preparation for the incoming studio session. For the first month the editors do a great job of helping you understand what factors to consider while setting up. They never tell you what to do, instead, they always ask you questions about your choices. “Why did you place the camera there? Are those the best camera settings? Why did you choose that lens?” Their intention is to help you think critically about your decisions so you can justify your work. 

During each film session they teach you how to film and control the camera during video shoots. After the session is over, artists head to photography studio where you take photos of the artist to go on the KUTX website. During that first month you shadow your editors to understand how to control lighting, camera settings, where to position the artist and a variety of other factors. Once the artist leave, you load all of the footage on a computer for editing. In the editing lab, you are taught how to use Adobe premiere to create a music video. They also give you feedback on your filming and editing so you can constantly improve.

Much of the initial training prepares you to assist KUTX 98.9 at ACL in October. Throughout, the semester you are able to complete photography assignments of other events throughout Austin. The best thing is that with each assignment you practice your skills, learn how you can improve, and bolster your portfolio.


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