Melissa Manuel ’21
Major(s): Film and Media Studies & Theatre
My summer experience at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) as a Production Assistant meant working closely with Ryan Bañagale, Dori Mitchell, and Maria Capp as the FAC navigated new ways of sharing art in a digital format. This internship was remote although I lived in the Springs at the time. I primarily worked as Project Manager for the 3×3 Projects which included communicating with the participating artists, arranging meetings and video editing. I also spent time helping edit videos and projects for Bemis School of Art such as At Home tutorials and helping develop a new series titled ClayTV that has yet to be released. I learned how to use new programs such as Basecamp, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook Suites. I also improved on my Adobe Premiere editing skills and developed a better understanding and handling of the program. I also received so many wonderful opportunities to connect with and learn from local artists and their crafts; as well as see how an institution like the FAC functions and how the people who work there are really working around the clock to make an inclusive and growing space.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
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