Assistant Editor and Cinematographer at Weber Shandwick
Matt Myers is working at Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm in Minneapolis, as an assistant editor and cinematographer. He’s responsible for filming, recording, and editing all client and internal videos. He says that a typical day involves balancing work shooting and editing multiple client videos, while also participating in meetings and events.
“I am proud [to work for] Weber Shandwick. When I interviewed for the position, my management had received at least 70 resumes for the same position. Knowing the competitive nature of the industry, it was an amazing moment when I was made an offer.” Matt adds that he enjoys having a skill set that can be utilized in many industries. “It allows me to see the world and interact with individuals I may never have been able to otherwise.”
Matt, who in 2013 earned a Bachelor of Science in Digital Film & Video Production from The Art Institutes International Minnesota, says that his education gave him valuable industry insight. “I was able to take practical concepts and theories and put them to use right away. In my eyes, the most beneficial part of learning video is actually going out and making videos, and [my education] helped me to discover that I can only become as good as the amount of practice I put into learning my medium.” He recommends that current students work hard but don’t stress themselves. “It took me two years of personal freelancing and filming for real world clients before I built a résumé that allowed me to land a salaried position. It can be difficult, but if you know in your bones you are doing what you are passionate about, the rest will fall into place as long as you work for it.”
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