Today was my very first day as an intern for Warner Brothers Digital and I just want to run over some of the things that struck me as I worked through my first day on the job.
First and foremost is the building I am working in. Located right next to the Warner production studios, you are greeted by seven foot tall bronze statues of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in front of a golden office building. As you enter you are checked in by the security team and go the the golden elevators. Since I work on the [CENSORED] floor of the building I am one of the first to get off and I walk into an all navy blue elevator hub. To your right is the entrance to part of the office with a NOW PLAYING poster frame holding the recently released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and a foosball table. To your left there is a WB directory pointing you on the right way. To get to where I am going, I head left into mixed blue and gold corridor before entering the offices through an all glass door. Similar to a video game studios office space, but with more light, the floor is split into regions of team specific cubicles.
As I walked into the office and met with the extremely helpful Barbara, secretary to one of my mentors, who pointed me toward my second mentor, Julie. Native to France, Julie was incredibly kind as she went through what her team has been working on and how I am going to be helping out with the work load when we first met. After that meeting, she took me around the office introducing me to the team. Everyone was incredibly nice and friendly to me which made me feel right at home. After the introduction I was lead to my own cubicle and given some preliminary assignments as they set up my internet access. As I began working on my assignments I was struck by how research heavy a lot of my work is going to be and how important that research is going to end up being for the team as they move forward with their projects.
Overall, I am incredibly excited to be working with such a diverse and talented array of personalities on a project that could help with the marketing of many of WB productions in multiple markets around the world and seeing how the digital marketing comes into play as a movie moves forward into the final stages of post-production and marketing. Equal to my excitement is my worry about two things. First is that my work will end up not being enough information for what they are looking for and I might have been able to put my energy towards a subject area that the team could benefit more from. Second is that I won't be able to be exposed to other parts of the marketing machine in WB or at least some aspects of how the films get to the team I am working with. That said, I can't wait to continue this project and see where it can lead.