6 Questions for Production Intern Simon Anderberg
“The best part about my time at NZME has been being part of this amazing team that has really been keen to help teach me about what they do.”
- Simon Anderberg
A Production Intern?? I know you may have read the title, scratched your head and thought to yourself “NZME has a Production team?” Well we’re here to tell you, it sure does! At NZME, we call them NZME Vision. They offer supreme firepower for our clients to make great video content! They cover every aspect of video production with our team of experienced producers, operators, directors, editors and huge talent pool who have worked making movies, TV shows, TVC’s, news and most recently - lifestyle.
Simon, a lucky individual got the opportunity to intern with the talented bunch! Check out his experience as a NZME Vision intern below.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Simon Rex Anderberg and I’m 21 years old from Stockholm, Sweden. I moved to New Zealand when I was 14 and finished my secondary education in Auckland before moving back home. I am now back, temporarily visiting Auckland while studying a course in TV production and was lucky enough to intern at NZME as part of my work experience.
Talk us through an average working day.
Everyday has been different here at NZME. There are days where I have been on set helping out as a production runner and camera assistant. These days have been my favourite part because I’ve met so many amazing people and it’s been very fun to see how everyone works professionally in the industry. NZME works with a lot of the same people on set, so after being on a couple shoots I got to know the majority of the team that I would be working with in the future. When not on set I’ve been at the office helping out with anything that needs to be done for upcoming shoots and assisting the editors, sitting next to them and learning a bunch.
Where and what did you study? How did what you learned in your internship relate to your studies?
I am currently studying a two year course in TV production in Sweden. I spent the first year in a small town in the middle of Sweden where my class of 30 people. We all worked together in realistic production teams and made productions in all genres ranging from news to drama. This year we have to complete 28 weeks of interning experience at production companies in order to gain realistic work experience. My three weeks here at NZME has given me a lot of great insight into how people i the New Zealand media industry work. Helping out on set, assisting the DoP’s and sitting next to the editors as well as assisting them, has helped me get great knowledge that I can apply to my own work and my future career.
What are the best and worst parts of your job?
The best part about my time at NZME has been meeting many great people and being a part of this amazing team that have really been keen to help teach me about what they do. Also, being able to see new places where we’ve filmed at that I would have had the experience to discover, and I can’t forget about how much I’ve learnt! The worst parts about this job can be the long hours that I’ve been working while shooting. One day I started at 4am and worked for 12 hours, but it was all worth it because it was at a beautiful location and I got to work with a great team!
What do you see your job to be like in 10 years? Thinking it evolving to keep up with the ever-changing digital trends.
In 10 years I see myself as a freelance DoP or director, travelling the world working in different places. It's hard to know where the industry is heading in 10 years, the technology for creating content and the platforms for watching is definitely changing. I think that more will be animated in the future, and unless AI takes over the world there will always be the need for creative people to make entertaining content that hits people’s feelings and emotions.
What's your WHY? What lights you up? Why do you do what you do? How does this align with what you're doing now within work and/or outside of work?
My whole life I’ve had a passion for skateboarding and capturing the essence of that in videos. I want to have that same passion and creativity at my work. Being able to create videos for people to watch and enjoy for a living is a dream for me. Travelling to new places and seeing new people is also something that I want to incorporate into my working life.
If you haven’t already seen the Video Production Intern vacancy floating around, it’s here. We’re hiring another Andrew for a 3 month period this time around - Apply now!