Hey! My name is Alex Musco and I’m an intern at Captured Time
I’m a cinema major at the University of Hartford and I just finished up my junior year. I live in Glastonbury, CT, which is 10 minutes outside of Hartford. I first heard about Captured Time Productions from my mom who had stumbled upon it one day while surfing the web. She showed me the website and how they offered internship programs. I sent in my resume thinking to myself, “Hey, why not?” What really drew me to Captured Time was the experience and awards they had. After coming in for the interview, I knew this could have the potential to be a great opportunity.
My first day at Captured Time was pretty interesting. I watched Dislecksia: The Movie for the first time, after our morning meeting. This documentary really opened my eyes to the world of people with dyslexia. I had some knowledge about the topic, but I never expected how in depth the film would go. Dislecksia: The Movie gives a background about how dyslexia was first discovered, and how people deal with it today. I was also surprised at the subjects Harvey was able to interview. I then spent a few hours logging a four minute shot. Basically I wrote down everything that happened, and everything that was said in that shot.
During the summer I hope to gain experience that will help me fulfill my dream of becoming a film producer after I graduate. I’m hoping to make some useful connections, and also learn from people who have had successful careers in the field. I’m excited about this opportunity and I plan on taking full advantage of it.
My name is Jason Kane. I am 20 years old from Hewitt, NJ. I just recently completed my junior year at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ where I am a Communications: Radio/TV Major with a minor in Sports Communication. After some time looking for an internship through various different networks, including a career and internship day hosted by Monmouth University, I attended the screening of Harvey Hubbell V’s Dislecksia: The Movie at my school for extra credit for my TV Production class. Not knowing at all what dyslexia was beyond the general misconceptions about it, I attended the screening and asked one of the first questions presented to the panel. After the panel discussion concluded, I spoke in length to Harvey about the movie, what my thoughts and feelings were of his project and his mission, and then turned to talking about my future and a possible internship. Soon after I became an intern for Captured Time Productions.
After 6 days of summer I had to depart for my internship. Surprisingly, after 21 years of living in New Jersey I had never been to Connecticut, although I have driven through it many times before. This was a new experience for me. After a quick and relatively easy trip here I arrived at the production studio where I was to eat, sleep, and work for three days a
week. This was surprisingly different, even though I have been doing the same thing at my off-campus house at school; it was a little different and nerve-wracking in the mysterious, empty farm. Upon my arrival Harvey gave me a quick tour of the house and left me to my thoughts. After about an hour of reading my eyes shut at 9pm and reopened at 6am to prepare for my first day.
My first day consisted of reviewing the intern rules and guidelines packet and filling out necessary paperwork, running errands with a fellow intern, and concluded with logging an interview Harvey conducted at the conference on Dyslexia and Talent held in Norwalk, CT last month. Logging consists of breaking down the footage into audio and video columns and transcribing all that was said and shown in the interview.
I thought the first day went as expected. To get integrated into the workplace we were provided with paperwork, background information on the program, we were introduced to each other and the rest of the crew, and basic jobs and “grunt” work were the first assignments given. I learned how complicated and dense this business is, and how involved I will be as an intern here at Captured Time. Since developing an interest in this field later than most, I have learned that my only true strength is in writing, so I hope to test myself in other varying positions within this field. I believe this internship will help me grow personally and academically and I hope to find my true calling through the different assignments and activities that will challenge me throughout my time here. I hope to help this company through my attitude and work in exchange for the benefits I can learn about myself, about life, the industry, and different ways of learning and seeing the world through Harvey’s life, work, experience, and teachings.
Hi, my name is Sharon D!
I am currently an M.F.A. student at the Academy of Art University in the Motion Pictures and Television program. I graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2006 with a B.A. in Communications. I came to intern at Captured Time Productions because I really want to help work on projects that will make a difference in the world. I wanted to work on a project that can help our education system be more productive for all students and create awareness about learning differences.
When I first arrived on the farm I was very impressed with the production office here. I know I will learn a lot over the summer from Harvey and Aimee. They were both very welcoming and I am glad to be part of the team.
My first day at Captured Time Productions, I logged footage from the Conference on Dyslexia and Talent put on by the Tremaine Foundation, held in Norwalk, CT. I organized the load out room, which is where everything is put before it goes out the door for a shoot or event.
I also had the opportunity to watch Dislecksia the Movie. I was very affected by the film. Before watching, I knew what dyslexia was, but had no idea it affected so many people. From watching this film I learned that there are a lot more educational opportunities for dyslexics and people with learning differences. Surprisingly though, there is still a lack of understanding and sensitivity towards people with this learning difference. I knew what project Captured Time was working on before I came to intern and it is because of this project that I applied and eventually chose this internship.
I think schools around the country and the world would benefit from viewing this documentary in the classroom. Children with dyslexia and or, other learning differences would not feel so isolated from their peers. Also other children would be more sensitive to their dyslexic peers.
I am very happy to be working with such wonderful, talented people, who are doing amazing, and important work. I just know it will be a fantastic summer and a really great experience.
Now, this, is a truly odd blog. Well, maybe not the blog itself, but the day. While Harvey and his fearless interns just touched down in Harrisburg for tonight’s audience participation screening, I’m back in the office…all alone. No dogs. No interns. Just two broken printers (yes, the third one finally worked!), and the smell of coffee brewing. Yum.
I pulled into the production office just as Harvey, Stephanie, James, and Sepanta were ‘loading out,’ and I did feel some motherly pride, watching them head out on the road with Harvey. A few weeks ago, they were just babies, barely able to finish one cup of coffee while Harvey and I were on our fourth and fifth cups, respectively. Yes, I can definitely feel it, the end of the summer, when the majority of our interns head back to school or to the big, wide, world addicted to coffee, and hopefully, a little wiser. But we won’t be totally alone…
Rio will be coming back (we’ve been following her travels back North through Facebook), and also, Brittany, a new intern from my alma mater will be joining the Cap Time crew for the time being. No new animals have joined the menagerie from last count, so it’ll be pretty quiet here for awhile at Cap Time, but there’s still lots going on.
Our editor is using your feedback from the audience participation screenings to make an even better film, and hopefully, we’ll have the latest cut in time to show in Laramie, WY on August 25th. Harvey and I will be joining in on that screening through Skype, which is a first, and hopefully not a last! With Skype-ability, we can be in all sorts of places without having to leave the office, and our dogs, behind. We can reach more and more people this way, and start conversations all over the world that will lead to dyslexia awareness, and changes in policy and education! But first…another cup of coffee.