Getty Marrow Media Arts Intern

Company Name: 

Japanese American National Museum


100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact Name: 

HR Department


Job Description: 

The Getty MUI Media Arts intern will work in the Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center (MAC), which is dedicated to furthering JANM’s mission through unique documentaries, innovative exhibition components, and video life histories that preserve and share the Japanese American experience. The Intern will participate in the creation of media components for the museum's upcoming films & exhibitions, educational/public programs, and website, social media, and YouTube channel. In addition, they will experience developing and producing their own short film/Capstone Project in line with JANM’s mission.  They will receive hands-on experience and training in preproduction development, cameras, sound, lighting, livestreaming, editing software, motion graphics, and archival media formats.

Upcoming Exhibition Media Content:

1. Reimagined Core Story: JANM’s redesigned main exhibit looking at Japanese American history from immigration to today will feature many new media components, including installation pieces tied to specific artifacts, videos of modern day solidarity and protest, and short documentaries focused on cross generational stories.

2. Nikkei Car Culture: This exhibit explores the impact Japanese Americans had on the Southern California car scene, from box car racing and car clubs in the fifties, to the rise of import/tuner culture in the eighties and nineties, to the reappreciation of Japanese classic cars today.  The media components will include interviews with car aficionados from multiple decades, footage of classic car shows, and archival racing footage.

For all of these projects, the intern will assist in conducting research and interviews, scouting and shooting B-roll footage, transcription, logging clips, digitization of archival materials, and editing, all of which will significantly contribute to the final pieces.

Media Arts Intern Requirements: Video editing experience (using Final Cut Pro X and/or Premiere Pro) and experience with video cameras is strongly recommended. Competency in digitization/digital asset management, including scanning and editing photographs in Photoshop is desired. Strong research and written communication skills are critical. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are essential. Familiar with Google Suite and MS Office.

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