Enter the “Extern” Q&A! Logan Randolph and Broc Pachesa joined us from Southern Illinois University last week….

Q: What the heck is an “extern,” anyways?

BROC: An extern is the same thing as an internship, except it’s over spring break, not summer vacation, so it’s called an externship.

LOGAN: It’s basically a condensed version of an intern.  SIU has a internship program over several weeks in the summer and an externship over one week during spring break.

Q: Tell us one thing you’ve learned so far.

BROC: I’ve learned that being relaxed versus a stressed out environment is actually more productive and obviously more creative.

LOGAN: I’ve learned how to use Cinema 4D, the in-house animation program for SolidLine.

Q: Tell us one thing you’re hoping to learn before you leave.

BROC: I was hoping to learn more things in Final Cut Pro. However, SLM uses AVID ..

LOGAN: At the very least, I hope to learn some more about contacts within the industry.

Q: You can live in one city for the rest of your life, Carbondale or Chicago. Which one and why?

BROC: Carbondale. Chicago is a temporary place for me. There’s too much infrastructure to be able to function for a long period.

LOGAN: If I had to choose, I’d pick Chicago if only for its variety and size.

Q: What’s your dream job?

BROC: My dream job would be to work production for the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals or the upcoming Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Yes, I’m a huge sports fan (SLM NOTE: ….of the wrong teams *cough* Blackhawks *cough*).

LOGAN: My dream job would have something to do with 3D animation and modeling, either in film, television or gaming.

Q: So you’ve spent a few days in the SLM studio. Be honest – who has the messiest workspace?

BROC: Edward. First day we were supposed to clean up and we didn’t touch his desk because it was so messy.

LOGAN: Justin.

Hope you had a great Spring Break, boys! If you’re interested in an intern or externship at SolidLine Media, send us a message through our “Contact” page!

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