Jason: Summer In Production

It’s summer! Well at least it almost is for you all right? We’re already coming up on a month of our summer vacation and it has been an incredible month for me.

I’m currently working at a company called Spy Pond Productions. Spy Pond is a documentary production company that has produced films for PBS, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel. The name might not mean much, but let me tell you what I’ve gotten to do and you might be a little more excited.

The company is making a film about James Baker (wiki him to find out more) and my role as a (paid) production assistant has mostly been to research material for the film and assist with interviews for the film. And now I have to name drop here because there’s just no way around it. Three weeks ago I was in NY to help out with our interview with former President Clinton. Last Friday I was in NY again to help out with our interview with Lesley Stahl.

In a few weeks I’ll start work at the Academy of Media Production (AMP) as the Co-program coordinator. For those of you who don’t know, AMP is a four week long summer program that explores all areas of film and television. I graduated from the program in ’09 so I’m really excited to be able to work as one of the camp leaders this summer.

In addition to that I’ve also been hired by the Skating Club of Boston to produce a few different video projects for them! This has already been an awesome experience, learning how to work with clients and create completely original content based off their needs.

What have you got planned for the summer? Tweet me @jasonkashdan and let me know!


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