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MTV on-air design intern in New York City

Tyler Naugle '11 (animation)

Posted 04.01.11 by MICA Communications

Tyler Naugle '11
Found internship ...

through a MICA alumna working at MTV, who put me in contact with one of the producers.

I was drawn to this position primarily because I am interested in working with animation for TV. I was also interested in learning about the workload and deadlines for projects.


I was given various projects and ended up finishing a few spots that went on-air. Doing this helped me to learn all that goes into animation for TV, whether it's a small graphic or something that takes up the whole screen. I also ended up acting in a few of their video segments.


I was surprised that TV networks are still transitioning over from tapes to digital files. I realized that it is much easier for individual artists to embrace technological advances than it is for a large network with a long media trail.

Lessons learned:

I think the whole experience gave me confidence that I can operate just as well in a professional environment as in a classroom environment, and I now have skills that I can take to any job. The experience emphasized how extremely important it is to help out your teammates/peers. The image of the team as a whole often depends on your cooperation and willingness to help others on the team.