Post Production Intern Post Production Intern

Finish Post Production Finish Post Production

Location Boston, MA
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline 7/10/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate
Contact Information 162 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 292-0082 [email protected]


Our interns experience the workflow and dynamics of a professional post house. They witness the interaction between artists and clients and learn how the entire post-production process unfolds. Interns observe client sessions, as well as unsupervised sessions with artists (Color Correction and VFX). They assist with quality control screenings of DVDs and master tapes before they are released to clients.


Interns learn the importance of client services. Finish is dedicated to catering to clients’ needs. This means keeping them comfortable and happy to continue bringing work back to us. Interns must assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the office, running various errands, and fulfilling client requests such as running for lunch orders or coffee. Interns are expected to maintain an upbeat attitude, an eagerness to learn, and a desire to develop relationships with the staff members. The overall goal is for the intern to feel comfortable in the work place, to gain a well rounded understanding of how the post-production process works, and to make contacts with the staff.


Finish hosts an Intern Trailer Competition every semester. All interns are expected to use this opportunity to work with and learn from our editors, as well as showcase their work. The competition involves cutting a predetermined feature length film into a 60-second trailer. They are expected to manipulate the footage through music, narration, and clever cutting techniques, transforming the movie into a work of an entirely different genre. Interns are given up to three months to edit the trailer, on our editing suites when they are available. During those months, the intern will attend two mandatory sessions with our assistant editor: one meeting to screen their rough cut and explain the creative direction for the trailer, and aNother to show the near-complete cut and receive feedback before the final deadline. These meetings are set up for the intern to personally experience the client-editor relationship, so they can learn to work with constructive criticism and create the product the client desires.