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Golden Bull ready for her close-up

Jocelyn Stanley ’19 is an interdisciplinary studies major who plans to attend graduate school for film. To further that end, she is completing a semester-long internship with Susie Films, a Charlotte-based movie production company.

The internship, which began in August 2018, has Stanley working as a production assistant.

“I help out anywhere it’s needed,” Stanley said. “I do research for productions, I’ve done voiceover work, and I help on documentary shoots. I’m learning everything that goes into the production of a shoot while also picking up different shooting and editing techniques.”

She heard about the internship by Googling the company, then learned more from a fellow classmate who works with the company. She’s grateful to them, as well as to Sitara Sadler, associate professor of video and film production, and Stanley’s mentor in film.

“Professor Sadler helps me understand the fundamentals that are required to be successful in this industry, as well as how I can work more efficiently. In this field, time is money,” Stanley said.

The busy senior is vice president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Delta Chapter; a member of the Psi Rho Alpha Visual and Performing Arts Honor Society; part of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society; was inducted in Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society; sits on the Pre-Alumni Council and is an Official Student Leader captain.

“I aim to build a network of like-minded individuals while getting hands on experience in the film production industry,” Stanley said. “I’m learning on-set strategies that work in real time, that I couldn’t get from a classroom alone.”

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