- I can effectively collaborate with diverse teams.
- I can develop innovative and creative solutions for projects.
- I am self-taught in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.
1 Learning Target
I can improve my approach to conflict resolution.
Short Intro. Hey there! My name is Faina Gordover, and I am pursuing my degree in Television and Radio with an interest in (or addiction to) social media and media production.
Where Have I Been? I have been a student at Brooklyn College for 4 years, where I worked on several campus projects and at the Magner Career Center as a Social Media/Communications intern (1 year!) I worked as a segment producer on The Julianna Forlano Show, and as a Layout Editor at The Brooklyn College Excelsior newspaper.
Where Am I Now? I am working as the Social Media/Communications intern at the Magner Career Center, and as a Social Media intern at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. I joined COOP because I would love to gain experience in digital marketing and develop a professional community with fellow peers.
Where Am I Going? I would love to work in an agency or create my own media agency that caters to college students breaking into the arts, whether it's film, music, art, or dance. "Making it" into the creative media industry is difficult and usually expensive. I want to provide creative college students my social media services to gain audiences for them.
On-demand music streaming services have seen a large boom in the last year, and Spotify is spearheading this trend. Their service allows new musicians to partner with them and create their own Artist pages. As paid subscriptions increase, Spotify runs ahead of Apple Music.
Droga5 has had a very successful year according to Ad Age, and the UIX/UD on their website is phenomenal. Their video projects, like Clearasil's "We know acne, we don't know teens" is fresh and creative. The internship program is highly competitive, and I can understand why.
"Create whatever you want to create," - Elizabeth Gilbert
As a social media intern for the Magner Career Center at Brooklyn College, the director of the center asked me to work on promotional video content similar to a commercial. My co-worker and I developed an entire narrative that would include student engagement on the project, but the director rejected that idea and wanted a text-based video. Because I still wanted to retain the dynamic quality of our original video ideas, I taught myself Adobe Premiere Pro over the course of a week in my free time to create moving text and more visual effects that would keep students’ attention. I created a quick 50 second video and the office approved the project. The director of the center loved the video and shared it across all Brooklyn College faculty to show to their classes at the start of the semester. The Associate Provost and the Office of Communications also loved the video. My integration of the director’s needs and my personal creative ideas led to a project that was approved by a larger audience.