Monday, September 30, 2013

Welcome Aurora's Fall Semester Interns

At our events you might notice a rotating team of young faces that assist us each semester, but what you don't see is their kick ass help during office hours, or behind the screens as we like to call it.  These volunteer interns are future media arts professionals and media artists, and we are so appreciative of their help in keeping our small but mighty engine tuned up and moving along.  From administrative duties, research projects, education assistance and screening management, these young professionals are learning the ropes to help them succeed in their future endeavors, while also being an important backbone to Aurora's operations today.

This semester we are pleased to welcome the following interns:

Tyler Thomas is a Houstonian native and is 24 years old. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Radio/Television/Film. Tyler is interested in experimental and video art of all varieties and considers it a great honor to be involved with Aurora Picture Show. While away from Aurora, he occupies his time with professional cat herding and selling endless amounts of romance novels to customers at Half Price Books. His interests outside of the work sphere include coffee consumption, playing lovely music on the bass, swimming, and collecting records. 

Zondra Victor is a 20-year old senior at the University of Houston. She is majoring in Media Production and minoring in French. She hopes to use the knowledge she is learning from her studies to become a successful screenwriter in the future. In her spare time, Zondra dances, listens to a variety of music genres, and volunteers. She was attracted to Aurora for many reasons, but the main one was that they both share the spirit of giving back to the community. More fun facts about Zondra: her favorite color is purple, she’s a chocoholic, and prefers dogs over cats.  

My name is Malik Waldon, I’m 18 years old and currently studying film at the Art Institute of Houston. I love film photography, anime and experimental film. I’ve loved movies for longer than I can remember. In high school I won the emerging filmmaker award. I started interning at Aurora while I was at Hightower Highschool. This is my second internship here and I’m ready to learn more. I had a film shown in the Houston is So Hot screening here at Aurora. It was the first time I had seen anything that I had done on the big screen. I want that feeling again - it was great.

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