We love our interns. We love listening to their perspectives and the way they see the world. We love helping them hone their skills as they learn about what it takes to make a documentary film. We also love hearing about all of their adventures after they leave us to pursue their dreams. Which is why we would love to meet you!
"As a person with a passion for filmmaking and social justice, interning at Aubin was an extremely fulfilling and educational experience. I learned more about the major and minor details that go into the production and post-production stages of activist documentary filmmaking, things that I will always carry with me. I transcribed hours of footage of the #blacklivesmatter movement in Ohio, audio that I was excited to listen to and learn from every day. One of my favorite days, although I enjoyed all of my days working in the office, was when I was sent to drop off a hard drive at one of the cinematographers’ homes. She welcomed me inside, offered me a seat, and, as an extremely experienced cinematographer, gave me advice on how to move forward in the film world. I feel so lucky to have been given the opportunity to work at Aubin, for these treasured experiences, to have received the knowledge and advice that has been given to me from Cat and her crew, and to have fostered long-lasting connections." (Life update: Emily is in her second year of college and doing great things!)
"This internship has been awesome because I'm able to keep myself updated with the important topics and events going on in the real world, and engage others, as well. It's really exciting to be involved with current events, and to blend my interests and skills in photography and social justice into Aubin's blogs, website, and social media outreach. Working with Aubin has given me many opportunities to explore, and learn more about my own skills as well as what's going on in the world." (Life Update: Crystal in her first year of college and studying photography & social justice!)
"Working at Aubin gave me a fresh perspective on the stories people carry. The interdisciplinary nature of the work combined social justice, film and journalism in new and creative ways. I always left work knowing something new and interesting about people from all different backgrounds. Through helping run the blog and social media outlets to providing transcriptions for raw interviews, I was able to learn about the documentary production process in all its phases. " (Life update: Yurema is in her first year of college and studying media & social justice!)
"I started interning at Aubin Pictures towards the end of my senior year in high school and I am not exaggerating when I say I acquired more technical skills during my first month here than throughout my entire high school career. As an intern my job entailed things like transcribing footage, shipping out packages, keeping up with social media (FB, Twitter, IG), researching grants and festivals, and just basic behind-the-scene support on upcoming documentaries. At Aubin I learned things that not only benefit me career wise, but for everyday life as well." (Life update: Ratha has been with Aubin for 2 years now and is currently our Office Assistant!)
"As an intern at Aubin Pictures, I've gotten the opportunity to assist with transcribing raw footage, festival research, reel editing, the art of subtitles, pulling and logging online footage, production work, and general office tasks. I'm really happy to work with such a supportive and skilled group of people while contributing to documentaries that enlighten and educate audiences everywhere. This has given me a unique behind-the-scenes look at the filmmaking process of major feature documentaries and the wonderful pleasure of working in an office environment that takes such a forward-thinking and inclusive approach to discussing and exploring important cultural and social changes that are shaping our history. " (Life update: Katherine currently works as our Production Assistant!)
AUBIN PICTURES is a not-for-profit documentary media production company focusing on strategic and sustainable social transformation, arts and culture, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, and the environment. Its films have premiered at numerous festivals such as Sundance, the Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca, SXSW, the Seattle International Film Festival, and AFI Fest. Aubin Pictures’ most recent project – Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (SXSW, theatrical release, PBS broadcast; Emmy nomination) – focuses on the life, art, and philosophies of choreographer Elizabeth Streb, who is known as the Evel Knievel of dance and will be released in theaters this fall. Previous Aubin productions include What’s On Your Plate?, a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics (premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, shown on Discovery Channel’s Planet Green and screened nationwide); Motherland Afghanistan (AFI Fest Official Selection; PBS broadcast); and A Touch of Greatness (Best Documentary Award, Hamptons Film Festival, PBS broadcast; Emmy nomination). In addition to producing films, Aubin works to create and maintain national and global networks for social change in relation to all of its projects.
Catherine Gund, the founder of Aubin Pictures, is an Emmy Award-nominated producer, director, writer and activist. Her media work — which focuses on arts and culture, the environment and health, and other social justice issues — has screened around the world. As a filmmaker who has worked in all aspects of production for 25 years, her interest is in telling stories and finding the details that educate and inspire. In addition to founding Aubin Pictures, she co-founded DIVA-TV, the Third Wave Foundation and was on the founding board of Working Films. She has served on the advisory council for MediaRights.org and as a consultant for the Robeson Fund.