Tuesday, May 12, 2015

An Intern's Diary.....

Day 01

When the entire city population complains about the traffic and the trouble of getting to the destination point on time, how lucky am I, if all I have to do to get to office is walk 10 feet across the road? I have been receiving more than a few “Oh I am so jealous of you” looks from people who get stuck in 3 hour traffic jams.  First ever internship, first ever office I step into for some serious work, obviously I was nervous. So this is how my day went…..

A small gate that has a board which says “Studio 33” leads into a flight of stairs. It’s not a tall building, it does not have a security check, it does not have punch in attendance system – it’s a friendly, welcoming building. Studio 33, Bangalore!

The second floor welcomes you with a vibrant orange wall, a small door that opens into a terrace area. A nice shelter, with tables, chairs a few flower pots, a beautiful fish tank, and what caught my attention is a corner with four bean bags and a carom board in the centre! You get a very calm feeling the moment you step into the place. There on a wall hangs a calendar, and a dart board next to it. Clearly my boss not only likes to stick to his deadlines, also is he clear on his aim and focus. Further exploration of the place I found a door inside which, were lots of technical stuff. Starting from laptops printers, scanners, to things related to the shoot, which am not very familiar with, found place there.  Supriya, like me was an intern at Studio 33. As Pranab sat down briefing us about work, the crew walked in. Later part of the day there was a shoot and voice recording that happened with one of our clients, Tanya. She was so amazing – she was doing a documentary on conservation of the Western Ghats.  

The day rolled by, and towards the end I realised it was no normal office. Timings are flexible, no one is going to maul you because you weren’t at your desk at 10am. Also there is no specific cabin for anyone. You work at any space your mood suits best. The typical psychology of the creative minds, where restrictions are laughed at, rules are smirked upon and work is done at each individual’s pace. A coffee to sip on, Wi-Fi to research upon, a game of Jenga to refresh your mind, or just a light chat under the cool breeze near the fish tank. Anything and everything goes. You are free to make yourself a cup of coffee whenever you feel like it, or make a pick from the variety of refreshments you find at the pantry.  Because, it isn’t a corporate office, but a production house!
The work is cool. They assign you the work, and give you all the deadlines. When, where and how you work is not worried upon. As long as the job is done, and up to the satisfactory level, then All Is Well!

You know you love the place you work in, when the work environment is beautiful, the people are amazing and you don’t want to go home yet… I foresee a wonderful month ahead! 

Samyuktha Shenbagaraj

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