02 Dec Visual Media Intern (DHA-RA)
The intern will support producing, filming, and editing interpretive videos, “shorts,” to showcase lesser-known stories of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. These films (2-5 minutes each) will focus on individuals and stories not traditionally shared in the traditional visitor experience. For example, a video will share the work of Miss Bullard and Miss Obst, John Charles and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr’s personal secretaries and how they functioned as office managers and had some of the longest careers in the firm history, while another video will showcase the materials collection of the Olmsted Archives as key elements in the Olmsted design process. One key video will feature the work from a recently completed Historic Resource Study on the role of the Olmsteds in the creation of the National Park Service. This collection of videos will populate the NPS website as well as the site’s official YouTube channel.
The intern will work with the interpretation and education team to brainstorm, storyboard, and research each film. The intern will be responsible for videography, film editing and production. This will include working with park provided equipment to create original content, while utilizing research and outside resources to supplement the live video work (i.e. including still photos, alternative videos, music, etc.).
This work will support the ongoing work to commemorate the bicentennial of Olmsted’s birth in 2022. Name recognition and awareness is a key goal of the national celebration. This video series will be featured on partner websites as way for people to connect with the Olmsted story in their own way. This project will also increase the reach of the Olmsted story if visitation is still limited due to COVID restrictions.