Thursday, September 24, 2015

Aaron Lazar's Internship Experience:

Name: Aaron Lazar
Major: Digital Media Production
Company: Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) - Oshkosh, WI

This past summer I was blessed with a wonderful opportunity to intern with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in Oshkosh, WI. The organization was founded in 1953 by Paul Poberezny and supports recreational flying along with general aviation. EAA has over 1,000 chapters across the United States in addition to chapters in a dozen other countries. Each summer the organization hosts AirVenture, a one week fly-in convention / airshow. Over 10,000 airplanes arrive at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, making it (for a week) the busiest airport in the world.

One of my passions is aviation. I earned my private pilot glider license at age 16, before I could drive. This year marked my fifth AirVenture, so I felt right at home.
My duties as a video intern with EAA varied, but focused mainly on postproduction editing and media management. During the show, I got to take the lead on editing a story about a father and son who flew to Oshkosh from the Isle of Man and two friends who flew their small plane all the way from Argentina. I gained some experience using Adobe Premier and got to work with a very creative team.

The internship was truly a great fit for me. I was able to take some of the skills from school and tie them into something I am passionate about. I feel that Video II and I laid a solid foundation and provided me with key skills needed to succeed as an intern. Living in Wisconsin for the summer was great. I was provided housing right on EAA grounds at the airport. I also had free time to explore, do some scuba diving (my other passion), and make some new friends. What a wonderful summer!


  1. Great job on your internship. I am sure that it was a very fulfilling experience.

  2. Aaron,

    What a great internship experience for you. This will greatly help you in the creation of your Lake Erie documentary and your work on StoryVault (AUTV-20's new documentary series).