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Cinema Student takes skills to Camp


Caleb Anderson is a junior cinema and media arts student at Anderson University. This summer, Anderson was a media intern at Camp Towanda. This opportunity allowed him to further discover his love for cinema and media arts and gain some great skills during his time there.


As a media intern, Anderson did various media production tasks. Some of his responsibilities included recording daily activities around camp, logging the footage, and editing it together in a weekly montage. He took this internship over other opportunities because he liked the idea of working with kids when not doing media-related things. The biggest thing he learned during his time at Camp Towanda was that “media can drastically change how any situation is perceived,” he said.


AU’s cinema and media arts program is known for giving students hands-on experiences and providing use of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Originally from Fortville, Indiana, Anderson chose to attend Anderson University because his family has a long history with AU. “I had been on AU’s campus every year of my life for camp meetings, so AU just feels like a second home.”


After graduating, Anderson wants to pursue a career in the cinema and media arts field. He feels that this internship has helped prepare him for his future career because it “taught me how to work in a rough environment and how to work consistently for long hours.”


When asked about what helpful information he’d like others to know he shared to “always look for reviews left by past workers that are not provided by the company itself.” When not in class and completing projects for his major, Anderson spends his free time watching movies, television shows, and YouTube videos.

Elleana Ortiz is a senior from Holt, Michigan, majoring in public relations and dance. Elleana is an associate with Fifth Street Communications®, a student-run public relations agency at Anderson University.