Today’s very special blog post comes from our summer intern, Kaitlin McKinnon.
Hi, I’m Kaitlin. I just graduated from high school and I’m an intern here at Microsoft on the Business Online Services Group (BOSG). I’m stoked to be interning here and I work with the Community team, including two of the bloggers here: Jim Glynn and Josh Topal (JT_MSFT).
As an intern here, one of my jobs is to create and edit videos for the Microsoft Online Services YouTube channel. I love making YouTube videos with my friends for fun, so the fact that I get to do what I love here at Microsoft is unbelievable!
This video I created, with the help of my mentor, Josh, tells viewers what BPOS is and what its services have to offer. I had the privilege of interviewing some Microsoft employees who work on BPOS to hear what they had to say (who knows BPOS better than the people who created it?). They were passionate and equally as excited about the product they work on, something I’ve found to be very common here at Microsoft.
Personally, it was such a terrific opportunity to sit down with Microsoft employees one-on-one and talk about what they do here at Microsoft. I shot roughly two hours’ worth of interviews and unfortunately, I had to cut this video down to less than five minutes to maintain its fluidity. Something that isn’t included in the video is the great conversations I had with each person. I got to learn about their lives working at Microsoft, their backgrounds and hobbies, as well as some of their unique talents (one employee can stick his entire fist in his mouth, no joke).
Needless to say, the numerous employees who work on BPOS are an awesome group of people. If you use BPOS, rest assured you have an incredible team here at Microsoft; they’ve got you covered.
Nice Kaitlin! What did you use to make the video?
Hi Brett! Thanks!
The editing software I used was Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.
I shot the footage with a Canon HD Vixia HFS10.