Internship at referenz film

As we receive many inquiries con­cern­ing intern­ships at ref­erenz film, you find some use­ful infor­ma­tion below:


What kinds of internships are offered?

Intern­ships are pos­si­ble in the areas graphic/layout (media designer for dig­i­tal and printed media), audio-visual media/ cam­era (media designer for audio-visual media, film and video edi­tor), as well as in the area office/administration (office admin­is­tra­tor for audio-visual media).

What are the requirements?

Among flex­i­bil­ity and team spirit we expect from you to like an unusual work­place. For intern­ship in the area office/administration we require a basic com­puter lit­er­acy, for intern­ships in the graphic area basics in text and image edit­ing are nec­es­sary. If you are inter­ested in an intern­ship in the area audio-visual media you should be inter­ested in tech­nol­ogy and should dis­pose of a good visual imag­i­na­tion. The min­i­mum age for appli­cants is 18. All appli­cants should be aware of the fol­low­ing: The job does not only require a great deal of incli­na­tion, but also plenty of com­mit­ment, aside the usual 40 hours week.

How long are intern­ships? The dura­tion of intern­ships is vari­able, but the min­i­mum is 6 months. You will gain a deep insight into our work­ing con­di­tions and pro­duc­tion processes. Thereby you have the chance to get us to know – and vice versa.

Vocational education

As we receive many inquiries con­cern­ing voca­tional edu­ca­tion at ref­erenz film, you find some use­ful infor­ma­tion below.

What kinds of voca­tional educ­tions are offered?
In 1999 we received the right to take on trainees from the cham­ber of com­merce and indus­try. We train for the fol­low­ing pro­fes­sions:
· man­age­ment assis­tant for audio-visual media
· media designer for audio-visual media
· film and video edi­tor
· media designer for dig­i­tal and printed media

What are the require­ments?
Among flex­i­bil­ity and team spirit we expect from you to like an unusual work­place. You should have a good high school diploma or, prefer­ably a uni­ver­sity-entrance diploma or a voca­tional bac­calau­re­ate diploma. If you have fur­ther­more com­pleted your 18th year by the begin­ning of the voca­tional edu­ca­tion, just send us an non-bind­ing appli­ca­tion. Voca­tional edu­ca­tions always begin on the 1st of Sep­tem­ber.


Job descriptions

First you will find a gen­eral overview of the par­tic­u­lar pro­fes­sions. After that we will inform you on the accord­ing tasks at ref­erenz film. Please check whether your pro­fes­sional expec­ta­tions meet our require­ments! The infor­ma­tion are to sup­port your pro­fes­sional ori­en­ta­tion and to help you choose the appro­pri­ate pro­fes­sion.

Management Assistant for audio-visual media – in general

Man­age­ment assis­tants for audio-visual media work in media com­pa­nies, espe­cially in the branches TV, radio, film and video pro­duc­tions, music, multi media and cin­ema. They take on com­mer­cial occu­pa­tions in the areas pro­duc­tion organ­i­sa­tion, mar­ket­ing and dis­tri­b­u­tion, or com­pany intern admin­is­tra­tion and con­trol. Office admin­is­tra­tor for audio-visual media know the prod­ucts and ser­vices, as well as the pro­duc­tion forms and processes com­pany intern and extern. In regard to plan­ning, pro­duc­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of audio-visual media, they ful­fil com­mer­cial, organ­i­sa­tional and logis­tic tasks and thereby take into account the cost effec­tive­ness of their actions. Office admin­is­tra­tors for audio-visual media can work in all branches of the media sec­tor. They are in gern­eral respon­si­ble for com­mer­cial and organ­i­sa­tional tasks, as diverse as these may be.

Management Assistant for audio-visual Media – at referenz film
Planning and Organisation:

Provide equip­ment for the company’s pro­duc­tions and orga­nize the use of it.
Plan the use of staff and mate­rial for the media pro­duc­tions.
Con­sider finance schemes and make cal­cu­la­tions.
Buy and com­mer­cial­ize licences and rights, e.g. buy the rights for a piece of music.
Orga­nize distribution/rental of prod­ucts.
Keep con­tacts to sup­pli­ers.
Carry on nego­ti­a­tions with providers and cus­tomers

Marketing and distribution:

Deliver and ana­lyze infor­ma­tion on mar­ket and com­peti­tors.
Con­tribute to the elab­o­ra­tion of mar­ket­ing con­cepts.
Mar­ket media prod­ucts and ser­vices of the own com­pany.
Draw up quo­ta­tions.
Employ and use of mod­ern infor­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems.
Bookkeeping/ tasks of accoun­tancy
Account man­ag­ing
Han­dle pay­ment processes
Observe pay­ment dates
Cal­cu­late charges and licences
At ref­erenz film man­age­ment assis­tants for audio-visual media get in touch with many peo­ple. Their work­place is the office.

Media Designer for audio-visual Media – in general

Media design­ers for audio-visual media work at insti­tu­tions for film or tele­vi­sion, e.g. at radio or TV broad­cast­ing sta­tions, or at film or audio edit­ing com­pa­nies. Accord­ing to type, size and struc­ture of the com­pany they work in pro­duc­tion rooms, stu­dios or at chang­ing work­ing places. Media design­ers for audio-visual media are qual­i­fied for elec­tronic pro­duc­tion and design of audio-visual media, e.g. news­casts, TV-shows, doc­u­men­taries, radio plays, ads, instruc­tional films, music clips and prod­ucts of multi media.

Media designer for audio-visual media – at referenz film

The main task of media designer for audio-visual media at our com­pany is the work with the cam­era.
Pro­duce footage and audio record­ings alone (cam­era oper­at­ing) alone or in the team (cam­era assis­tance).
Posi­tion the cam­era accord­ing to edi­to­rial guide­li­nes and light the sce­nes.
Real­ize shoot­ings
Con­trol the audio record­ings accord­ing to edi­to­rial guide­li­nes, in par­tic­u­lar select and posi­tion micro­phones, con­nect cam­era and audio record­ing devices, con­trol the record­ing level, mix and record the sound.
Dis­man­tle the devices after the shots/ record­ings and – if nec­es­sary — return them to the rental firm.
Check the shots/ record­ings in regard to tech­ni­cal fault­less­ness and com­plete­ness.
Select and provide the nec­es­sary devices punc­tu­ally, hold ready tapes, cables and other required mate­ri­als.
Sift and exam­ine the shots/recordings

Film and Video Editor – in general

Film and video edi­tors work in the film and tele­vi­sion sec­tor, e.g. in radio and TV broad­cast­ing sta­tions or at film edit­ing com­pa­nies. Their work places are edit­ing rooms, film stu­dios, archives and repos­i­to­ries. Film and video edi­tors orga­nize, exam­ine and treat footage, sound record­ings and scrip­ture mate­ri­als like scripts, treat­ments or sto­ry­boards. They pre­pare film and sound mate­ri­als for the syn­chro­ni­sa­tion of vision and sound, and edit voice, sounds and music accord­ingly. Finally they check and archive the mate­ri­als.

Film and Video Editor – at referenz film

Orga­nize, exam­ine and edit deliv­ered footage, sound record­ings, ani­ma­tions and scrip­tures and ana­lyze them for the edit­ing.
Edit audio and video mate­ri­als.
Cre­ate visual effects.
Select the best shots accord­ing to visual cri­te­ria and also in regard to the pos­si­ble after effects.
Pre­pare the mate­rial for syn­chro­ni­sa­tion and edit voice, sound and music syn­chro­nously.
Work in cut­ting rooms, with elec­tric or dig­i­tal edit­ing sys­tems and visual mix­ing pan­els.
Archive footage and sound record­ings.
Edit images on the mix­ing panel, pay­ing regard to cam­era move­ment, pos­si­ble after effects, stor­age media and other fac­tors.
Select visual and audio mate­ri­als in regard to design­ing and tech­ni­cal qual­ity, and to con­vert it to accord­ing to dra­matur­gi­cal cri­te­ria to a sig­nif­i­cant and, in respect of con­tent, har­mo­nious AV-pro­duct.
Exe­cute for­mat and norm con­ver­sions.

Media Designer for digital and printed Media – in general

Media designer for dig­i­tal and printed media work in adver­tis­ing and mul­ti­me­dia agen­cies, media con­sult­ing com­pa­nies, online and offline media pro­duc­ing com­pa­nies, pub­lish­ing com­pa­nies, pre-print and pre-media com­pa­nies, as well as data tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies, print­ing firms, reprog­ra­phy and micro-gra­phy com­pa­nies. Media designer for dig­i­tal and printed media are con­cerned with the design­ing of infor­ma­tion media, with cus­tomer con­sult­ing, with the cre­ation of con­cepts and are also respon­si­ble for the pro­duc­tion.
The voca­tional edu­ca­tion exists in 4 dif­fer­ent braches. They are as fol­lows:
Media designer for dig­i­tal and printed media – Media con­sult­ing
Media designer for dig­i­tal and printed media – Media design
Media designer for dig­i­tal and printed media – Media oper­at­ing
Media designer for dig­i­tal and printed media – Media tech­nol­ogy

Media designer for digital and printed media – at referenz film

We train for the pro­fes­sions media design/ non-print and media operating/ non-print.
Media design/ non-print:
Con­sult cus­tomers in regard to the design of media prod­ucts.
Cre­ate graph­i­cal con­cepts.
Process text, graph­ics, audio and video data design ori­en­tated for mul­ti­me­dia prod­ucts.
Pre­pare the design for mul­ti­ple using in dif­fer­ent media and issue it on dif­fer­ent data media.
Design cov­ers (for CDs, videos and DVDs), labels and inlays (for CDs and DVD) and sticker.
Cre­ate graph­ics for web sides, intranets, data­bases, CD-roms, film spots and video sequences.
Design lay­outs (e.g. for the user inter­faces of CD-roms).
Cre­ate texts, images, graph­ics, mov­ing pic­tures and sound for mul­ti­me­dia prod­ucts of for the appli­ca­tion in dig­i­tal media.
Media operating/ non-print:
Process text, graphic and audio data for mul­ti­me­dia prod­ucts in regard to tech­nolog.
Pre­pare data for mul­ti­ple using.
Pro­duce ani­ma­tions and visual effects.
Opti­mize data by the accord­ing appli­ca­tions and merge and con­vert them to a media pro­duct, e.g. for inter­ac­tive using.
Cre­ate and pro­duce offline and online pre­sen­ta­tions.
Install hard and soft­ware.


Job applications at referenz film

Only online appli­ca­tions
If you are inter­ested in an intern­ship or a voca­tional edu­ca­tion at ref­erenz film, please send us an appli­ca­tion per e-mail (as Words doc­u­ment or as PDF-file) and add a pass­port pho­tograph. Please don’t send your appli­ca­tion by post. Fur­ther­more, please inform us about any expe­ri­ences you have in pho­tog­ra­phy, film/video or other cre­ative areas. If you have any works, don’t hes­i­tate to show them to us. Please also men­tion in the sub­ject line what you want to apply for and send your appli­ca­tion to:

What will happen next?

You will soon get a feed­back from us, if you are short­listed. So please refrain from call­ing us for more infor­ma­tion.