Author Archives: Qian Li

Video Editing Intern Wanted

Contact: Alison Weinlaeder (Midd ’06)


My name is Alison Weinlaeder (Midd ’06) and I’m starting up a small online wellness company in St. Paul, Minnesota. I’m seeking a Middlebury student intern to support editing video content to be uploaded to the company website. The intern should have familiarity with video editing software and is welcome to use whatever software they prefer. All footage has already been shot, student intern will work to edit and add graphics, voiceover content, etc. If interested, the student could also support development of photos and written content for the website (set to launch April 2020). This is a very exciting opportunity for someone interested in helping a brand new company launch.

Interns who have interest in film, video editing, fitness, wellness, and neuroscience will find this experience particularly rewarding. Anticipate 10-12 hours/week but can be flexible. Position is 100% remote, so you can work where and when you want. Desired dates are mid-Feb through May 2020, and also summer 2020. Currently unpaid, but we are happy to work with Middlebury if you would like to receive credit for the experience. Has potential to become a paid freelance position in the future for the right candidate. Please feel free to email Alison Weinlaeder at if you have questions.

Videographer and Editor Wanted

Contact: John Mahoney 

Phone: 802-238-0827


Last summer there was an auction of a large farm in Addison County. On my phone I recorded some video and photos of the day’s events. I would like to assemble them in a narrative that might be several minutes long. Ideally I would like to include some titles and perhaps some voice narration. It’s conceivable the project could expand beyond the studio and even involve more filming/interviews. I am a retired schoolteacher and have a good deal of flexibility with my schedule. I have no experience in documentary filmmaking but I am looking forward to getting started. I don’t have a budget per se but am willing to compensate at whatever the appropriate hourly rate is.


Access Privileges: Must have taken the Basic Sound Workshop taught by Ethan and Qian

Overview: The MixPre-3 is a portable multitrack recorder/mixer and all­-in-­one 5-­in 2-­out USB interface, with three Kashmir microphone inputs, which captures high quality audio in the field, on set, or at home, with or without a computer.

The MixPre-3 II features

  • 24-bit with sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz.
  • In-unit gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion, phantom power, and ISO mixing.
  • Rugged enough for all applications, light enough for bag use and mobile recording. Includes a MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included) and Y-Cable USB-C to 2 USB-A.
  • Record to an SD card or stream audio to your computer via USB
  • Three ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with analog limiters capture high quality audio in the field, on set, or at home, with or without a computer.
  • Powerful 300 mW+300 mW headphone amp allows you to easily hear over loud sounds.

Other Resources:

User Guide

Quick Start Guide

New Addition – Sony – Sigma Art Lens

Our first big addition to the cage this summer is the Sony Sigma Art Lens Kit. This kit includes seven high-speed prime lenses that have earned a nice reputation over the last few years. Our kit includes the 14mm f/1.8, 24mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, 70mm f/2.8 Macro, 85mm f/1.4, and 135mm f/1.8. Each lens has a fast maximum aperture to help with low light levels and each produces a beautiful image. The 14mm is the widest lens that we offer and the 70mm is a macro lens to get that telephoto look in an extreme close-up while being able to get physically close to your subject.

These lenses are manufactured as a sony e-mount lens and will only be available for checkout with the Sony FS5 and FS7 cameras. They are an advanced lens kit and will be prioritized for upper level production courses.

If you’r interested in using these lenses for a project, keep your eye on the Workshop Calendar. The workshop will be paired with other advanced lenses in the equipment room and should take about 1.5-2 hours.