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carly_mizzou at 10:18AM, Sept. 6, 2007
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Hello All,
Platinum Studios needs graphic savvy interns for our digital publishing department! This is an UNPAID internship and you will need to be available to come work IN our LA offices a couple days a week. With me so far? Here's some of the skills you'll need to have:

Excellent Photoshop Experience
Other Graphic and Layout Programs a major bonus!
Great Organizational skills and enthusiasm for your work
Familiarity with HTML and web page design and layout
Technical understanding of DrunkDuck.com and a love for web comics!


If you think you have what it takes please send your resume WITH an outstanding cover letter explaining why YOU are the best candidate to:
workforus@platinumstudios.com with the subject line “Digital Publishing Intern”

Feel free to ask any questions in this thread. Good luck guys!


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bongotezz at 11:41AM, Sept. 6, 2007
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well, the commute from buffalo NY is gunna be tough but OK i'll apply. :)
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hpkomic at 12:28AM, Sept. 7, 2007
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Nrgh, almost qualified, I live about an hour and a half to two hours away from you guys, and with it being unpaid, I'd be paying just to hang out with you guys a few days a week. T_T

Sad thing is, I have each of the skills you outlined. This sucks. :(
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ozoneocean at 1:18AM, Sept. 7, 2007
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It's the experience though HP, plus the inside knowledge you'd gain, not to mention doing some networking and stuff! that's worth a bit of $$ in of itself :)
Plus, it's only a few days so you've got enough time to earn money from a normal drab paying job of some sort… or study etc..
 
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bongotezz at 8:34AM, Sept. 7, 2007
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i wish i could apply for this. i meet the requirements and anything with computers i just love. plus i have networking, database experience, and software testing experience which might come in handy there but the 5-6 day commute just ruins it :( so sad now.
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TheMidge28 at 10:11AM, Sept. 7, 2007
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This would be such a great opportunity, but living so far from either location and having a full-time job to pay for a 10 month old and wife and house, relocating doesn't seem like an option. But the funny thing is the 10 month old is more than qualified for the position and has been trained in all programs and her work ethic is phenominal!!! Is there any age restrictions, because she can take the daily commuter flight?
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carly_mizzou at 10:30AM, Sept. 7, 2007
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Yeah it's bummer that there aren't more people in this area. :(
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acadia at 9:35PM, Sept. 7, 2007
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You know, if this were offered as a summer thing, I'd totally be up to it. Been working with Photoshop for, oh, about 7 years now. Excellent? I suppose so. I also have a good deal of design experience. Of COURSE i love webcomics and im fairly organized. Unfortunately, I'm in school as of now (IST major - HTML experience woo!), so no dice for me. =/

I do have a question, though. What do you mean by ‘technical understanding of DD’?

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Terminal at 7:49AM, Sept. 9, 2007
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Here's the irony in this. I live in LA and I'd really love to try out for an internship. Hell, I even know where Studios are located (…past the 405, I think.) I'm good with Photoshop, I'm somewhat obsessive in organization. I have a familiarity with HTML and web page design and layout as well as a technical understanding of DrunkDuck.com and just love webcomics. The irony? I'm much to shy to actually try it. DX
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ozoneocean at 4:02PM, Sept. 9, 2007
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Terminal
The irony? I'm much to shy to actually try it. DX
Don't be silly. Get down there and work! ^_^
 
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matteblack at 4:35PM, Sept. 9, 2007
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Terminal
The irony? I'm much to shy to actually try it.

Don't be shy, we're all fun to work with. You would have a great time, as well as learn a lot.
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j giar at 5:08PM, Sept. 9, 2007
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Damn! Old timer like me I have zero to no skills on PS. Just enough to get myself in trouble..or out. But what a helluva chance to work with a good group of people..the amount of knowledge you'd pick up would be worth every minute…what if I offer up my two kids as slave labor and donate all my organs to Platinum?

“Sometimes to get to the bottom of something, you have to kill your way to the top.”
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ccs1989 at 6:49PM, Sept. 9, 2007
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Terminal
Here's the irony in this. I live in LA and I'd really love to try out for an internship. Hell, I even know where Studios are located (…past the 405, I think.) I'm good with Photoshop, I'm somewhat obsessive in organization. I have a familiarity with HTML and web page design and layout as well as a technical understanding of DrunkDuck.com and just love webcomics. The irony? I'm much to shy to actually try it. DX


No God Damn It. DO IT. Shyness is a defense mechanism! The only way to overcome it is through experience! Besides, Platinum is all adults. They're not friggin high schoolers for gods sakes.

Also if you ARE still in high school just think how good that'll look on a college transcript!

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Red Slayer at 8:25PM, Sept. 9, 2007
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Terminal, i'll give you a dollar if you do it.
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shaneronzio at 6:27AM, Sept. 10, 2007
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Why do they physically have to be there?

this is 2007


Current Project:CROSS WORLDS NEXUS
Updates Monday, Wenzday & FRIDAY
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fern at 11:06AM, Sept. 10, 2007
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I live in LA, but don't seem to meet the requirements.

The only thing I'm good at is telling jokes through my poorly drawn comics and besides, I would be too busy flirting with Carly… with her big beautiful eyes.

o0o0o0o0o!
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Red Slayer at 11:13AM, Sept. 10, 2007
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I live in LA, but don't seem to meet the requirements.

The only thing I'm good at is telling jokes through my poorly drawn comics and besides, I would be too busy flirting with Carly… with her big beautiful eyes.

o0o0o0o0o!
I would too.
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carly_mizzou at 11:34AM, Sept. 10, 2007
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Terminal> WHAT?! too shy? Whatever. We are the dorkiest most un intimidating people on the planet. Well except Dylan, he'd prolly take your hamster and hermetically seal it in a water bottle and laugh at you while you cry about your poor sad trapped little hamster. he's mean like that ;)

When I say excellent photoshop skills I don't mean you have to know EVERYTHING. We just need people who are good at altering images and creating art.

Technical understanding of Drunk Duck? I mean that you understand that DD is a web comics hosting community, and you can figure out how to use it. Meaning if you're here, you meet that requirement (unless your mom like has to log you on and upload your stuff)

DON'T BE SHY! SEND US YOUR RESUME! really guys there's nothing to loose, and as long as you meet the basics we are willing to work with you. This IS a learning experience.
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kawaiidaigakusei at 12:16PM, Sept. 10, 2007
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Hi Carly,

I'm just inquiring a few things about this internship since I live three miles away from the studio.

How many internship positions are available?
What is the general range of hours you expect people to work?
Is it only Monday-Friday or is also open on the weekends?
What level of HTML experience are you looking for in prospective candidates?

Thank you,

Claire
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carly_mizzou at 12:56PM, Sept. 10, 2007
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Kawaiidaigakusei>
Currently there are two internships available
The days and hours are up to you, we can work with what your schedule will allow
We are not open on weekends (you crazy girl?) ^_^
Basic HTML is okay. If you can alter a template here on DD that's good enough.

Additional questions?
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TheMidge28 at 1:16PM, Sept. 10, 2007
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carly_mizzou
Additional questions?

Has Platinum Studios and DD perfected teleportation technology?
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carly_mizzou at 2:16PM, Sept. 10, 2007
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No we haven't but we're working on it. It's actually a high priority with all the traveling we do as I can't sit still for more than 5.8 seconds.
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subcultured at 2:31PM, Sept. 10, 2007
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from what i see on the duckcam, it looks like a fun place to work



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Bekefel at 2:57PM, Sept. 10, 2007
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fern
I live nowhere near LA, but don't seem to meet the requirements.

The only thing I'm good at is telling jokes through my poorly drawn comics and besides, I would be too busy flirting with Carly… with her big beautiful eyes.

o0o0o0o0o!
Please, please, you give me too little credit.
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TheMidge28 at 4:53PM, Sept. 10, 2007
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Carly
on Teleportation Technology development: No we haven't but we're working on it. It's actually a high priority with all the traveling we do as I can't sit still for more than 5.8 seconds.

subcultured


Um…can you speed it up!?!
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 6:04PM, Sept. 10, 2007
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Why do they physically have to be there?

this is 2007
QFT
i will also like to know you the more
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Jason Embury at 6:57PM, Sept. 11, 2007
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carly_mizzou
Terminal> WHAT?! too shy? Whatever. We are the dorkiest most un intimidating people on the planet. Well except Dylan, he'd prolly take your hamster and hermetically seal it in a water bottle and laugh at you while you cry about your poor sad trapped little hamster. he's mean like that ;)

a good opportunity to be sure, and I'm really just chiming in to say that I totally disagree about them being the most un-intimidating, dorkiest people on the planet. especially that Carly Mizzou and that Matt dude ;) Of course, the REAL person who holds that title would be me. Not only dorky, but OLD to go with un-intimidating, and hermit like. Someone should jump on this, it would likely be a blast!
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Enef at 9:13AM, Sept. 12, 2007
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If i weren't across an ocean, severely lazy and just not caring enough to actually put my HTML knowledge to actual use, i'd be there.


Also, Breasts.
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ccs1989 at 1:20PM, Sept. 12, 2007
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shaneronzio
Why do they physically have to be there?

this is 2007
QFT

Because human interaction, despite what the internet has tried to reprogram us to think, is actually quite important. Plus you get to network at the same time. If you're just on a work for hire basis (only in this case without the pay) it doesn't really benefit you as much.
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