About the Author
I am a video production professional with over 10 years experience in the field.My main strengths lay behind the camera, control room equipment, or a linear or non-linear editor. However, I have occasionally been known to step under the lights. Although for many years most of my experience in this field was with newscasting, I have created commercials, documentaries, training videos, and have even dabbled in film-making.
I was previously a student at Eastern Connecticut State University from 2004 to 2008, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications, with a concentration in television production. While in college I was active in the campus’ television club TV 22, where I participated in all aspects of the weekly newscast and for one year produced a pop-culture-oriented game show.
When I am not in back of the camera, or taking my shy steps toward the front of it, I can probably be found in front of a computer. My day job is as a content developer and inbound marketer for TicketNetwork.com, an online ticket marketplace. I also do video work for the company.
I also have an interest in computers in general, thanks to my father’s nearly 14 years in the industry, although our expertises vary; his more geared toward hardware, and mine toward software. I have no shame in saying I’m a huge sci-fi and fantasy nerd; my two favorite book series are “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” (in order of preference). Film-wise, my favorite movie series is Star Wars, with my all-time favorite movie being Return of the Jedi. My fantasy and sci-fi picks do not stop at reading and film, but reach into television. My favorite television series is Stargate: SG1. I’m also an armchair history buff.
I’m not the healthiest guy out there, and I don’t mean in diet or hygiene. Apart from having the very well known chronic disease of Asthma, I also have the less known Crohn’s Disease, which is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I’ve had Asthma for years, since I was young, but I’ve only been diagnosed with Crohn’s since the summer of 2002. It’s been a struggle for me, but I’ve managed to keep it relatively under control thus far. I’m hopeful that I’ll see a cure for both within my lifetime.
Overall, I am just a simple guy trying to find my way in life. I am hoping (and finding) that some of the plans I made for myself starting in my sophomore year of high school are coming to fruition, and I am happy that more than 10 years later, I am still on the same track.