It was hands-on opportunities to work with cameras and my desire to capture fleeting human moments that eventually evolved into a full-blown passion for aesthetics, photography, videography, and understanding human connections.
Throughout my high school career, I always engrossed myself in entrepreneurship, teamwork, and cameras. By my sophomore year, I earned the position of Director of Media for FRC Robotics Team 1671 - creating all of the team's social media, website, and video content. In 2014, I produced the video which helped Team 1671 qualify for, and later win, the FRC World Championship in St. Louis, MI.
By my junior year, I was under the wing of a fantastic mentor - Dan Pearce: a former television show editor for Technicolor Creative Services in Hollywood and the educator in charge of the Regional Occupational Program's Videography course. The ROP Videography course heavily honed my production and editing skills, leading me to a position of Co-Producer for the Bear News Network, Buchanan High School's bi-weekly video broadcast, which continues to win awards and recognition for it's outstanding production value and entertainment quality.
Currently, I am pursuing a Communications degree at Cal. State Fullerton, with a concentration in Cinema and Television Arts (production) and am expected to graduate in 2021.
Notable recognitions received:
Newscast Award Nominee, NATAS National Student Production Awards, 2017
Best of Show, Slick Rock Film Festival, 2017
Best Original Music Video, Slick Rock Film Festival, 2017
Best News Broadcast, Slick Rock Film Festival, 2017
Best Original Music Video, Slick Rock Film Festival, 2016
Best News Broadcast, Slick Rock Film Festival, 2016