In September of 2009, we hosted internationally-acclaimed poet Jose Kozer, and in one of his talks, he said that he "measures his life in poems." That makes me think I should start measuring my life in videos. You'll start to see why as you progress through the blog.
I will begin with a video that concluded a series begun the previous year, and that was actor Phillip Winters discussing his role as Art Rooney, Sr. in our summer theatre's production of The Chief.
The next video I'd like to highlight also has a Steelers theme to it. It was the video that played on the big screen at Heinz Field during all home games. This ranks as one of the coolest videos I have ever had the honor making, especially when I saw it play at a Steelers pre-season game.
Once the semester begins, I start documenting many of the campus events that take place, such as...
- Freshmen Move-In Day
- Service to the Community Day
- Founders' Day
- December Commencement
This brings me to the winter of 2012-13, which goes down as one of the most productive and rewarding of my entire video-producing career (professionally and personally).
It begins with a road trip to York, PA, to report on our Wimmer Scholarship Recipient.
All the while, I was producing this informational video about our Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP).
And finally, Fire and Ice: The Saint Vincent Fire of 1963. I can say with all humility that this is the video I will most be remembered for. It was a daunting project that involved collaboration of the highest level with Jerome Oetgen, Albert Oetgen, Jordan Hainsey and Kim Metzgar.
And as I was wrapping production on the fire documentary, I began production on my thesis film for my Master of Fine Arts degree from Chatham University - The Birthday Present.
On evenings and weekends in February and March, I worked diligently on my thesis, while at work, I continued producing videos for...
- Threshold Lecture
- Academic Conference
- Honors Convocation
- Summer Theatre
Because the end product of my work lives on the internet, there is no physical product that I can stack on a shelf, so it is a blog like this that lets me document what I have done.
In putting them all in one place like this, I hope all who helped me can appreciate how much they have done as well.