Video is such a powerful medium, it's no wonder how the internet is driven by it. From YouTube to TikTok, Instagram to Twitter almost everything you experience on the web has a video component. I've been fascinated by video since childhood, whether that be recording programs onto VHS from the TV or creating fully authored DVDs for my friend's ceremony as their gift. Along with radio, manipulating audio visual content has been a staple in my creative life. In fact, it's been a major component of my professional life for 15 years.
In 2006 I started my first actual paid position working in the cutting edge field of Video Blogging. YouTube was just getting started, and bandwidth was becoming robust enough for many users to enjoy streaming video content. My job was to capture, produce, edit and process the daily content given to us from the reporters at the local newspaper. Along with shooting and editing I was also tasked with creating multiple deliverable video streams at bitrates that anyone could handle, regardless of their connection. This is where I really got to cut my teeth on file formats, containers (we were using Flash - RIP) and conversion techniques. This knowledge has followed me to today, where I still use these fundamentals on a daily basis. This position was not only challenging, but it was also a whole lot of fun.
At ACC I've been working with capturing and broadcasting live events for the past 3 years. This includes everything from groudbreaking ceremonies to regular Board of Trustees meetings. Some of it might be a bit dull, but I feel that it's important work and helps to further the vision of the College.