One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had thus far was getting to dive head-first into the world of live newscast production with Capital News Service, the flagship program at the Merrill College of Journalism. From starting out as a camera operator and now running the volunteer-based production crew, it’s spawned a new hobby that I’ve also been able to find outside applications for.
Outside of managing studio operations, directing and technical directing, I also handle some of the graphics work for the show. CNS moved to a new studio in Spring 2020, so I worked to build a new animated logo as well as transition the main assets from a red aesthetic to a blue one. Occasionally, I also build show elements such as weather forecasts or information screens.
If I had to guess, I’ve probably been a part of about a hundred shows as of 2020, so I’m just including the ones from Fall 2019 onwards I directed.
Highlighting the November 20, 2019 show I directed in particular — it won 3rd at the BEA Festival of Media Arts newscast category earlier in 2020.