Job: Audio Assistant/A2 and Studio Crew (Season 3)
Sing That Thing is a WGBH studio television production that highlights various choral groups in the Boston area. I helped out as an A2 and a grip for the Season 3 production. My tasks included helping load-in the different performance groups for this competitive show, as well as help the audio team with mic'ing the stage and audience. Throughout this production I had the honor of working with the WGBH staff, helping them as I learned the ins and outs of studio television production.
To learn more about Sing That Thing, feel free to visit their website here!
Sing That Thing! Season 3 Promo
Job: Audio Engineer (September, 2016 - December 2017)
Emerson Productions is a part of Emerson College that specializes in video production, serving both the Emerson Community as well as outside organizations with their video production needs. We have helped Emerson College with various video productions, whether they have been tribute videos, commencement exercises, or guest lectures, and we have also assisted various nonprofit organizations with more modest projects.
As an Audio Engineer for Emerson Productions, it is my job to make sure all of the audio needs for each film shoot is taken care of. This means that I am responsible for preparing the equipment, miking the talent, and recording clear and audible dialog, among many other things.
Emerson Productions Demo Reel
The EVVY Awards
Job: Co-Audio Manager for The 36th and 37th Annual EVVY Awards
The EVVY Awards is a collaborative awards show that is run by 200+ students in Emerson College, making it the largest student-produced, multi-camera, live switch production in the nation. I participated as one of the two Audio Managers for both the 36th and 37th shows, as well as the Assistant Audio Manager for the 34th and 35th show. As an Audio Manager, it is my job to make sure that both the in-house and broadcast audio are working properly, communicate with the other departments of the show, and make sure that the show goes smoothly from an audio perspective. For example, this production required me to work with the creative teams in order to design sound effects or record the various performances, as well as the technical teams to coordinate wireless frequencies and how to set up our system without getting in each other's way. However, these are only a few examples of the tasks I carried out as an audio manager on these productions, as the full list would take ages to write out.
At Blindlight, my main responsibility is researching talent for potential casting opportunities, as well as keeping the list of talent we already have organized and their information up to date. In addition to this, I also clean up the audio for all of their auditions and sync them together with the video, making sure that each clip is cleaned before it is sent to the creative team we are working with.
Job: Theater Technician (,January, 2016 - May, 2017)
Lead Technician (May, 2017 - December, 2017)
The Cabaret Theater is a small black-box theater run by Emerson College. It is rented out by various student organizations, including (but not limited to) theater troupes, comedy troupes, acapella troupes, etc. It serves a wide variety of purposes, with the most noteworthy being the different theater productions or musical performances that occur in the theater.
As an employee, I must be prepared to help set up and strike any production that occurs in the theater. This means that I must work with the lighting designer in order to set up lights and record cues, the audio designer in order to set levels for sound effects, scenic designers in order to help dress the set, as well as help assist with any other problems the production runs into. I also need to be able to troubleshoot the various aspects of the theater, whether that is replace the bulb in a broken lighting instrument or follow the signal path in our audio system in order to find where the system is dropping signal.
Job: Live Mix Engineer (September, 2015 - Present Day)
WERS 88.9FM is a local Boston radio station, affiliated with Emerson College and is run primarily by students. As part of the Live Mix Engineering Team, I help record, mix, edit, and re-master performances that come to our studio in order to play on our station. These performances can be live or pre-recorded, and range from singer/songwriters to full ensembles.
The Baylor Project Live in WERS Studio
Strangeways "North Star" Live in WERS Studio
Center for Creative Education
Job: Media Arts Intern (June, 2017 - August, 2017)
While at the Center for Creative Education (CCE), I helped run and manage their theatre space as well as their new recording studio. I also helped teach the students at CCE, showing them how to operate the audio equipment that CCE has in their facilities. This all resulted in me helping record different performances in their studio too, giving me more insight into the music recording industry and process.
If you would like to learn more about the Center for Creative Education, visit their website here!
Job: Production Intern (September, 2017 - December, 2017)
During the fall of 2017, I had the opportunity to work on the most watched PBS show: Antique Roadshow. As the production intern, my tasks consisted of, but were not limited to, logging footage, sitting in on editing and mixing sessions, getting in contact with vendors and venues, and helping around the office. While interning there, I also had the opportunity to help with one of the shoots for an episode, which was an amazing experience! While on set I helped the scenic team set up, the OTS group film the over-the-shoulder appraisals, and answered whatever questions guests may have had.
Job: Production Intern (January, 2018 - May, 2018)
At Boardwalk Pictures I am responsible for assisting the production staff with their different tasks. This could be anywhere from organizing their server and documents to helping research different locations for film shoots. In addition to this, I am also responsible for making various runs for the team, whether that is for office supplies or camera gear. I also help with the accounting department, scanning and copying different documents for them and organizing purchase orders.
Job: Utility (September, 2017 - December, 2017)
As a utility for Ming Entertainment I worked on various ESPN and ABC Sports games. While here, I would set up broadcast trucks, run cables, and strike the cameras and broadcast systems. In addition to this, I also helped the camera operators during the game, whether it was coiling their cable snakes or clearing the path so they could get a shot that the director wanted.