I currently work at ABC News AND Madison Square Garden in the promos department. If you watch ABC, ESPN, or MSG Networks then there’s a high chance you’ve seen some of my work. At ABC we churn out fabulous products such as: 20/20, World News, What Would You Do?, Good Morning America, This Week w/George Stephanopoulos, Nightline, and a few other shows. Since we are in a news environment that means that we sometimes get very little time to spend on promos, as we are the last stop for promos before they air on TV (crazy, right?). I actually really enjoy working in a fast pace environment, even if it does come at the expense of your sanity sometimes, since it really trains you be ultra efficient and manage projects / stress.
In my day to day job functions I typically use After Effects, Cinema 4d, Photoshop and/or Illustrator. I’ve had a few training sessions for VizRT, if that’s helpful. As a musician I am an Ableton Live user in the event there is ever a need to have sound design. I also have your run of the mill HTML / PHP / MySql skills. I feel like design skills and industry knowledge is something that you have to be constantly trying to improve on a daily basis or you’re going to be left behind, no matter the skill level. The only constant in life is change.
I’m an avid technology fan and I’m constantly reading up on new programs / hardware / design trends / plugins / music, etc. I have a genuine love for basketball (GO SUNS!) and have a passing interest in other sports as well. I somehow find time for many video games and on the weekends you might see me driving around an r/c car or two and/or drinking some nice beer.