Where it all started
My interest in videography began in my high school digital-media class. This class introduced me to cameras, editing, and my personal favorite, drones. I was able to work on many school video projects including auction videos, football hype videos, and annual retreat videos. Throughout these experiences, my interest in videography turned into a passion.
The next step
By the end of high school, I knew I would love to create videos for a living. I decided to pursue this dream in a field I had been immersed in growing up, sports. I was speechless when I toured 12 Man Productions $11.8 million facility at Texas A&M. I knew immediately this special place could get me to where I wanted to be.
YEAR 1- Rookie of the Year
During my first semester at 12th Man Productions, I started in broadcast. I ran a handheld floor camera for volleyball and basketball games that aired digitally on ESPN +. With practice, I was assigned to these same responsibilities for linear broadcasts on the SEC Network. Continuing into spring, I worked with the baseball team in a post-production role. I thrived in this area. I got to help create intro videos, series recap videos, and shoot most home games and 2 away games. At the end of year 1, I was recognized as the "2018-2019 12th Man Productions Rookie of the Year".
YEAR 2- Student of the Year
While broadcast was a great experience, I wanted to elevate my post-production skills. This year I transitioned completely into a post-production role. My fall semester started by working on The Pulse Crew for football. I shot on gamedays and created short, cinematic recaps posted on social media the day after the game. My footage was also used to support Texas A&M Football's weekly TV show, The Pulse. After football ended, I had similar responsibilities for Men's Basketball. I traveled and created recap videos for social media and created content for in-venue big screen shows. I also gained exposure to shooting on a cinema camera, the Panasonic EVA 1. In just 2 years, I accomplished more than I ever dreamed to accomplish throughout my entire college career at 12th Man Productions. At the end of year 2, I was recognized as the "2019-2020 12th Man Productions Student of the Year".
YEAR 3- Post-Production Student of the Year
After an entire year of focus on post-production, my 3rd year at 12th Man Productions introduced me to some big assignments and responsibilities. In the fall, I co-produced, directed, and edited the intro to Texas A&M's weekly football show The Pulse. This 30 second intro would begin each episode and prefaced the show's overall style and production quality. During the football season, I was assigned to creating 24-hour cinematic recaps of home wins. This series allowed me to flex my creative muscles. I pushed myself to learn After Effects and include motion graphics in each video. I was privileged to travel with our men's basketball program for my second year during an unprecedented season. I continued to foster relationships with athletes and coaches and explored creative solutions during downtime in the season. At the end of year 3, I was recognized as the "2020-2021 12th Man Productions Post-Production Student of the Year". Following the school year, I accepted an offer to participate in the 2021 NFL Films Summer Internship Program as a Cinematography Intern.