Steven Wilson

Hometown

Watertown, New York

Degree programs

AOS, Art & Imaging Studies / Visual Communication Studies

Year of graduation

2014

Place of employment

WWNY-TV, Watertown, NY

Job Title

Commercial Producer

Work Responsibilities

I wrote and created 15 to 30 second commercials for the television station about non- profit local events around the Watertown area.I used my computer skills in Adobe a lot. With my experience in Photoshop and non linear editing, I was able to step right in and produce multiple commercials. I did one for Clayton Country Jam, Fireworks in the Park and Fort Drum Petition among others. I worked hard and learned quickly and got some experience with one of the station’s High Definition broadcast field cameras. I always did my best and was positive.

How my career relates to my degree from RIT/NTID

The skills I developed in my computer animation, videography, image manipulation, and typography courses really played a big role in my co-op. And, I had some amazing teachers who inspired me to improve my work and to be willing always to learn more. I see my degree as a stepping stone to my future. I still have a lot more learning to do, but one thing for sure, on co-op, I found something I truly love doing.

Advice

Be proud of who you are because in the end, no barrier will stop you from getting your dream. Go Tigers!

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