I briefly worked for a Baton Rouge media startup called The ProGap in the spring of 2016, serving as a production assistant and video editor. While there, I assisted with shooting an instructional video at a prominent cosmetology center, using jibs (cranes) and dollies for cutaway shots while learning more ways to showcase individual products on camera. I also helped with a pilot about disability services.
However, the flagship project for The ProGap is Library Roadshow, a monthly magazine program for my former employer. The public-access series highlights present and future events within the East Baton Rouge Parish Library system–or EBRPL–while also advocating for childhood and adult literacy programs, and offering book and movie recommendations.
Library Roadshow – Author’s Rowe (2016)
Louisiana-based authors congregated at the Jones Creek Regional Library for the annual meet-and-greet with fans. I made a cameo appearance towards the end…
Library Roadshow – May 2016
The above package aired as part of the May 2016 broadcast, in addition to me operating camera #2 for the interview with EBRPL children’s coordinator Pabby Arnold around nine minutes in.
Library Roadshow – June 2016
I assumed the majority of production responsibilities for this episode, rolling cameras and counting down the talent (floor direction). I also edited the package four minutes in, about the large-scale renovations at Bluebonnet, the site of my very first job.
My newfound knowledge of the JVC GY-HM600 news camera would allow a seamless transition into a two-year stint at WVLA Local 33 News, one of my crowning achievements.