University of Pittsburgh

Greetings all,

I began my last post with a similar headline but unfortunately has been quite some since I last updated this blog. With any luck and free time I hope to keep my site fresh while improving my personal writing style. It has been the one element of filmmaking and my life that I have not given the appropriate respect to..

So let’s start! I embarked on many new adventures in the last 6 six months, most notably I accepted a full time position at the University of Pittsburgh. I began back in early October 2012 as a Multimedia Specialist for Pitt’s Division of Student Affairs. It has been a stark contrast from my previous roles in the entertainment and media industry; however, a large majority of my job responsibilities still lie in video production. The sets and equipment are smaller, but it is still rewarding and the accompanying autonomy keeps my honost. I manage a team of 5 interns, and together we create all of the video content for the 10 departments of the division. We broadcast our work on the many digital signage displays located on campus and have organized the aesthetics and layout. Most recently, I have co-managed the expansion project to include a digital display in each of the university’s residence halls.

Aside from my work at Pitt, I am keeping my feet wet in the freelance realm by creating fashion and corporate videos for the national company, rue21. My role in these projects primarily has been editing and I hope in the future, my schedule will allow me to DP for them. A surprise satisfaction recently came when the CEO of this billion dollar corporation took a great interest in the last project I was working on. I look forward to many more projects with them.

Lastly, I hope to collaborate with a group of local media experts to join our production equipment inventory to begin a small rental service to local companies; more on that and future projects later..

Cheers,
Josh

Hanging out with Steelers Defensemen, Brett Keisel and Troy Polamalu

Hanging out with Steelers Defensemen, Brett Keisel and Troy Polamalu

Big chill with Ice-T after filming an event with him.

Big chill with Ice-T after filming an event with him.

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