My New York Television Festival Experience

My New York Television Festival Experience

I recently spent a week in the big city as an official artist in the New York Television Festival (NYTVF). This festival has been designed to give independent content creators an opportunity to showcase their projects to their peers and many industry partners. Over the  years, this festival has attracted a number of notable network partners. I personally entered my project, “Jen the Body Painter” in both the A&E and Lifetime unscripted pipeline contests.

2S8A9655-1024x683During a week of previews and premiers, all of the official artist had an opportunity to sit and hear from many industry executives about navigating the rocky road to getting your project seen and developed by a network. In the picture shown to the left, an A&E executive talks about what he and his team look for during a pitch.

I encourage anybody who has ever been interested in writing for TV or directing short films to take a look at this festival. At the onset of the festival, the organizers told us during orientation that there will be 26 deals given out by the end of the week. That is huge for the many producers, directors and talent who traveled to New York from all over the country. Stay tuned for updates on Jen the Body painter .

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Am I a Blogger?

Am I a Blogger?

I’m going to make a good effort to blog at least every other day about the media related activities that I get involved in with my job at NASA and my photography and video business. Blogging is something new for me since I don’t write as often as I should. The most you’ll see from me is a post on my facebook page about how my kids managed to open the safety gate and pull the toilet paper off the reel. But I’m going to try and keep this blog informative and full of images and video. I want you to see what I see and get a good look at what I do as a hobby. Not that I think my life is that interesting, but I do get to travel and see some stuff that makes me say, “wow” from time to time. See, I didn’t go to college to become a videographer or a photographer. My degree is in Public Relations. I started shooting videos as a hobby while I was a freshman at Hampton University. Many of my classmates could tell you stories about how I use to go across the campus and shoot videos of almost anything. Now I travel throughout the country and internationally to shoot video and photography of some very interesting people, places and things. Stay tuned to this blog for my next post on the roll out of the last space shuttle orbiter, Atlantis, which is headed to its final stop at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Until then, here are a few shots from our shoot at the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center.
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Destination: Puerto Rico

Destination: Puerto Rico

I most recently had the opportunity to travel to to Puerto Rico to film the wedding of Yamil & Marilu Garcia. This lovely couple has a 34 year old love story that you have to hear to believe. In this case, you’ll be able to see this love story unfold as well. We spent nearly a week on the island and traveled to some of their old hang outs to eat, drink the best mojitos and party with family. Here ‘s their story told in their own words.