This afternoon I will be at my alma mater, Monmouth University. The Department of Communication is holding it's annual career day and networking event. I will be there to offer professional guidance to students who are looking for internships or who soon be entering the "real" world. I am also speaking on a panel with other professionals who work in "TV".
I've been a freelancer since the day I graduated. I can't imagine any other lifestyle. Sure, it can be tough and competitive, but that's why you have to have a passion for what you do. Sometimes it feels like I shoot everything under the sun, TV, films, documentaries, corporate videos, commercials… That is why I enjoy being a freelancer. There is so much variety in the type of work I do, and I'm never in the same place for too long. No matter what the production is, to me, it's a new challenge and a new way to use a camera to tell story.
I'm looking forward to being back and hopefully mentoring some passionate students.