After one year at the film school of Chapman University, I transfered to Santa Clara University. in 2004 I graduated from SCU with a BA in communications, emphasis in video production. I originally got interested in this profession when I was a junior in high school and faced with deciding where i wanted to attend college, and in what field. I was a basketball player and planned on playing in college, thus limiting me to D2 or D3 schools. While sitting at the computer filling out applications and trying to find schools to apply to, i had a baseball game on and they showed one of the camera guys, 'hmm, sports videography, what a fun idea.' And so there it was, I wanted to combine my passion and abilities in photography / videography with my love for sports and be a sports videographer.
Well as time and experience went on standing on a platform by myself with a large camera in the heat, rain and wind for hours didn't sound so appealing. Though I still love sports videography and photography my current career lends more towards event videography and editing. I never wanted to sit behind a computer everyday doing the same thing over and over; so since I am now doing mostly editing I am stuck behind a computer all day but the content varies greatly and I get to "visit new places and people" via the footage I am editing.
I am currently in the market of a new HD camera, I currently have a Canon GL2 and I would like to move up a level with my new one.
I have a full wireless microphone setup, 2 lighting kits and full editing capabilities in multiple media formats.
I currently use Avid Xpress Pro for large projects and Adobe Premiere Pro for smaller, quicker projects, (they both have their pros and cons). I am a PC girl, hence no Final Cut Pro....
I am self taught in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, which I excel at.
Please let me know if you have any northern California video needs or advice on HD cameras.