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SMPTE Texas Conversations with the Next Generation

Join the Texas Section for the January meeting!

SMPTE Texas Conversations with the Next Generation

Join the Texas Section for the January meeting!

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SMPTE Texas Conversations with the Next Generation

Join the Texas Section for the January zoom meeting on Tuesday, 1/23 at 5 PM CT.

Topics:

  1. Where did your interest in engineering start?
  2. What has been your main resource for education and skills?
  3. How has your formal education been effective in your development?
  4. Where do you see gaps in the education system and how can these gaps be filled?
  5. How are you using your skills today?
  6. Where do you see them being used in the future?

 

Information presented by participants.

Daniel Rodriguez

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Daniel Rodriguez is a renaissance man when it comes to what he can do. Daniel is currently a Radio TV Engineer with KAMU TV/FM in College Station, Texas. A PBS/NPR Member station and Service of Texas A&M University. Daniel freelances in the DFW, Austin, and Houston metroplexes and has worked in a variety of positions when it comes to Broadcasting. Recently he has worked as an Engineer, Director, Producer, Camera Operator, Utility, E2, Grip, and so much more. His passion for broadcast technology started in middle school when he was a production volunteer at his church. It started with being a lyrics operator at twelve to becoming Production Director at sixteen. He is always on the search to learn something new and is passionate about giving back to his community through production or leadership.

 

 

 

Ashlie Mason

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Ashlie Mason is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas and currently works full-time as a video editor for Global Shout Media in Richardson, TX. Previously Ashlie served as a staff studio engineer for the UNT Media Arts Department. Ashlie has also worked freelance as a camera shader on projects including the Fort Worth Festival of Lights Parade. She is currently completing a technology apprenticeship with the NAB Leadership Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham Park

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Abraham Park is currently a Senior at UNT Media Arts. He is currently Director of Broadcast Production at North Texas Television, Studio Engineer for the Media Arts Studios and freelancer for high school, college, ESPN, and The Star [Cowboys]. Abe recently completed a Systems Engineer Internship at KXAS/KXTX (NBC5/Telemundo 39) and is currently developing eSports programming.

My name is Abraham Park, Abe for short, I am currently a Senior at UNT expected to graduate over the Summer of 2024 study Media Arts and minoring in Photography. However I wear many different hats and titles: Director of Broadcast Production at North Texas Television, Student Engineer at UNT RTFP Studios, Freelance Engineer and Production Operator (working for High school, College, ESPN, The Ford Center/ The Star [Cowboys]), and recent former Systems Engineer Intern at KXAS/KXTX (NBC5/Telemundo 39). I was born and raised in the Dallas Fort Worth Area and a second generation Korean - American. I started in production and broadcast back in late 2021 and early 2022 and started learning Broadcast Engineering in late 2022. Growing up I always had an interest in the technology behind video, music, cameras, etc. which is why I ended up in this field and even to this day, still growing my knowledge and hope to one day working in Esports Production or even start my own production company. Thank you for reading, and thank you for your time!

 

Ryleigh Hammons

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Is in her final semester at UNT in Media Arts. She has recently completed the engineering internship for Paramount KTVT | CBS DFW, supporting the broadcast engineering and operations. Ryleigh also assists in studio administration, sound mixing, and directing for various news and entertainment programs. As an on-campus Studio Engineer in the Media Arts Production Studios, Ryleigh excels in installation and configuration of new television equipment. She is also the UNT Chapter President of SMPTE.

As an Engineering Intern at KTVT | CBS DFW, I support the broadcast engineering and operations team in maintaining and troubleshooting studio and field equipment, ensuring high-quality and reliable transmission. I also assist in studio administration, sound mixing, and directing for various news and entertainment programs as an on-campus Studio Engineer in the Media Arts Production Studios.

I am also in the freelance world as a Broadcast Tech, providing production and engineering assistance for various clients and projects. I have worked on multiple college magazine programs, newscasts, and entertainment shows, as well as many live events (concerts, sports, corporate, etc.), showcasing my skills in audio and video engineering, sound mixing, and networking. Additionally, I am the UNT Chapter President of SMPTE, the leading professional association for the motion-imaging industry, where I organize events, workshops, and networking opportunities for students and professionals. I am passionate about media arts and technology, and I aspire to pursue a career in broadcast engineering and general media production. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts from the University of North Texas, where I have been named on the President's List twice for obtaining a 4.0 GPA.