I suppose my career behind the camera officially began during the first week of my freshman year as a Broadcast Communications major at Westminster College, back in the fall of 1997. I was new to the field, but was trusted with the sideline camera for a Union Scotties high school football game that was on live television to all of Lawrence County.
Friday night football in Western Pennsylvania carries with it unmatched electricity, and I had the best seat in the house. The fans. The band. The rush of being in the perfect spot and getting the perfect shot: I was hooked immediately.
I went on to work on the camera crews for hundreds of games during my four-year stint at Westminster, travelling to cover WC's Towering Titans as far away as Kentucky, central Indiana, and northern Michigan. In addition to my work in sports broadcasting, I helped run live news shows on the campus TV station, and produced packages and commercials to run on the air. I was also involved with the campus radio station for four years, which enabled me to find steady broadcasting work soon after graduation.
After working for two years during college breaks and holidays with the Kinzua Broadcasting Company in my hometown of Warren, PA, I moved to Butler, PA in September 2001 to begin working for the Butler County Radio Network as an 'on-air personality' and production assistant. My three years there taught me a great deal about the business of broadcasting and how to make clients happy (in addition to filling my head with more useless trivia than I'll ever need).
I left radio in October 2004, returning to my video roots as a Television Production teacher at Moniteau Jr./Sr. High School in West Sunbury, PA. My students were the eyes and ears of Warrior Country, broadcasting the morning announcements each day to the entire school population. My love of broadcasting entered a new phase as I began passing that love on to future generations.
In March 2006, I brought my experience and passion to the Butler Area School District in Butler, PA to serve as the Television and Radio Production teacher at Butler Sr. High School. I have been there ever since, and I love it! I teach three levels of TV Production, instructing my students on everything from video camera basics and television news reporting to film writing and directing. My students run the school's morning announcements program, which gives them the thrill and experience of live television. We also work together to broadcast live Golden Tornado sports on the District's television channel, including football, basketball, and soccer. We cover many other events in addition to sports, such as the annual Butler Memorial Hospital Caring Angel Community Celebration and the glamorous Butler Sr. High School Prom.
Robbins Video Production Company gives me the chance to offer my expertise and years of experience to couples and families on the biggest days of their lives. Whether it is a wedding, baptism, or any other special event, I am confident that Robbins Video Production Company will capture each moment in a way that you and your family will treasure for years. This type of work really isn't work for me; I truly enjoy it. With each new event that I film, I get the same rush I felt years ago when I was first handed the sideline camera.
I look forward to bringing my passion to your special day.
Robbins Video Production Company