In late October 2013, I accepted a job with Grand Valley State University and relocated to Grand Rapids, MI. In my new position at the Grand Valley State University Simulation Center, I assisted with the management of all the audiovisual operations for the GVSU Simulation Center at the Cook-Devos Center for Health Sciences. I collaborated with the creation, production, and delivery of online lectures and other multi-media content for health professions students and faculty so they can stream events and watch recorded media online. I managed video operations in the Arcadia simulation database and provide technical support for the simulation labs when needed. I also created videos such as the one below to help promote the GVSU Simulation Center and other Office of the Vice Provost of Health programs. The video below was showed at the MIPERC conference on September 19, 2014 discussing the advantages of Interprofessional educational programs in the health care field. For more information on MIPERC please click here their website.
On Season 13 of American Idol I worked three days as a Production Assistant on American Idol for the Detroit Audition Judges Round at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. On the first day, I helped load in the set and set up the production base camp. The remaining two days, it was my responsibility to ensure the Detroit finalists filled out the necessary paperwork, evaluations, and on camera interviews that were necessary for them to move on in the American Idol competition.
On Season 14 of American Idol I worked as a Production Assistant for the Top 24 and Top 16 Semi Final shows. I helped with transportation of crew and contestants between the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel and the Fillmore Detroit. I assisted in various production tasks, and I suggested and helped filmed Detroit landmarks to be used as B-Roll for the show.
One of the segments I helped produce is in the space below.