The Lehman Multimedia Center was happy to welcome back a recent graduate, Jeffrey Edison. For the last two years, Jeffrey has been successfully working as a camera operator for ESPN, in Bristol Connecticut. Luckily for us, Jeffrey returned to meet with a small group of students and let them pick his brain.
For over an hour, Jeffrey explained his role at ESPN - providing an overview of his responsibilities, proper etiquette, and the experience as a whole. The students had plenty of questions. Though I expected them to be interested in the celebrities Jeffrey has worked with, I was pleased that they were more interested in topics involving experience, gear and training.
While there was a lot to take away from this wonderful conversation, the most important may have been that that the equipment at Lehman's Multimedia Center is the same as ESPN's! I encourage students to take advantage of their accessibility to our state of the art gear as a stepping stone to that first job!