When I first started shooting, I was shooting with black and white film. The managing editor at the paper I worked for handed me a camera and said, “ remember to get pictures with your stories.” That is how I started shooting.
Videography is something I learned at work. As a reporter, I shot my own photos and as video became more useful for the web, I began to shoot video too. I have more than 15 years experience shooting and editing video.
The Worst Jobs in 2016 list from Forbes magazine has Newspaper Reporter as the #1 worst job. Being a newspaper reporter in the late 90’s wasn’t glamorous either and it didn’t pay much. I had to learn a new skill to stay afloat.
Some Personal Favorites (See more @ Vimeo.com/VasquezMedia)
These videos are some of my personal favorite videos I created in the past two years. The most current video is the lead video that asks what Cura Personalis means when getting an education at Gonzaga. The production of this video was created in a group setting during a practicum course at Gonzaga University.
The second video I produced for a video production course I took at Western University. The third video was created for the Western Oregon University Football team. There was a time in 2017 when I volunteered as a photographer and videographer for their team. The fourth video is of my son Emiliano’s first day of school and the fifth is a from a Stars and Stripes project.