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Rick Vasquez

Multimedia developer

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Photography

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

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.

Web Development

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.

Medal of Honor Ceremony for Ty Carter

Remarks by the President in Presentation of the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter - The White House Staff Sgt. Ty Carter receives Medal of Honor at White House - U.S....
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Inauguration Parade 2013

President Obama's second Inauguration wasn't as packed as the first but I had a better spot to get photos. This time around, I also had better camera equipment. I remember being excited because I had a good spot and during the previous inauguration, he and Michelle...
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Obama presents Commander-in-Chief trophy to 2008 Naval Academy Football Team

This was my first time at The White House. My assignment was to shoot video of the event. I did, but I always carried my camera around, a 2nd generation Canon Rebel. My first Canon. My photos came out a little too much on the yellow side but I didn’t shoot raw, so I...
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President Barack Obama presents 24 Army veterans with the Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama presented 24 Army veterans with the Medal of Honor on March 18, 2014; it was one of the largest Medal of Honor ceremonies in history. Read more about the ceremony on the Army's website. C-SPAN...
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Chilean F-15 Refueling Mission

I don't recall the specifics but this assignment was part of a three-week tour through a couple of South American countries' military bases. This practice refueling mission took place in Chile and the KC-135 I rode in took off from the Santiago Airport, April 2, 2008....
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