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Building a Digital Media Company

November 14, 2022

“I think it really just comes down to starting a vision in your dorm room and being able to get great people around you.” – Pete Sena, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Surgeons. Since listening to the Select+CT podcast, I’ve felt motivated to hype up Connecticut through these blog posts. Although this is a Connecticut-centric […]

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Freelancing and Internships

November 14, 2022

“You need to be your own advocate, your own agent, your own corporation.” – Derek Amrosi, National Emmy Award-Winning Editor. Listening to Select + CT, I’ve realized there is more to CT than suburban homes, medium-sized office buildings, and Dunkin Donuts on every corner. I’ve discovered that those medium-sized office buildings are Connecticut companies’ regional […]

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University to Hollywood

November 14, 2022

“You have to learn the rules first before you start to break and bend them.” – Timothy Suarez, Blue Sky Studios. The goal (or one of them) as an animator is to make the most entertaining shot possible. Sometimes the outcome of that shot depends on how much you can push and cheat to make […]

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Content Marketing

November 14, 2022

“People don’t just want to see an ad anymore, they want to see content that means something to them.” – Colleen Sherry, US Digital Marketing Lead at Henkel. I can never take those medication ads seriously.  They conform to the same rigid formats that require a list of the severe side effects that may occur, […]

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Beyond The Tech + IBM

September 22, 2022

“Not to hype up my own company but you can tell they put a lot of thought into it. From the initial interview, they made sure that we were continually engaged.” – Lauren Ciulla, Visual Designer at IBM   Asking questions about the user, empathizing with their users, and ongoing iteration = design thinking. Design […]

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CT Careers in Gaming

September 4, 2022

“The thing about games is that you can use empathy and put people in a situation where they experience something, and then they can make the decision about what they’re going to do.” – Elena Bertozzi, Professor, Quinnipiac University.   Gaming is kind of like signing up to enter a portal to another reality. Minecraft, […]

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Building CT’s Future

August 21, 2022

“We have cityscape, we have countryside, coastline.. the only thing we can’t shoot here is a desert.” – George Norfleet, Director of CT Office of Film, Television, and Digital Media.     Working through these podcasts, I’ve come to see Connecticut as a state with a lot more opportunities than the average student might assume. […]

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Careers in Creative Technology

August 15, 2022

[My advice] for young creators is to first learn from a subject you’re interested in, so much so that you would consider yourself an expert. Your findings can then help build yourself a portfolio, and you’ll have something to showcase for that interest. – Sebastian Oddo, Creative Technologist Gen-Z continues to experience a never-ending evolution […]

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Women In Film

August 8, 2022

[It’s not] ‘oh no I have to include a woman’ it’s maybe she’ll talk about something that nobody ever thought of before. – Professor Heather Elliot-Famularo, University of Connecticut We’ve either participated in or at the least heard about the rise of feminism at some point and those in the industry can probably relate to […]

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A Career in Motion GFX

August 1, 2022

The whole idea of telling a story without using real people.. it just really was interesting – Stefanie Toigo, Motion GFX at NBC Sports Having an interest increases motivation and task commitment! It makes as passionate in the classroom and helps us dream big for our future. Interest can come from anywhere, something as simple […]

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