August 15 was John Watson’s first day on the job. John is RCTV’s new Producer/Director, replacing Joshua Bloodworth who recently accepted a position at RIT’s NTID.
John became interested in videography during his studies at Monroe Community College. He decided to attend SUNY Brockport for a major in Journalism and Broadcasting.
At Brockport, one of his favorite classes was a film class in which the students analyzed freeze frames within films. This gave him an appreciation of how each detail of a film scene is considered and set up in advance.
“I like film and video because I enjoy being able to control all of the chess pieces,” he confided.
John, an outdoors enthusiast who enjoys biking, camping and especially fishing, would like to get into Go Pro and drone videography in order to pursue more nature filming. Some of the work that has inspired him is online videos in which drone photography is used for educational videos about fishing. Videos shot from overhead are particularly useful in explaining fishing tactics.
“There’s great salmon fishing in the Genesee River, and most people don’t know about it,” he explained. He’d like to share more of the wonders of regional fishing from a “bird’s eye view” on his fishing blog Rocuatic Life, that he started while at Brockport.
Last week, John jumped into his job full speed, helping to teach the final RCTV/Writers & Books camp of the summer.
“I have a lot of kids in my family, and they seem to gravitate toward me,” he shared.
I enjoy working with them, seeing them smile and have a good time.”
If last week is any example, there will be lots more smiles and good times ahead!