My name is Graham. I’m from Dallas, Texas. I’m a 23 year-old college graduate from the University of Southern California, earning a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Cinematic Arts.
I am currently a Video Production Assistant for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class Advanced-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Working in minor league sports has been everything I hoped it would be, and it has been a valuable experience. I hope to continue working in video production for a sports team. It’s tremendously fun.
In the past, I have written about hockey for USC Annenberg’s Neon Tommy, and also for Stars Insider about–you guessed it–the Dallas Stars.
Writing is not my sole interest in sports. I also enjoy broadcasting quite a bit. At USC, I hosted my own weekly hockey talk show, entitled The Faceoff, with KXSC Radio in the Spring of 2013. With KXSC, I also provided play-by-play and color commentary for USC Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and USC Baseball.I also worked as a studio host for two USC Football games in 2012, which coincidentally were the only two games I could not attend that season.
During the USC-Arizona Football game on October 27, 2012, the station lost the feed coming from Tucson, and since I was the only person in the station working my second shift ever, I had to keep the airwaves alive while simultaneously figure out how to restore the feed. This story has a happy ending, since we successfully restored the feed, but unfortunately, USC lost that game, and after that the season went to hell.
From July 2013 to November 2013, I co-hosted the podcast “Lone Star State of Hockey.”
On top of all that, my passion is video production. I’ve been editing videos since 2004, somehow running Pinnacle Studio on a computer with less than a gigabyte of RAM. I’m sure it was even less than that. I began working with Final Cut Pro in high school in 2006 with Highland Park Television. My senior year of high school, I was the Executive Producer of School Zone, HPTV’s monthly news production. I was in charge of recording the anchor’s segments, which included running the teleprompter, focusing the cameras, and giving feedback to the anchors on their delivery. Then, I compiled everybody’s segments into one production and gave it to the assistant principal, and once he approved it, School Zone aired.
I am familiar with Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, and Avid Media Composer.
You can check out my sample works on my portfolio.