Hello! My name is Abigail Eichorn. I am a Television-Radio major with a concentration in media production in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. I expect to graduate in the spring of 2016.
I first became interested in the entertainment industry when I began performing on stage at the age of six. I fell in love with it and since then I haven't stopped performing. My freshman year of high school, I was nominated for a Freddy Award, a regional award ceremony for high school productions, for my performance as Elizaveta Grushinskaya in Grand Hotel. Although I love performing, I believe I belong on the other side of the camera. When I was younger, my sisters and I got a hold of our parents' video camera and started producing our own movies and music videos (which we still do to this day.) None of which may be considered amazing necessarily, however, it sparked my passion for the production side of entertainment. After graduating from Ithaca, my ultimate dream is to become a director or producer of movies. I am gaining the skills and experience necessary through my classes and my involvement in Ithaca College Television (ICTV) and VIC (Ithaca's online radio station) as a DJ. I absolutely love this industry and would be pleased to be involved in any aspect of it.
As well as being involved in theatre in high school, I was also a member of our National Honor Society and was Vice President of my class. As Vice President, I organized fundraisers and events, such as pep rallies, homecoming, and prom. This experience helped me grow as a leader and communicator.
The media industry is constantly growing and changing. With new technology and social media always progressing, it’s hard to keep up. Things we are doing today were considered science fiction a few decades ago. I must be flexible and always open to opportunities that come my way. Because of the fast changing world we live in, learning new things quickly is important. I am very confident in the media industry’s growth, and I look forward to my future. Studying media production at Ithaca College for the next three years will give me the skills and experience necessary to succeed in this industry.