Hello all! My name is Ariam Solomon and welcome to my E-Portfolio! I am currently a Junior here at Ithaca College. I am originally from Silver Spring, MD and living in upstate New York has become a very exciting experience for me. I am a Television-Radio major with a concentration in media production and a minor in Women Studies and could not be happier with what I am studying here.
Growing up I had always been fascinated with television, news and media in general. I had always been exposed to media and news in all of its forms, and living very close to our nation’s capital only makes it more accessible. Because I grew up watching all different types of T.V programs, my interest for television broadcasting was undying, and inspired me to want to pursue a career in television and media production.
My enrollment at Ithaca College continues to reaffirm that this dream is one I can’t let go of. My experience at IC has taught me so much about different avenues of media which has made me more engaged and updated on how to receive and distribute information to other people more efficiently.
During my time at Ithaca College, I have continued to gain practice in studio work as well as on air-talent. The courses I have taken here have given me access to work in studios as well as on the field, with courses like Intro Television Production, Producing and Directing, Introduction to Field Production, Media Writing, New Telecommunications Technologies, and Program Development for Entertainment Media. I have also worked on Ithaca College Television (ICTV) as both a production assistant and as on air talent. In the 2011-2012 academic year , I worked as a production assistant on the show, Entertainment 16, and in the 2012-2013 academic year, I moved up to work on the same show as an on-air talent, and now during the 2016-2014 I have moved up to being a co-host of the entire show. This path of moving up positions has allowed the opportunity to learn and be comfortable with all of the studio equipment, prefect my writing and my delivery skills as well.
Interning at WTTG Fox 5 News last summer was also an experience that helped me explore elements of television in the real world. This experience helped mold me into a stronger writer, it made me more comfortable using different forms of media/ digital technologies, and also stronger presenter of news.
My close relationship with different forms of social media has also made me better rounded in pursing this career. I feel as though My comfortability with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and all different outlets has allowed me to become more innovative in the ways I consume news and as well as spread it. My experience with the website Fiverr.com has only complimented these skills. Because the website is designed to help small business gain exposure, when I help these businesses by creating endorsement videos by writing, shooting, editing them, it serves as beneficial practice for me to provide of information to others.