My name is David Allen. I recently graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca College. There I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Radio with a video concentration and also a minor in Theater. Before coming to Ithaca, I attended Oxford Academy High School and graduated in June 2009 as valedictorian of the senior class with an advanced regents diploma with honors with scientific and Spanish endorsement.
At Ithaca College, aside from taking media production and theater classes, I was heavily involved with the college television station, ICTV. ICTV airs throughout Tompkins County on Time Warner Cable and also streams live online. For four semesters I produced and was in charge of a live weekly game show called Fake Out. I also created, produced and hosted an entertainment talk show based off of a podcast I started in the summer of 2011 called Dual Redundancy. From iTunes it already had worldwide listeners and subscribers and after its run on ICTV it became an entertainment blog. Not only have I been asked to show Fake Out on a New Hampshire station but both shows have been nominated in numerous categories for the ICTV awards the last two years including best studio show for both shows and best new show for Dual Redundancy. I was also recognized by my peers by being named a finalist for outstanding producer two years in a row as well being inducted into the ICTV Hall of Fame.
Other ICTV experiences included being a writer and host for a movie show called The Screening Room, floor manager on Fake Out for two semesters, writer for a pop culture game show called Pop Quiz, a camera operator and audio operator for the mockumentary field show ICPD, as well as being a camera operator on the reality competition show Suspicion. Finally, I also found myself in front of the camera at ICTV in the sketch comedy show House of Goldberg as well had small roles in All That Glitters is Goldberg, Following Serling, and IC Everywhere.
In the summer of 2011 I began to intern at a variety of places around the world. First I had the opportunity to intern at Fox 40 WICZ in Vestal, New York. There I had the chance to shadow reporters and shoot, write, and edit stories for the nightly broadcasts. In the summer of 2012 not only did I work at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival but I also interned with Teen Nick and Nick Toons in the digital media department in New York City. Finally last fall I took classes in California at the Ithaca College's Los Angeles Center and had the chance to intern with CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
After graduation I moved out to Los Angeles and have worked with 1iota Productions as an audience coordinator for such shows like NBC's The Voice. I was also a freelance video researcher for TWBA\Media Arts Lab. Before moving out to Los Angeles, I worked as a videographer for the Amber Perkins School of the Arts and the Phoenix Project Dance Theatre, creating promotional videos and trailers. These trailers were even included on the DVDs sold of the recital performances.
Outside of work and internship experiences I spend most of my time surrounding myself with entertainment. I competitively danced at the Amber Perkins School of the Arts and I also participate in many theater productions. When I am not making videos or on stage performing, I can be caught watching and analyzing various movies and television shows for my podcast and blog Dual Redundancy.
My passion in life is to entertain. Whether it is through video or theatre productions, I love telling a story for an audience. Someday I hope to want to write, produce, direct, and perhaps even star in television series and movies and convey enriching stories for generations of audiences. If you have any further questions feel free to contact me!