My name is David Allen. I am currently a senior at Ithaca College. I am working on completing 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.
Currently at Ithaca College, asides from taking media production and theatre classes, I am heavily involved with the college television station, ICTV. ICTV airs throughout Tompkins County on Time Warner Cable and also streams live online. For the fourth semester in a row I am producing and am in charge of a live weekly game show called Fake Out. I also 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 it can be downloaded to your computer or MP3 player. Not only have I been asked to show Fake Out on a New Hampshire station but both shows last spring were nominated in numerous categories for the ICTV awards 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 as well.
Other ICTV experience includes being a floor manager on Fake Out for two semesters, 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.
Outside of college I have also worked as a videographer for the Amber Perkins School of the Arts and the Phoenix Project Dance Theatre, creating promotional videos and trailers. I also spend my time surrounding myself in entertainment. I competitively dance at the Amber Perkins School of the Arts and I also participate in many theatre productions. When I am not making videos or on stage performing, I can be caught watching many other pieces of entertainment like movies and television shows.
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 will also interned with Teen Nick in the digital media department in New York City. This last fall semester I took classes in California at the Ithaca College's Los Angeles Center. There I had the chance to intern with CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
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.