Hi my name is Peter Gargaro, I am a Senior Television-Radio major, minoring in Communication Studies, with a concentration in Video Production at Ithaca College. Since the start of my college education I have been actively exploring my abilities on and off camera, and in leadership positions to prepare myself to enter the media industry.
This past summer, I lived in New York City, interning with MTV Production for Viacom. The shows I worked on include MADE and Ten on Top. I learned a lot about pre production and post production while I was there; I regularly transcribed raw footage, made phone calls and delivered equipment.
In the summer of 2011 I interned at Detroit Public Television. I was tasked with assistant directing live pledge breaks and studio shows for producers and clients. I acted as assistant to the producer and production manager and was asked to represent the station for guests. I quickly elevated to senior intern and was asked to train the other interns. It came in handy that I was able to program the lighting board for a national show called "Trials and Heirs." I also assistant directed for "Am I Right?" and "American Black Journal," on a regular basis.
I have been producing with Ithaca College Television since my freshman year (considered early). I produced a reality show I wrote called "i-Scheme," and IC Everywhere, based directly off the youtube hit, Improv Everywhere, but adapted for a campus environment. From ICTV I have learned a lot about organization, responsibility, representation, and leadership. Our cast and crew usually was close to 60-70 in number (at the time-it was the biggest cast and crew on ICTV).
This past year I co-produced a student film called Press Play, which won 3rd place in our school's Golden Doorknob Awards. In the fall I was a paid Teaching Assistant for my advisor, Steve Gordon's Fiction Field and Field Production classes. I also am an editor for ICTV's Entertainment 16.
This fall I filmed my senior thesis; it is a Superman-based movie called Fortress of Solitude - a link to our fansite is on the left. Currently we are fine tuning the mix and effects for internet release
My interest includes finding exposure to field production in the industry. I am trying to find out what aspects of making media are my greatest passion in the transition between student and professional worlds. I am very enthusiastic, and have no trouble speaking in front of large groups of people. I take direction well, learn fast, I'm good at organization, and can relate to many different perspectives. I take pride in my commitments and give them my all. If you would like to speak with me I can be reached most easily through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org