ePortfolioTrestan Matel

Support for the Liverpool FC Reds in Ireland

This page will hopefully benefit the both of us; by revealing to you who I am, I will inevitably learn more about myself. I am currently enrolled in the Ithaca College Class of 2015, studying in the Television/Radio program with a concentration in Audio Production. 

 

My passion lies in audio, heart in music. I long to thrive where media meets music/audio, such as in post-production, and if possible to tie new knots between them. Though the world of media is constantly shifting, but as long as there is production, there is post-production. I strive for the field of sound, mainly towards becoming a sound technician. Whether it be working with the soundboard for live or studio sound systems, the thought of editing audio makes me drool.

 

Through the Roy H. Park School of Communications, I am continuously learning to be rational in my goals and focuses, yet determined and able. I believe it is key to balance imagination and ability. Set goals, but reach objectives. I have realized the pace at which our world is changing, and how the media world keeps up. I have learned that by taking any opportunity to get involved, my progress will be more secure, and success more fated. I have learned to keep all contacts and references, as well as utilizing any unique skills. For example, a foreign language from high school may lead to an incredible international opportunity. Always know what you want, and use what you can to get there.

These realizations, as well as my experiences, have helped me developed a personal philosophy. I believe we are bound by nothing but ourselves. We must stay rational in our actions and beliefs, and confident in fulfilling our ability. I believe by upholding constant knowledge of how the world of communications is changing, we can become more certain of the next step. By staying updated and aware as we work, we will be able to produce the best within us. With the knowledge of change, it is thus important to always have options. Working in the highlight of one day may be the shadow of the next.

 

Ayn Rand, author of novels and objectivism, states it best:

"To live, man must hold three things as the supreme and ruling values of his life: Reason—Purpose—Self-esteem. Reason, as his only tool of knowledge—Purpose, as his choice of the happiness which that tool must proceed to achieve—Self-esteem, as his inviolate certainty that his mind is competent to think and his person is worthy of happiness, which means: is worthy of living. These three values imply and require all of man’s virtues, and all his virtues pertain to the relation of existence and consciousness: rationality, independence, integrity, honesty, justice, productiveness, pride."

 

And as always, go Liverpool FC. You'll Never Walk Alone.