Following is an exploration of my professional interests as I move beyond the Media Communications degree program at Full Sail University. This includes possible career opportunities, as well as where I find some of my personal inspiration.
My primary interest is in the planning and production of events. My job interest is one day being an Event Manager or Creative Director. There will be steps along that path, likely beginning as an Event Coordinator.
Essential skills will be project management, collaboration, media strategy, video, audio and lighting. Effective storytelling through varied media platforms will be necessary, as well as understanding of legalities of contracts and copyright.
This position will revolve around logistics, collaboration and communication to effectively run and produce an event. There will be creative collaboration, problem solving and engaging in creative solutions. Additionally, elements of marketing and public relations could play a role in this position. Event manager opportunities can cross between music festivals, tradeshows, product launches, corporate events, or even the Oscars.
My greatest inspiration comes from the creative works of Dream Rockwell. She is best known for her creation of Lucent Dossier Experience,The DoLab and Lightning in a Bottle. A great interview of Ms. Rockwell can be found on the website ignite.me. Below is also a video of an interview with Rockwell.
I also find inspiration from filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva. While not specific to events, Jason Silva has provided the inspiration of unleashing awe though creative projects and events. He is about philosophy, science and creativity wrapped together in a presentation of wonder and awe. His current video series “Shots of Awe” can be found on testtube.com, YouTube and his personal web page.
There are a few things I find impressive about the work of both Rockwell and Silva. Both push boundaries to explore creativity, thought, new ideas and innovation. Both instill an element of philosophy and spirituality into their works. Both inspire human connection and experience beyond our day to day. Both have found effective means to market and spread their message by effectively embracing new technology and innovation.
Interview of Dream Rockwell:
Following is a YouTube video by Jason Silva: