Lazaro is a 2018 Film graduate and he's currently the Co-Founder & Producer at Reel Prodigy. We asked Lazaro a few questions and here's what he had to say!
What are you most proud of in regards to starting your own sports production company?
Starting my own sports production company has brought lots of joy. I am most proud of being my own boss and not having to wake up and dread clocking in on someone else’s time.
What was the largest challenge you encountered in starting Reel Prodigy and how did you overcome it?
My largest challenge with RP is being organized. I try to overcome this by staying on top of important dates, speaking with clients, and making sure the quality of anything we produce is A1.
What would you say is one of the most important assets to have in your line of work?
One of the most important assets I would say is our reputation. Since its such a tight niche, we market to a very specific audience and hope the word spreads after a job well done.
What advice do you have for individuals specifically interested in your field of work?
For those interested in starting their own sports production company, I would say be involved within the sports community get to speak with athletic directors, coaches, parents, staff, etc. Make sure they know you exist!
What piece of advice do you have for Flashpoint candidates preparing to enter their respective industry?
Take a deep breath, it will all work out! Stay patient and when the opportunity comes forth, take it with out hesitation!
How did your experience at Flashpoint help you join your industry?
My experience with Flashpoint helped me become more film orientated which led to better professionalism when filming.
What would you look for if an opportunity to potentially hire Flashpoint graduates came along?
If I had the opportunity to hire Flashpoint graduates, I would look for organization and the hustle it takes to succeed!
What was your favorite thing about Flashpoint?
My favorite thing about Flashpoint was actually learning the business aspect of owning a production company and all the bells and whistles of going from project to project.
Name one thing that made you choose Flashpoint over other colleges.
I don’t believe he works there anymore, but one of the main reasons I went to Flashpoint was because of Rodney (my counselor). The way that man spoke, made me believe anything was possible in my life, and it is!
If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
If I had to do it all over again, I would most definitely get in the habit of staying better organized and on top of dates!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
DON'T FORGET THE CAREER FAIR HAS BEEN
POSTPONED TO THURSDAY, JUNE 21!!
IT WILL BE HELD ON CAMPUS (IN THE MATRIX)
FROM 12:30 - 2:00PM
IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED,
PLEASE DO SO HERE!
In order to assist students in properly preparing for the
Career Fair, Career Services will be hosting workshops to go over FAQs, how to approach employers, how to talk about yourself and your work, how to follow up after the fair, etc.
WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD ON:
Thursday, June 7th - 1:00 - 2:00PM in Room 532
Thursday, June 14th - 1:00 - 2:00PM in Room 532
July 4th, 2018
Independence Day - No Classes!
July 9th, 2018
Start of Summer B Session
INDUSTRY EVENTS & NEWS
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!
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PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL
The internationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival returns for its 13th year presenting 40+ bands and will take place July 20-22, 2018 in Chicago’s Union Park. The festival highlights the best in new and emerging music. Since 2006, this independently run festival has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced, and rewarding weekends of music around.
Hosting over 50,000 attendees each year, Pitchfork Music Festival offers a wide array of activities beyond the music. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the festival works to support local businesses while promoting the Chicago arts and food communities as a whole. We maintain a commitment to keeping ticket prices low, providing new and useful amenities, and working with the city’s best local vendors each year. Tickets to Pitchfork are available now!
Friday, July 20:
Open Mike Eagle
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Saturday, July 21:
The War on Drugs
This Is Not This Heat
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Circuit des Yeux
Sunday, July 22:
Ms. Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance)
(Sandy) Alex G
Kelly Lee Owens
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CDT)
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 10:00 PM (CDT)
1501 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
WOMEN OF JEWISH COMEDY
From Fanny Brice to Joan Rivers to Sarah Silverman, and from the Borscht Belt to Broad City, Jewish women comedians have had a special impact on the shape of American humor. Comedy scholars Anne Libera and Grace Kessler Overbeke take us behind the scenes of this funny, genre-spanning, rule-stretching history — and provide a glimpse of what is coming next.
Anne Libera is Director of Comedy Studies at The Second City. Her directing credits include Second City main-stage and touring productions, as well as Stephen Colbert’s one-man show Describing a Circle at Live Bait. Libera teaches in the Theater Department at Columbia College Chicago and has presented at venues from the Aspen Ideas Festival to the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is the author of The Second City Almanac of Improvisation.
Grace Kessler Overbeke is a PhD candidate at Northwestern University’s acclaimed interdisciplinary program in theater and drama, where her dissertation is focused on Jean Carroll, the first Jewish female standup comedian. A practicing dramaturg, Overbeke has taught for Northwestern’s Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies and the Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
ARBOL DE SOMBRA PREMIER SCREENING
"ÁRBOL DE SOMBRA: Bomba Chicago" is a performance documentary celebrating the vibrant Chicago community of Bomba musicians.
Bomba is an Afro-Puertorican form of music and dance, a beautiful and powerful conduit for the expression of identity, resistance, and pride from Puerto Rico and the diaspora.
The film is a visual album- a collection of songs and their stories, chosen and presented by the musicians for their enduring relevance.
Àrbol de Sombra: Bomba Chicago
Premiere screening of "Àrbol de Sombra: Bomba Chicago"
on Sunday June 10, 2018, at 4:00 pm
at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4048 W. Armitage
$10 suggested donation, all proceeds go to Chicago Hurricane Aid for Puerto Rican Arts
Bombazo to follow
Sunday, June 10, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
4048 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
ADIFF CHICAGO 2018
ArtMattan Productions and The Facets Cinematheque are presenting The 16th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival—Chicago with a selection of thought provoking foreign and independent films that will have their premiere screening in the Windy City.Created in 1993 by ArtMattan Productions, a company that produces a collection of programs and events promoting Afrocentric theme cultures, ADFF has long been delighting audiences with U.S. and world premieres of independent films, including features, documentaries, animation, and shorts.
Friday, Jun 8, 2018, 6:30 PM –
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018, 11:00 PM CDT
1517 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
MADE IN L.A.
Directed by Almudena Carracedo, Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary (70 min) that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. In intimate observational style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.
This screening is part of the Sor Juana Festival, which serves to honor one of Mexico’s greatest writers, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, as well as to celebrate and showcase the rich artistic accomplishments of Mexican women from Mexico and the United States. The Festival also honors Mexican women leaders as a testimony to the enduring spirit of Sor Juana
Saturday, June 23, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
TFC CAMPUS CLUBS
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