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Multimedia Production Alumni Spotlight: Pamela Villagonzalo

Year graduated from CSUN: Spring 2016

Current company: Five Four Group

Position title: Video Editor

Job responsibilities:
I work in the marketing team, but more closely with post-production manager and video producer on video commercials, promotions and editorial content. Most of my projects  have been on campaign videos that that involve athletes and musicians (so far). Aside from cutting video content, I also help create motion graphics for our editorial videos.

Path into the Industry:
Before working at Five Four Group, I worked in marketing at CSUN with the campus Multimedia Producer: Richard Chambers. I applied for that student position after taking CTVA 464 with Professor Chambers, because I realized how much I enjoyed shooting video and editing it. While I was in marketing at CSUN, I was able to expand and develop what I learned in CTVA 464 and it really helped my portfolio once I graduated. I was recommended for this position (at Five Four) from a friend, and just came in for an interview. I think what made me desirable to Five Four Group was my long list of videos that I’ve worked on, and my the marketing experience I learned while working at CSUN.

Words of wisdom:

For all my fellow multimedia students/alumni, KEEP CREATING. Don’t stop!! Our major is so diverse and we have so much to offer. Find what your speciality is in multimedia, whether it be: video editing to web design. It’s great to know everything, but also have a few things that you can excel in. Fill your resume with all the work you’ve done, and put yourself out there. Networking, and talking to people really help too. Work on some free projects, share your work on social media, that way your friends or people you meet can spread the word on what you can do. By doing that, you might receive a text, email, etc that might land you a career. . 

[posted 12.05.2016] | View more ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS