Yesterday I walked into the classroom where I was first introduced to making videos at Grand Valley State University - this time not as a wide-eyed student, but as a somewhat nervous presenter of careers to come. It's a room with no windows, but is lit by the glow of 30 computer screens where students learn the basics of editing video (just like I did way back when). This trip into nostalgia and uncharted waters was made possible by Mallory's and my good friend and great filmmaker, Angela Peavey. One of her many activities right now is teaching a class at Grand Valley State University to Public Relations/Advertising/Marketing students about the technologies available in their field. And she asked Mallory and me to be guest speakers!
At the end of the class (after plugging Cancer Warriors, of course) we allowed time for students to ask any questions that they still had after our presentation, and I have to say, I really saw myself sitting in those same seats as a college freshman having the same questions about careers, the industry, and how to make videos. After talking, students walked up to us and asked more personalized questions. One of those students was Dhar, and his enthusiasm and interest in video marketing put a huge smile on my face. I'm sure he's going to have quite the bright future. I'm very glad we got to be guests in Angela's class, and I hope we get to do it again soon!