Ever dream of learning what goes on behind the scenes of professional video production? This summer, Larry Gregorek ’11 and Duncan Stafford ’12 are finding out while interning with Zoomari Films in New York City. The Salisbury Center for Career Services played a vital role in directing both Stafford and Gregorek toward an internship with Zoomari Films.
“I believe this internship at Zoomari Films will help me gain more insight into film editing and production. I am also interested in music videos and documentaries, two forms of media commonly produced by Zoomari, and that boosted my interest in possibly interning there,” said Stafford.
A sociology major and media and society minor, Stafford hopes that the internship will supplement his understanding of media production. As he is interested in video and sound production, he hopes that this summer’s work will either motivate him to pursue a career in media or, at least, give him a more focused idea of what else he might want to consider as a career. Stafford will work as a crew member on sets of video shoots and be a part of the editing process.
Gregorek wants to go into a career in film production in the entertainment industry and is excited about the opportunities the summer will afford him.
“My life has revolved around film and the arts. Film production is where my passion lies, and I believe any opportunity in this field will open doorways for reaching my dreams. Whether it be towards acting, producing, directing, I want to grasp all I can with the entertainment industry,” said Gregorek.
As an intern, Gregorek will be responsible for helping with the sets, learning how some of the high tech equipment works, and learning how a professional production company develops their products- from both a business and creative standpoint. While at Hobart, he was a studio art major and a media and society minor.
Founded in 2002, Zoomari Films specializes in live concert productions, original television programs, commercials and music videos. Emmy Award Winning Director and Cinematographer Marc Bloomgarden ’90 is the principal director and cinematographer at Zoomari. With more than 12 years in production, he has worked with such stars as U2’s Bono and Edge, the Rolling Stones, and some of the world’s top fashion models.
Bloomgarden has recently directed the national “Smart Call” campaign for the IDT phone company, teasers for Monday Night Football, a concert video for Rob Thomas, a music video based commercial with the band Velvet Revolver, and several spots for the New York Rangers Hockey Team. He was also the director of photography on nine of the “Truth” campaign’s anti-smoking spots, including the highly acclaimed “Body Bag” spot. He has acted as director of photography for Target, Sony Playstation, and Holiday Inn Express spots.