Welcome

10553622_1030463640346429_5230583197204238863_nMy name is Gage Freeman and welcome to my ePortfolio.  I am currently the Social Media and Production Coordinator, the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate.  Formerly, I was the Multi-Media Specialist after being the video production intern.

In my time here I have designed numerous graphics and animations for sponsors, social media, and in-game content.  I have also produced, scripted, edited, and voiced many videos for social media, in-game use, and commercial use.  Several of the videos have been profile pieces and recaps of events.  I possess a strong understanding of Adobe Programs, several video editing programs, social media, radio, and writing for multiple platforms.

I have worked hand in hand with corporate sponsors, ticket sales reps, and outside organizations, among others.  I’ve worked on everything from solo projects for individuals to larger projects that affect our organization and marketing efforts as a whole.

I graduated from Marietta College in the spring of 2015 with a BA in Broadcasting and a minor in Sports Management.  I am a former member of the Cross Country and Track team at Marietta.  Athletics are a large part of my life, I have competed in them for the majority of my life and have ran cross country and track since high school and hope to be involved in them in some aspect in my career.

I enrolled at Marietta College for my freshman year in the fall of 2011.  I feel that my transition to college from high school was relatively easy and smooth.  Academics have always been relatively easy for me and have remained just as important, if not more important, to me in college.  Throughout my time at Marietta I maintained a cumulative GPA of over 3.8.  I have been named to either the Dean’s List or High Dean’s list every semester, for a total of 8.   On campus I was a part of several organizations and was selected for a few honorary societies as well.  I  won two academic based awards in my time on campus.

I have had valuable experiences that have allowed me to gain experience in my future career field and have also expanded my knowledge.  In the fall semester of my freshman year and the spring of my sophomore year I hosted an one hour radio shift on the school’s radio station.  During my sophomore year the station began using the software Simian for the radio, it is an automated system, and I learned how to voice track and use the program.  Starting this semester, 2015, a classmate and I began hosting a sports talk show once a week for an hour.  During my years here at the college I have been apart of the college’s news station.  I have worked behind the scenes directing, technical directing, producing, running the audio board, camera, and teleprompter and as a writer.  I have also been on-air talent as anchor, co-anchor, entertainment reporter, sports reporter, and weatherman.  I have held several positions in the news organization as well.  During my sophomore year I became the Special Features Producer, my junior year I was the Sports Director and then during my last year I became the Station Manager.

When it comes to professional experience in the broadcasting field I worked part-time for WMOA, a local radio station for a brief time during the summer of 2015.  During summer 2014 I was the sports intern at WTAP, a NBC affiliate located in Parkersburg, West Virginia.  At this internship I filmed several live sporting events, edited highlights, transcribed interviews, built full-screens, shot b-roll, assisted with live shots and went with reporters on assignments to help them out.  I was able to conduct an interview with Akron University’s Head Football Coach Terry Bowden as part of the internship.  Other experience I have in this  field includes doing play-by-play and commentating for numerous sporting events here at Marietta College.  I was able to parlay this experience into a part-time job with Clear Channel Radio out of Parkersburg and help call a few local high school games.  Lastly, I have produced and directed numerous pieces of work in my time here from interviews, to packages, to full length programs.

In the sports management field I had an internship under the Athletic Director at Marietta College in the summer of 2013 and one with Southern Ohio Copperheads baseball team during the summer of 2012.  In my internship with the athletic director I helped develop and design a marketing proposal and did several other tasks.  At the internship with the Copperheads I worked multiple positions such as usher, tickets, mascot, set up, etc.   Also, during these summers I worked the OAC Conference and NCAA DIII baseball tournaments in Marietta as a member of the grounds crew.  I also shared the responsibility of putting together a lunch for the teams playing at the regional tournament in 2012.

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Running at the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championship during the winter of my freshman year.

I would like to thank you  for visiting my ePortfolio and encourage you to look around at my Resume, Video Samples , Graphics & Animations that I’ve created, Writing Samples, Awards I have received, Organizations I was a part of at Marietta, and some Volunteering I have done.

I can be reached anytime through email (freemangm2015@gmail.com) or cell phone (740) 706-1982.

Thank you again,

Gage freeman