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Media and Communication at
Muhlenberg College


ZACHARY WEISS
Class of 2005
Associate Media Producer / FAA

zjweiss@gmail.com
typical day: I'm a contractor, hired by the Federal Aviation Administration to produce videos and other media to be used as training, advertisement, and celebration for the agency and its customers. In a way, it's almost like being back in a production class at Muhlenberg. I write, storyboard, direct, shoot, and edit all of the projects assigned to me. So far, no two projects have been the same, and I've been allowed a fair amount of creative freedom in a traditionally cut-and-dry government agency.

exciting news: Prior to taking this job, I worked in northern Michigan at the Interlochen Arts Academy, a nationally recognized school for the arts. In addition to my responsibilities as a counselor, I worked in their newly developed Motion Picture Arts department.

insights: I've just read that internships are no longer required. My advice, get one anyway. In this field of work, especially, it's good to know people.

(2007)