My favorite hobbies are graphic design and voice acting, however nothing is bigger than my love for broadcasting. I know television station call letters, station history and ownership information. I realize that this may be an unusual interest, but I have found friends across the country who are interested in it as well.
Graphic-wise, I would love to build my own station package someday. Some of my favorite packages include the WLEX package from Blue Helio (from the minds of Giant Octopus), the Custom WFAA package from Hothaus and the WPVI package from CAKE Studios.
Additionally, I’ve been seriously practicing my voice over skills since I was about 17 years old. I love to listen to different animated characters and to identify the voice actor who played a certain role. While this could be a profession one day, again, my biggest love is broadcasting, so I would love to provide news, promotional and imaging for some of the biggest TV stations in the top 25 markets.
Other than that which is listed above I have many other interests about which you’ll have to ask me.
A last note about myself, I can’t say that I’m a very relaxed guy. I’m wound tight. My brain is running a million miles an hour even if I can’t combine the words to share exactly what I’m thinking. This can be problematic as I can be 20 steps ahead of everybody else, but I can’t tell you how exactly I got there (lol). My ability to read social cues lack and some may find my since of humor unusual, though I always have a quip at hand.
If you get to know me and we work well together, I’ll be loyal to you until the end of time. That’s not to say that I’ll do something dangerous or illegal for you. I’m loyal not stupid. But I take good care of my friends and would do just the same for a boyfriend. Friends are very important to me and without them I don’t know what I’d do.
Jack McDevitt’s Alex Benedict and Priscilla Hutchens novels (2 different series).
Boy and Flying Solo from Roald Dahl
Bathroom Reader series (a collection of short, factual stores; delivered like an encyclopedia)
And though it may not be a book, Wikipedia. I could spend my life reading Wikipedia.
Movies and TV shows:
One incredible gift I have is the ability to cold read television series and movies. It’s based on standard patterns that movies and shows follow. Not only can storylines be predicted, but camera angles, sequence of events and introductions to important characters can be identified beforehand. However, while I cannot make sweeping generalities about plots, while watching a movie or TV show, I can tell within about 5-10 minutes what the resultant will be and point out key aspects that will be referred to later within the program and specifically within mysteries, I can identify misleading suspects and exactly which party is guilty. I can also identify, in some cases, individuals on the executive production team of the TV show or movie because the story style and filmography looks and feel markedly similar to another one of their productions.
It’s fun for me, especially when I can explain the formula to others. This being true, movies that do not follow a formula, tend to be more interesting and most often are the award winners of Hollywood.
I realize music very similarly to movies and TV shows. Many songs I haven’t listened to before can have predictable chord progressions and I can easily remember lyrics. Therefore I look beyond the predictable nature of the music and analyze and compare the different instrumentations and really like to pick out each instrument’s part.
Some of my favorite music is jazz, because of the soothing rhythm and the sliding nature of it. I disregard rap and metal as music entirely. To me, one is a poem with a bed and the other is an iron-works factory.
Remember how I said that I was a news junkie? This can be applied to music too. There are these packages of music themes that television stations use as their branding. They use something called a signature (a consistent 3-9 note identifier) throughout the package. When people in their community hear that signature, there is a brand association. I love these theme packages (we call them news music packages) because every package is different, has their own nuances (as with graphics packages) and each publisher has their own unique sound. It’s a lot of fun to identify these nuances and point them out to my friends.
I love many variety. I'm not really picky on the type, just that it's gluten free and lactose free (an allergy of mine).
1. Friends and family.
2. Someone to spend my life with.
3. A furry companion.
4. Computing technology.
5. Intellectual stimuli.
6. Eyewear (I have to see where I’m going).
Please, no devout Christians. I am atheist and I don’t like to get into sparing matches with those who insist that I join them. Everyone ends up being angry and it doesn't really help a relationship. However, a political variety is welcome! I’m quite Liberal (many stories there), so anyone who is of a different political ideology is encouraged to contact me.