Nicholas Gross '23 was being flown to Ohio, but his exact destination was a secret. It was the height of the pandemic, and the dirt bike event organizers decided to host their event, but without fans. And because dirt bike legends would be in attendance, organizers feared that fans would show up anyway. So instead, it was essential personnel only. That included Gross.
Gross is a video production intern for AGVideo, a full-service video production company out of Windsor, NY. Gross has worked for the company since 2018. He started out as a camera operator before working his way up to directing. Gross controls what the television audience sees using the switcher - a control board that allows him to "switch" shots between cameras. Last year, he was part of the production team producing the dirt bike race for Fight TV (below). Just this past weekend, he flew to Washington, D.C. for a college football pregame show at Howard University.
“TV production is probably one of the most stressful things I’ve done because of the fast-paced environment, but it’s great experience.”
Gross began his college career at SUNY Broome Community College, and transferred to Siena this fall to continue his education in the sports communications program. It's a symbiotic relationship.
Gross is learning in the classroom, and also participating on the production crew of live Siena sporting events produced for ESPN3 and ESPN+.
“It’s nice to have a college degree on your resume, but it’s so important to have experience because that’s what will distinguish you from someone else when applying for a job. The experience that I've gained working for AGVideo is priceless and it's probably going to be the reason I get my first job out of college.”
Nicholas Gross '23