YouTube Content Creator and SWBOCES Alumni Stop by for Q&A Session
YouTuber and SWBOCES Alumni Provide Insight into the Media Industry
The TV/Video Production class got a glimpse into the future when YouTube content creator Anthony Valbiro and Southern Westchester BOCES alumni Donell Clark stopped by for a Q&A session. This visit provided students the opportunity to have an open discussion and learn more about their chosen field.
"Having industry representatives come speak with students in the TV/Video Production program is incredibly beneficial to their ongoing professional and personal development," said Instructor Michael May.
Mr. Valbiro is known for his YouTube channel "Ten Second Songs,” which he began as a way to promote his music production business. He creates covers of popular songs in various styles and genres and has amassed a following of more than 3.5 million subscribers. Mr. Valbiro spoke of the ups and downs in the industry and how hard work pays off.
Mr. Clark, a videographer and editor who graduated from the program in 2013, was also on deck to answer questions and provide insight into the media industry. He spoke about his work in the field and how staying focused and working hard is the key to success.
Student Nasim Jones enjoyed the Q&A session with his fellow classmates and said he related most with Mr. Clark. Jones' main takeaway from the discussion was that “the program can really take you somewhere in life and it showed how successful you can be.”
Both Mr. Valbiro and Mr. Clark spoke about their hardships in the industry and the lessons they learned along the way. They assured students that with a positive mindset you can do anything.
“It was interesting and good to know that if you have the right attitude, you can keep doing what you like. It’s good to see that if you try, you can go somewhere,” said student Sam Burgos.