22 July 2014

Recent Grad's Guide to the Job Search

Calvin Gwinner '13 at work at WETM-TV
Recent Communication Grad and Outstanding Senior in Media Production Award Recipient Calvin Gwinner '13 (Media Production) offers some advice to other grads tackling the job market!


As a May 2013 graduate of Buffalo State College, I was worried. I had no idea HOW I was going to find a job in an industry that is highly competitive, has been under stress from recent technological shifts, and that is located, for the most part, in cities. Somehow, I beat the odds and found a job. An entry-level job, in a small market, but a job nonetheless. As somebody who has entered the real world, and has come out (relatively) victorious, this is my field guide for all you Buff-State Comm. majors.

            Before we begin... a brief little run-down of my job.
           
            I work at WETM-TV in Elmira. WETM is an NBC affiliate in a small market, which covers a few small cities in the Twin Tiers area of New York and Pennsylvania. We share the market with an ABC/CBS affiliate, a FOX affiliate, and the local PBS station. WETM is the local news leader in the market, as evidenced by our new "Your Local News Leader" slogan. Although the station itself has been in HD for a while, the news has recently switched over to HD as well, resulting in a new logo, new graphics, and tons of the promo spots. That is where I come in.
            Although I was hired as a "production assistant," I am, in practice, a full-fledged member of creative services at the station. My job consists of performing all video-shooting duties for commercials, shooting non-studio video for promotions, and editing  about a third of said promos/spots. In addition, I shoot and edit a weekly show, entitled "Friends & Neighbors," where a well-off magazine owner goes around the area interviewing businesses. Sometimes the job is very boring, sometimes it is very hectic, and the pay is not that great.... but it is a real job. It's a full-time, unionized, big-boy job, and I love it.

            Now for the guide itself.

            1. WHILE YOU ARE STILL IN COLLEGE, DO SOMETHING
            Seriously. Anything. Most people get an internship, which is excellent. Others sign up for clubs, which is great too, though you really should join one that is relevant to your career. Playing inter-collegiate sports is an okay option too, as it shows that you can dedicate yourself to something. What you should NOT do is nothing. I know college is fun. I like to party as much as the next guy, but you have to show potential employers that you CARE about your career. How do you show them that? Extra-curricular activity.
            Personally, I joined BSC-TV. As many of you know, BSC-TV has its share of drawbacks... but it has its benefits too. The BEST benefit is that it is easy to rise through the ranks. It is always nice for your resume to have some leadership skills, in your career path, on it. I went from Secretary to President within one semester, and actually DID something while I was there. Getting the station through a transitional period like I did can be a pretty useful skill in an industry where stations are always changing. If anything, joining the station and becoming President shows employers that I CARE about my career, and that is what they really want. They need caring people, not some slouch who goes through the motions. Whether you join BSC-TV (please do, they always need members,) intern at WBEN, or play men's hockey (go Bengals,) just make sure you do SOMETHING while you still have a chance.

            2. PRACTICE YOUR CRAFT
            This is something that I wish I could change about myself. I honestly went into the job hunt with little practical experience. I am competent with shooting video, and audio production, and basic editing, but I fell far short in effects work. If you can't take the actual After Effects class at Buff State, do your best to familiarize yourself with the program. The same goes for Photoshop. I lucked out and found a job that allowed me to come in with zero AE experience, and I have been learning every day, but it pays to know about this stuff from the get-go. Maybe you know how to use AE, but you have barely touched a camera. Learn about cameras. Practice. Any skills you gain before you look for your first job will help a TON.

            3. MAKE THAT RESUME LOOK GOOD
            I think some people are intimidated by creating a resume, but it really isn't hard. If you have trouble, go to the CDC, but it really is not as complicated as it looks. Make it simple, to the point, and make it promote you with hard facts. List any accomplishments that make you seem more employable in your field. My resume includes my time at BSC-TV, my "Most Outstanding Student in Media Production" award, and any and all skills I learned in class (audio mixer, Final Cut 7, studio cameras, etc. etc. etc..) Good things to stress are technical skills and leadership skills. I think those are very helpful in this career path. Also, make the resume look nice, but don't get too crazy. You can add some lines to divide sections, but leave the emojis and flowers off.

            4. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR COVER LETTERS
            When I write a cover letter, I basically write my resume, but with a lot more eloquence. First and foremost, get the information out there. From there I think it is good to put a little emotion and pride in the cover letter. You want to show that you care about your career. Make sure, however, that you do not sound desperate. You do not want it to sound like you NEED this job, even if you do.

            5. GET SOME REFERENCES
            By get references, I mean get references that matter. Your art professor and frat bro are not good references. Every student should try to cultivate relationships with your professors. Believe it or not, they do care about you. I am thankful to have had the now retired Paul Dewald as a mini-mentor at BSC, as well as having the help of Meg Knowles in preparing for my job search. Not only did they give me help as non-official advisors, but having them as references goes a long way as well. Even if your potential employer doesn't call, just having good references can certainly help.

            6. APPLY ALL OVER
            As someone who happened to get a job within driving distance of where I have lived for 15 years, it is weird to say this, but apply all over. I did. I applied to news stations as far south as Virginia and as far west as Ohio. I also tried to apply to ESPN in Vermont, and to Fox Sports in LA. Although I happened to get a job close by, do not expect to. Being open to where you live will raise your ability to find a job exponentially.

            7. DO NOT EXPECT TO MAKE BANK IMMEDIATLY
            I don't make a ton of money. I'm entry-level, in a small market. I'm okay with it though, and you should be to. Expect to "pay some dues." It's normal to be in the trenches for a while before you can be the top dog. It's better that way too. Those people who pay their dues always get more respect than those who somehow go right to the top. I have seen it myself. In the end, I make a livable wage. I'm fine with that. I have fun, I have a second job at Best Buy that I work a couple of 4-hour shifts a week, and I do my best to improve myself so that I can raise my pay-grade. The one thing I do NOT do, is dwell on how much I make.

            8. BE PATIENT
            This is a big one. Do not think you will get a job a week after graduating. You MIGHT, but you probably won't. It took me almost exactly a year to find my job. I submitted an easy 50 applications, and made inquiries for dozens more. Finding a job in this market is honestly tough. You have to bring something to the table, at the right time, to the right place. I think it takes luck. I happened to see my station was hiring at a time when they needed someone THEN. They had an HD conversion on the way, an employee leaving that week, and the need for someone that could step in immediately. I lucked out. I fit the bill. Sometimes, you just need to be in the right place at the right time.

            9. BE PROFESSIONAL
            This is simple. In your emails, on the phone, during your interview, you need to act professional. Have some gravitas. Dress nice, in a suit that fits. Go to the thrift store if you have too. You should look the part of a GQ cover model, and have the professionalism of a GQ editor in chief, to the best of your ability. If you look like you don't care about the interview, then you look like you don't care about the job. This is an OBVIOUS for those of you who want to be a reporter, or anchor. You have to look and act the part, whether you are mentally ready or not.

            And finally....

            10. BE ENTHUSIASTIC
            You spent at least two years of your life learning about this career, so act like you enjoy it! Television is a lot of fun, even when it is boring. I would not want to be in any other career in the world. Whether you prefer radio, newspaper journalism, film making, or television, enjoy it. Love it. It really is rewarding, fun, exciting, and it makes me proud every day.

            There it is. Everything I could think of from my experiences that could help YOU get a job. I really hope it helps, and maybe I will see your spot, or story, or segment someday soon.


Calvin Gwinner- WETM-TV

20 July 2014

Evans Wins 2014 SPJ Scholarship

Autumn Evans '15
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) recently announced that it has awarded Autumn Evans '15 (Journalism)  a 2014 scholarship from the College Scholarship Fund of their Greater Buffalo Chapter.  Autumn, who hails from Sanborn, NY, will be a senior at Buffalo State this year.  She is currently the Associate News Editor of the campus newspaper, The Record, and has also written for The Lewiston Looking Glass, a blog covering businesses on Center Street in Lewiston, NY. 

Monica Disare, a senior at Yale University and editor of the Yale Daily News, was also awarded a scholarship this year.

SPJ Scholarship awardees are chosen from amongst WNY college journalism majors who are judged based upon their writing and journalistic skills.

17 July 2014

Brennan named Station Manager at WNYB


Sean Brennan, a part-time lecturer in the Communication Department, has recently been promoted to Station Manager at WNYB-TV.   He has been a Production Manager at that station since 2000, specializing in directing live television programs broadcast to both local and global markets.  Previous to that, Brennan was the Senior Promotions Producer at WNYO WB49 in Buffalo.  Brennan teaches Media Literacy (COM 100) courses at Buffalo State College.

WNYB, UHF Digital Channel 26 (Time Warner Cable Channel 23 in Buffalo),  is owned by Tri-State Christian Television, and is a religious television station with studios located in Orchard Park.  Brennan has an MS in Television/Radio/Film from  Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Communications.

07 July 2014

P-T Prof Named WBFO News Director

   Brian Meyer, part-time adviser and lecturer in Media Writing, has been named as News Director at WBFO-FM 88.7
   Meyer has taught journalism and writing courses at Buffalo State for 20 years. He also has served as academic adviser for Communication students for the past year. 
   Meyer will continue his part-time work with Buffalo State students while he settled into his new job.
   Professionally, Meyer served as a city government writer, business writer and most recently, a digital media producer at The Buffalo News. Prior to that, the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and Marquette University graduate was the managing editor at WBEN radio.   He was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters' Hall of Fame in 2010 and has received the "General Excellence of Individual Reporting" award by the Associated Press. He also was selected as Buffalo Business First's "40 Under Forty" award.

14 June 2014

Com Grad Interns in Southern Belize

Evan Johnson at the Maya Leadership Alliance Office
2013 Communication grad Evan Johnson is completing a two month internship in international affairs working with the Maya Leadership Alliance in the Toledo District of Southern Belize.  The Toledo District is the poorest and least developed in Belize. The MLA works with Acaldes (traditional village leaders) in assessing and protecting the rights of Maya peoples in Belize. Evan conducts archival research and travels with MLA leadership to Q'eqchi and Mopan village in Southern Belize.

Evan Johnson in his new neighborhood
During his internship, Evan is living with a Belizian family in the town of Punta Gorda a few blocks from the MLA office. Punta Gorda is home to Garifuna, Kriol, Mopan Maya, Q'eqchi Maya, East Indian, Chinese, and Mennonite communities. Students interested in interning or volunteering in Belize should contact Professor Niman.

Photos by Mike Niman - June 2, 2014.

12 June 2014

Join the Comm Alumni Trip to see Tom Brokaw


Communication Alumni, staff and faculty are invited on a day trip hosted by the Communication Alumni Committee on Monday, June 23rd.   The group will travel to the Chautauqua institution to see NBC journalist and author Tom Brokaw speak.  Brokaw anchored the NBC Nightly News for more than 20 years, retiring in 2004.   He has also authored several books, including the best-selling The Greatest Generation.  

The group will travel by bus, departing from Lot M-1 at 7:30 a.m and returning around 4:00 p.m.   The cost to participate is $30, which includes the bus, entrance to the institution and the lecture, which takes place at 10:00 a.m.  Participants will also have time to eat lunch on their own on the grounds before departure.   Register here.

The Communication Alumni Committee is also planning a reunion during Homecoming Weekend in September for Communication Alumni.   Those interested should contact Associate Professor Deborah Silverman at silvered@buffalostate.edu . An article with further information about the trip appeared in News & Notes,  here.

02 June 2014

Jobs, Internships and more Jobs!


The state's unemployment rate fell by .2% to 6.7% in April 2014, the lowest level since December, 2008 according to statistics announced by the Department of Labor on May 20th.

 The employment resurgence in Western New York has been evident to Communication student and alumni in the month of May, 2014, as more than 20 job and internship opportunities in the communication field have been posted to the Communication Facebook and alumni LinkedIn sites.  Jobs are posted by alumni, friends of the department or have been sent to the department by professional contacts. Please keep them coming!

Some of the opportunities we have fielded over the last month include:

Marketing/Advertising/Public Communication Jobs

Part Time Graphic Designer   -   Block Club, branding & marketing agency
Marketing & Communication Coordinator  -  St. Edward High School (Lakewood, Ohio)
Annual Special Giving Coordinator  - Hilbert College
Communication Manager  -  Amazon Prime Air
Recruitment Publications Specialist  -  Genesee Community College

Media Production Jobs

Producer  -  WKBW Channel 7
Assistant Editor  -  Paper Route Productions
Producer, Assistant Producer  -  ND Studios Music Video Productions

Journalism Jobs

Reporter - The Cortland Standard
Full Time Sports Reporter, Lockport  -- Community Papers of WNY (Metro Group, Inc.)
Full Time Sports Reporter, Orchard Park/West Seneca -- Community Papers of WNY (Metro Group, Inc.)
Freelance Writer / Photographer  -  West Seneca & Elma Sun newspaper


Internships / Volunteer Opportunities

Marketing & Writing Intern - Troy & Banks
Video, Design, Marketing Internships  -  SunSpin Media, branding & marketing agency
Community Relations Intern  - Bertrand Chaffee Hospital
Graphic Design Intern - The Quilted Squirrel, advertising agency

Social Media / Photography Intern  -  Leadership Buffalo
Media Production Intern - The Quilted Squirrel, advertising agency
Production Assistants   -  ND Studios Music Video Shoots

Paid Journalism Internships - Batavia Daily News
Writers & Podcasters - The Scoop online news blog


According to the NYS Department of Labor's newsletter Employment in New York State: "Thirty six months of over-the-year private sector job growth show that Western New York's labor market is indeed recovering from the 2008-2009 recession.  Job opportunities currently exist in almost every sector throughout the regional economy."






29 May 2014

Seeking Assessment Help From Alumni


The Communication Department is seeking two alumni volunteers, starting next week, to read a series of short communication history essays as part of an assessment project. The alumni readers would be needed for approximately three hours.

Each year, the Communication Department assesses student performance in a selection of courses to determine if students are achieving the desired learning outcomes for our courses.    Assessments help us improve Communication courses and teaching methods. 

If interested, please contact Department Chair Joe Marren at marrenjj@buffalostate.edu or call the department office at 878-6008.

28 May 2014

Alumni May Prefer Buffalo, According to COM Grads

Buffalo looks like a desirable place for recent college graduates to settle, according to CreditDonkey.com and recent Buffalo State graduates Kyle Bukolt '14 (Public Communication) and Angelica Rodriguez '14 (Journalism).   Both were interviewed for a Buffalo News article by Jay Tokasz about the national website's list of Top 10 Cities for College Grads, which placed Buffalo at the top of its list ranking metropolitan areas of 500,000 to 1 million people.  Low unemployment, short commutes, affordable housing, and a profusion of bars are amongst the city's attractive qualities, according to CreditDonkey.  Toledo, Dayton, El Paso and Tulsa follow Buffalo on the list in positions 2 through 5.

Kyle Bukolt '14
Bukolt, who has a part time job in public relations at the WNY non-profit organization Valley Community Association, stated that he hopes to eventually attain a PR position with the Buffalo Sabres or at the new HarborCenter at the waterfront.  Bukolt is a former sports reporter for Buffalo State's newspaper, The Record.  He observed that, "The downtown development is huge for Buffalo, and I really would like to be a part of it, so that 20, 30 years from now, I can look back and say, 'I had a part in Buffalo getting better…'"

Angelica Rodriguez '14
Rodriguez, a recent Culture Editor for The Record, currently writes about women's hockey for SB Nation's Hockey Wilderness and works part time at Wegman's, but is seeking a full-time job writing for a newspaper or blog.   Angie hails from Brooklyn, and according to the News article sees Buffalo as a strategic place to launch her career. "You have opportunities here that you don't necessarily have in Chicago and New York,"she stated.

The front page article in May 28th's edition of the Buffalo News can be seen here.




23 May 2014

PR Students Help Real-World Clients

COM 418 Campaigns in Public Relations and Advertising is the capstone course for Public Communication majors. This spring semester, in both sections of the senior-level course, students worked with organizations in Western New York.


In Professor Seth Oyer’s section, students developed an integrated campaign for J.H. Bertrand, a family-owned specialty labeling company located in Buffalo. With its roots in the F.E. Mason & Sons Seal Company, the family has been in the labeling business since 1907.

Meanwhile, in Professor Ron Smith’s 418 section, the class client was the Japan Culture Center, a non-profit organization that is an outgrowth of the Buffalo-Kanazawa Sister City Program that recently observed its 50th anniversary. Students developed a two-fold strategy to promote an October campus concert of taiko, Japanese drum music. They also created an ongoing promotion/awareness campaign for the center, which has a mission to acquaint Western New York with aspects of Japanese culture including music, food, dance, flower arranging, language, and related issues.

22 May 2014

On the Documentary Beat: Spring 2014


Watch these two interesting short films produced by Media Productions majors in Spring 2014 in Advanced Documentary Production.

Nate Hughes '14 (Media Production) and Steve Rosenthal directed The Search for Hope: The Life and Art of Ramon Dennis, which features a talented Western New York artist who overcomes surprising physical challenges.




I'd Buy That for a Dollar: Rebuilding History by Marc Smith '15 (Media Production) and Andrew Capuano '14 (Media Production) investigates the opportunity to buy and rehabilitate dilapidated houses from the City of Buffalo for one dollar. 

18 May 2014

McNair Banquet Honors 3 Communication Majors

Brittney Singletary with
Associate Provost and Dean Kevin Railey
On Friday May 16th, the McNair Scholars Program held its annual banquet honoring graduating seniors and giving awards to outstanding students completing the program.

Journalism major Brittney Singletary '14 was awarded the competitive $1,000 David Matyjasik Scholarship to help with her expenses in graduate school.  She will be pursuing graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh next year.  Named in honor of David Matyjasik, a McNair Scholar who was killed in a tragic car accident just two weeks into his summer research experience, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who exhibits the true characteristics of a McNair Scholar, has already been accepted to graduate school, and possesses a strong interest in research and teaching.

Sade McKenzie with Mentor Professor Knowles 

Communication majors Sade McKenzie '14 (Comm Studies) and Adza Beda '14 (Journalism) were also honored at the event as graduating McNair Scholars.   McKenzie recently presented her
quantitative study investigating changes college students close to graduation may make in their Facebook profiles in anticipation of a job search at Buffalo State's Celebration of Research and Creativity.

Professor Niman with Adza Beda
Communication Professor Michael Niman was recognized as the Outstanding Faculty Mentor of the year.  Dr. Niman was nominated by his mentee, Adza Beda, whose project involved field work in Belize studying cacao production,  and also recently presented her research as part of the Research and Creativity forum.


17 May 2014

2014 Com Grad Awards Ceremony

Taven Gibson with family

The Communication Department's faculty, staff, students, parents and friends gathered in Bulger Hall on May 16th for its Graduation Honors and Awards Ceremony to recognize graduating seniors.  Department Chair Joe Marren gave a short talk to graduates and those who have supported them over the course of their college careers.   Keynote speaker Professor Paul DeWald, who is retiring after 47 years at the college and 34 years teaching broadcasting in the Communication department, offered some words of wisdom and career advice to the graduates. 

Professor Paul DeWald gives the Keynote Address

The Dean's Award for the Outstanding Communication Student went to Leah Daily, a Public Communication Major.   Awards for overall Outstanding Student in each discipline were given to:  Samantha Wulff (Journalism), James Lewis (Media Production), Darrell Porter (Public Communication) and Johnathan Snyder (Communication Studies).
Prof. Marren & Darrell Porter, Outstanding Public Com Grad
Prof. Marren & Samantha Wulff, Outstanding Journalism Grad

Prof. Marren & Jim Lewis, Outstanding Media Production Grad

Oliver Colbert (Journalism) was recipient of the Charles Y. Adair Award, a $500 award for a graduating senior showing a commitment to communication.   This award was created as a memorial fund established by friends and family of a popular and legendary journalism professor who died in 2000.

Prof. Marren & Oliver Colbert, Adair Award winner


Adza Beda, Sade McKenzie, Shy Taylor
Nikki Styliades

Devan Brady, Piquette Scholarship winner

Devan Brady (Media Production & Public Communication) is this year's winner of the Dr. Julia Piquette Award, which is given to a junior or senior with an overall GPA of at least 3.7.  Dr. Piquette was a member of the faculty of the Speech and Communication Department.  She was instrumental in adding radio and television production to the program and helped oversee its transformation in 1977 into the Journalism, Broadcasting and Speech Department (now the Communication Department).  She chaired the department from 1982-1984, retiring in 1987.  Dr. Piquette remained active with the college as an emeriti, which was recognized when the department awarded her the Communication Department Award for Lifetime Dedication in 2000.  Dr. Piquette passed away in 2011.

Brandon Schlager (Journalism) was recognized for earning a Certificate in Sports Communication.

Honors Society Officers Jim Lewis, Victoria Kozuduj,
and Haslee Cameron with mentor Professor Ann Liao

Honor cords were distributed to students who met the criteria of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society, and are members of Buffalo State College's Rho Psi chapter.  To be eligible for membership, students must have an overall GPA of 3.0, and a major GPA of 3.25.  Honors Society mentor Dr. Ann Liao presented the red and white honor cords to be worn at commencement.

Taylor Gesel

Brittney Singletary


Students among the top 15 percent of their class received a Commendation of Academic Achievement for a GPA of 3.5 and above in the major.  These included: Celina Bonifacio, Haslee Cameron, Andrew Caya, Oliver Colbert, Lauren Coppola, Taylor Gesel, Jocelyn Gonzalez, Joanna Haumesser, Megan Hirner, Maram Manjouna, Andrew Manzella, Amanda Matthews, Molly Mitchell, Bethany Nalezynski, Darrell Porter, Jazmina Rivera, Angelica Rodriguez, Michelle Rubado, and Brittney Singletary.

Joshua Beck-Jones


WNY Music Video Has Buffalo State Touch

On Set: Jeff Musial with Alligator (Foreground),
Matt Nardone (Far Left), Nikki Styliades (Second from Left),
crew members and performer holding prop beer
Earlier this month, Nikki Styliades '14 (Media Production) and Grace Philips '15 (TFA) co-produced a music video for ND Studios, directed by Doug Spangenberg from Syracuse with cinematography  by Western New York filmmaker Matt Nardone.  Styliades also acted as Assistant Director on the shoot.  The video featured progressive hardcore punk band Every Time I Die's song, Decaying of the Boys. Everytime I Die, which has been featured on The Warped Tour, is currently signed to Epitaph Records.  The production tapped nationally known animal handler Jeff Musial, who brought both an alligator and a sloth on set.

Van Dinh and Chris Greco prepare prop beer bottles
for party scene special effect

Other Buffalo State students working as production assistants on the shoot included Sara Ali '15 (Comm Studies), Ryan Conner '14 (Media Production), Van Dinh '16 (Media Production), Chris Greco '15 (TFA), Rob Kolb '15 (TFA), and Eric Webb '13 (Media Production).


12 May 2014

Brian Meyer covers Buffalo Theater Scene

Brian Meyer in the WBFO studios
Photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo News reporter, Communication Lecturer and Advisor Brian Meyer recently conducted an InFocus interview for the Buffalo News with Tony-nominated Buffalo actor Stephen McKinley Henderson.   Henderson, who is a professor in the Theater Department at the University at Buffalo, was nominated for his work in August Wilson's play, Fences, and also appeared in Stephen Spielberg's film, Lincoln.  You can see the article and Meyer's video piece here.

Meyer was also featured on WBFO's Press Pass radio segment discussing Henderson and Buffalo's lively theater community.   Meyer can be heard here on Press Pass in conversation with WBFO's Eileen Buckley.

This is all part of a day's work for Brian Meyer, one of Buffalo's busiest media professionals and 2010 inductee to the Buffalo Broadcaster's Hall of Fame.

06 May 2014

Communication Studies Junior Wins Service Learning Award

President Cohen, Rashard Cunningham '15, 
Corey Grant, Gary Welborn
Rashard Cunningham '15 (Communication Studies) was honored today for outstanding student community service in a service-learning course at the 2013-14 Celebration of Service Awards Ceremony.   Rashard worked with the Red Cross to create an extensive visual campaign to encourage blood donations, putting in more than 250 hours of service over the course of the year.  This work was initiated in SOC 389, Community Perspectives and Experiences.   Rushaun Williams '15 (Media Production) was also nominated in this category for his work with Neighborhood Legal Services  in COM 433 Advanced Documentary Production.

At the awards ceremony, Media Production majors Williams, Tom Kaufman '14 and Andrew Capuano '14 presented two short service-learning documentaries they created this semester.   Kaufman, Williams and team member Andrew Krumm '15 worked with Neighborhood Legal Services to create the documentary Tenant Advocacy.  Capuano's production team, which included Emil Goranov '15 and Marc Smith '14, produced Harvesting Hope, a documentary about the farm attached to the Richardson complex.   You can watch it at the link below.