Earning an impressive 155 internship hours, Tyler Hughes accepted a position at Pittsburgh Community Television (PCTV21) under the mentorship and supervision of Eric Witt, Production Specialist. Tyler learned how to bring together an entire production from pre-production set ups and graphics to properly setting up the lighting and microphones for taping guests. Tyler’s internship included actual running of the soundboard and cameras, post-production editing, and filming complete segments. Tyler’s City High tech class experience was an excellent springboard for this new learning venture.
While Tyler was already contemplating a communications major in college, being enmeshed in the production process further convinced him that film, video production, sound editing and graphics must be primary considerations in the college selection process. Through Tyler’s experience with the professionals at PCTV21, the internship also sparked inspiration to become an A&R (artists and repertoire) talent scout at a major record label company. Scouting talent and overseeing the artistic development of artists and songwriters is a career possibility not previously explored by Tyler but now embraced as career potential.