WCTV Members Spotlight: Hayden Kane
This month the spotlight shines on Hayden Kane! Hayden has been part of the Kids & Teens youth program for the last couple of year and we wanted to talk with him about being a young producer. Check out our podcast in the player below and our Q&A interview as well.
WCTV: Hey Hayden! First of all thank you for being here. Let’s start with an easy question. How long have you been an active member of WCTV?
HK: (Thinking a moment before answering.) Um, wow good question. Let me see, I think I joined…yeah, I joined when I was 9 years old for the Kids & Teens program. So, I think I’ve been part of WCTV for five years. Actually, as of this second session of Kids & Teens it’s five and a half years.
WCTV: Why did you decide to become involved with WCTV?
HK: My dad saw an ad in the Town Crier for the Kids & Teens class. He turned to me and said "I think you’d like this" and the rest is history.
WCTV: What was the first project not Kids & Teens related that you worked on using WCTV equipment?
HK: Um, not Kids & Teens by myself production? I think I filmed a Rome Infomercial for my 6th grade history class?
WCTV: Rome Infomercial? What was that like?
HK: It was just like a class project using video to make people want to learn more about Rome, or like go to Rome.
WCTV: What is your favorite project you've worked on here at WCTV?
HK: Ok there’s two. The best or the nicest to film... I should say the most comfortable I felt working on was filming a documentary on the Farmer’s Market with Nick Toth. If we’re talking about in class the “Super Sprittle Spray Skit” is my favorite.
WCTV: Is there any projects you’d like to work on or film in the future?
HK: I want to make another glorified commercial. I did one for the Keller Haus up in New Hampshire. It was for their Apple computer camp. I want to make another one for them, that would be awesome.
WCTV: Do you have any big plans or projects you’re going to try and get accomplished in 2017?
HK: I really want to learn more stuff in After Effects or video editing in Premiere Pro. Most importantly I want an internship here (Saying out loud) hint, hint. I’m literally counting down the days until I can get an internship here.
WCTV: Any projects or misconceptions about making videos you learned about from WCTV?
HK: This is embarrassing, but I expected to be a big-time director right away. Like as soon as I walked in the door when I got here. I thought I’d be given a four-part Ken Burns style miniseries and be famous. I’m glad I was wrong.
WCTV: Why do you think people should come to WCTV?
HK: When I first got here I didn’t know anything about video, or production. Now I know a lot and I sell computers based on what I've learned here.