©2018 by Rick Meeker

MY BACKGROUND

...the cliff notes

 
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BACK IN THE DAY...

    I was born and raised in Livingston, NJ  by two incredible parents who inspired me to follow my dreams. I've always had a strong imagination and a passion for creating something out of nothing.  Art was the one thing that always came natural to me.

    When I turned 12, I got my first Hi-8 camera and from that moment I was hooked.  I was fortunate to go to Livingston High School where they had (at the time) a state of the art TV studio. Once I walked into the door, I was immediately drawn to the art of production. I learned the basics of the industry from some wonderfully talented teachers.

    After high school, I went to Monmouth University where I graduated with a bachelors degree in Communication with a focus in TV & Radio. Monmouth has one of the best student-run TV stations, called Hawk TV. Professors and students work side-by-side to create top quality productions to be broadcasted to the entire campus. This university supplied me with the knowledge and experience to propel me into becoming a professional in the entertainment industry.

PROFESSIONAL LIFE...

    Since graduating from Monmouth University in 2008, I have been working in the TV industry in both the New York and Los Angeles markets. The road has not been pretty and I have so many great stories  that have pushed me forward to achieve each of my goals.

    I realized quickly that it takes strength and perseverance to embrace the extreme highs and lows of production. No matter what, the experiences have always been worth the effort. I have met some exceptional people and have been to the most extraordinary places. I never take anything for granted, embrace culture and continue to grow and learn everyday. Life is a wonderful thing and I want to continue to share my craft with the world.

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Contact me directly to learn more specifics about my life.