As a production supervisor for E&E Publishing energy policy show, OnPoint, Douglas Zimmerman ’03 has learned, “In live broadcasting, everything that can go wrong, will go wrong, at the worst possible time. Knowing how to problem solve is half of what it takes to be successful.”
Mr. Zimmerman graduated from George Washington University with a degree in electronic media and digital arts, but his love for the technical side of television began as a student at The Hun School where he was enrolled in Video 1 and involved in the now classic Hun School film, “Prank.”
“Not many high schools offer programs like Hun. In Video we learned about lighting, editing, and about setting shots. Most importantly, we learned if we wanted a certain shot, we had to figure it out and be creative in order to come up with a solution.”
Mr. Zimmerman started out as a video editor to E&E Publishing in 2008 and has since moved forward to his current role of Production Supervisor. In 2010, Mr. Zimmerman was on the scene for coverage of the oil spill in Louisiana, directed E&E’s live coverage of the 2012 Presidential Debate at MIT, and covered the most recent State of the Union address. “The technology in broadcasting is always changing, absorb as much knowledge and make as my contacts as you can.”
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.